Reference

Our library provides reference assistance to the public during regular operating hours. Stop by or call (603) 635-7581 if you have a question, need research help, or would like to know more about the library’s resources. In the event that we cannot provide an immediate answer to your question, we will take down your information and contact you after further research.

For technology questions, 30 minute appointments can be scheduled in advance with our Adult Services Librarian. Need help with your email? Want to learn how to download eBooks onto your device? Call or email to make an appointment.

The library also has access to several databases though the New Hampshire State Library’s NHewLink.

Due to contractual obligations, we are not permitted to post login information. Please contact the library directly for usernames and passwords!

Research Databases:

 Britannica is an amazing source for Biography information, world data, World Atlas, quotations, and tons of reference information. There is even an interface just for kids! Please call or stop by the library for the password and access this amazing resource from the comfort of your own home.

  Ebsco Host research database: Abstracts and full-text periodicals; also includes Newspaper Source, NoveList, and Eric.

  Novelist: Access this awesome resource from home! Go to NoveList for advice on what to read next, awesome book reviews, and the latest books by your favorite author. Ask a librarian for the password.

Genealogy Databases and Resources:

Ancestry: Genealogy and local history. Full-text documents, vital records, census documents, government records. Fully printable.

Pelham Historical Society: Created by the Pelham Historical Society. Online access to vital records and family histories.

New Hampshire Genealogy and History: A guide for people researching history and genealogy in the State of New Hampshire.

American-Canadian Genealogical Society: The Society was founded in Manchester, New Hampshire in September 1973 to serve persons interested in ancestral research

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: A large directory of sites useful for genealogical research, with tips to help you with your research