The Laconia Public Library offers fiction, non-fiction, biography, teen, children, paperback, large print, audiobooklCD book, music CD, DVD, video, and periodical collections for ioan. In addition there are the reference and Local History Room collections available for in house use. The Library also subscribes to several newspapers and has the local newspapers archived on microfilm dating back to 1849.

Resources &. Services

Book Discussions: The Library hosts book discussions for children, teens, adults and seniors.

BooklistslBestseller Lists: There are booklists,

reader recommendation lists, and bestseller lists available to patrons as well as staff recommendations.

Catalogs: The Library's automated catalog of all

materials is available online at and through designated computers located throughout the building, searchable by title, author, subject etc.

Children's Room: The Children's Room, 10

cated on the lower level, offers books, videos, audio books, CDs, periodicals etc. for children.

Co~yins & Printing: The Library has a photo

copier as well as printing from the public computers.

Databases: The Library provides access to sev

eral reference online databases including Biography Resource, EBSCOhost, Novelist, Heritage Quest and Newsbank.

Downloadable Audiobooks: The Library is part

of a statewide consortium providing download

able audiobooks to patrons. Each patron is per

mitted up to three titles at a time and each title is

available for 7 days. A Laconia Public Library card

is necessary to subscribe. To register. log onto the

website at

Email: The Library offers computers for email


Genealogy Research: The Library has a variety

of tools to assist with genealogy research inc!ud

ing the Local History Room collection as well as

access to online databases.

Interlibrary Loan: The library can borrow items

from other libraries both in state and out-of-state.

Local History Room: This room is dedicated to

books focusing on the history of the Laconia area, New Hampshire, and New England. Included in this collection are Laconia City Directories, town histories, county histories, Laconia town reports, Laconia High School yearbooks and cemetery records.

Meeting Rooms: The Library has available, at no

charge, two conference rooms located on the upper level which accommodate 10-12 people as well as Laconia Rotary Hall which accommodates up to 110 people. Application forms are available at the main circulation desk and on the website.

Microfilm/Microfilm Reader-Printer: The

Library archives the local newspapers on microfilm, dating back to 1849, and has a microfilm reader-printer available with printing capabilities.

Newsletter: The Library's monthly newsletter,

"Browsingn, provides information on Library programs, events, and new collection additions. Patrons may request a subscription to the printed format or access it on the website at . Additionally, you may register for a bi-weekly electronic newsletter which provides information on upcoming Library events.

Outreach Service: The Library will deliver items

to patrons at home who are homebound and

have difficulty in getting to the Library.

Park: The Library has a beautifut park open to

the public with gardens and chairs as well as free

wireless Internet access.

~:The Library offers passes to: ,.. Canterbury Shaker Village ,.. Currier Gallery of Art ,~ McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center ,.. New Hampshire History Museum l~ Squam Lakes Science Center

Renewals: Items may be renewed for an addl

tional check out period if they have no holdsl

reserves. Renewals are accepted in person, by

phone, via email or online.