Residents and taxpayers of the New Hampshire towns of Colebrook, Columbia, and Clarksville and the Vermont towns of Lemington, Bloomfield and Brunswick, in good standing with the library, have free access to all of the library services.
Non-residents may apply for a library card for an annual fee of $25.00.
- Adult books are loaned for 2 weeks.
- Books on Tape (CD or Cassette) are loaned for 2 weeks.
- Children’s materials are loaned for 3 weeks (with the exception of VHS or DVDs).
- VHS, DVD and Magazines are loaned for only one week.
The Colebrook Public Library participates in an interlibrary loan system through the New Hampshire Automated Information System (www.nhu-pac.library.state.nh.us). Books and other items can be borrowed free. Books newer than six months, generally are not available for loan. Contact the library staff to make a request. If the requested items are available, they are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays by a state library van service.
Items not available in New Hampshire can be searched on-line and ordered from another location. Patron will be responsible for any fee charged by the loaning library.
The Colebrook Public Library has ongoing programs for all ages throughout the year. These may include Storyhour, Lego Club, Summer Reading Programs, Movie Nights, Book Discussion Groups, Video Gaming, and Crafts.
Special events are published in the local newspapers.
- The library maintains several public computers with internet access for library cardholders in good standing.
- A parent or guardian must fill out a computer use form for all students under the age of 15 in the presence of a librarian.
- Children under the age of 10 must have an adult with them in order to use the computers.
- Guest use is permitted, but regular users are encouraged to acquire library cards.
- All users are guaranteed at least 30 minutes time which can be extended by pre-arrangement or if no other person is waiting.
- There is a 20¢ charge for copies. Students are allowed 5 copies free for schoolwork. Color printing is not available.
- Patrons who make any changes to the settings of the library's computers or damage them in any way will be charged for repairs and prohibited from computer use.
A free wireless connection is available. Users are responsible for making any changes to their Internet settings necessary to use the wireless service.
- Copier: copies are 20¢ per page, legal size is 25¢ per page
- Computer printouts: 20¢ per page
Audio and EBooks
The Colebrook Public Library has many audiobooks available on cassette and CD.
Colebrook Public Library also belongs to the statewide NH Downloadable Books consortium, which provides downloadable audiobooks and downloadable ebooks.
Audiobooks can be downloaded to your home computer, to iPods, MP3 players and many other electronic devices.
Ebooks can be downloaded to your home computer, to most e-readers and many other electronic devices.
Please make sure you check the website for the compatibility of your computer and other electronic devices. The website provides very comprehensive and easy to follow instructions. There are also video tutorials that will guide you through how to download your selections. You must obtain a code number from library staff to use this service.
This service, NHewLINK, is provided through the New Hampshire State Library. These databases are also available for use from your home computer. You must see library staff for passwords.
- EBSCO (magazine articles, newspapers, topic and novel searches for all ages, business, health and professional development resources)
- NewsBank (Union Leader and Concord Monitor)
- Ancestry Library Edition is available for library use only. Ask staff to log you on to this resource.
Vital records from town reports are available for the following towns:
- Stewartstown 1770-1888 and 1900-1958
Church Records from Neighboring Canadian Towns.
The library maintains a computer dedicated to Colebrook descendants. This resource is a work in progress and is not complete.
Colebrook area newspapers are on Microfilm for the years 1879-1979.
Microfilm/Microfiche printing: 20¢ per page and legal paper 25¢
Meeting Spaces within the library are primarily intended for library use, but are also available to non-profit groups or organizations.
Arrangements for the use of library space for meetings, events and/or displays must be made with the Library Director.
Adult Learner Services (ALS)
FREE services include:
- GED Preparation
- Basics of reading, writing, and math
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
To get started call 603-752-1927 for an appointment to discuss your goals.
*Page content last revised April 14, 2013