Somersworth Public Library

Get Ready, Get Set . . .
Somersworth Library has Curbside Pick-Up of Library Material starting Wednesday, June 10

How do I borrow?
You’ll place holds on items through the catalog https://somersworth.nhais.bywatersolutions.com/. If you’ve forgotten your password, call 603-692-4587 and we’ll reset. If you have questions or need general assistance in placing holds, feel free to watch the following tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFaah1a_-ds.

If you have difficulty logging in or accessing the internet, call us at 603-692-4587 to place a hold over the phone.

How do I get my books/DVDs/etc.?
When your items are available, you’ll receive an email. Call us before you arrive at the library between 10:30 and 2:30 Monday through Friday and your items will be in a paper bag on a table near the book drop. Look for the first three letters of your last name on the bag. Your items will be checked out to you so feel free to grab your bag and go. This is a no-contact service, meaning that staff will not be outdoors.

Can I borrow from other libraries?
Not at this time. We are not receiving items from other libraries.

What if I don’t have a library card? Can I use this service?
Yes. Please call 603-692-4587 and we’ll set up a card for you.

How do I return items?
Place them in the book drop. It will be emptied daily and materials quarantined for 72 hours before check-in, so don’t be alarmed if something you returned still shows on your account.

When can I come into the library?
It depends on a number of public health factors, but we are working on plans for the next phase of reopening. We miss you and look forward to seeing you!

If you have questions please call the Library at 692-4587

 

 

Our Mission Statement

The Somersworth Public Library will provide the citizens of the City of Somersworth access to the materials and services necessary for their informational, cultural, educational, and recreational needs. The Library will actively encourage every citizen to read and appreciate learning. It will also provide the materials needed to provide future generations with a record of the history and heritage of the City.

The Somersworth Public Library, built in 1969 and recently renovated, is located Downtown at 25 Main Street.

The Library has many services including a Children’s department with books, videos, audios and magazines, DVD’s, and offers weekly story hour programs throughout the year. The Adult services department has books, audio books in both CD and downloadable formats, large print books, magazines, videos, DVD’s, museum passes, databases and paperbacks.

The Library is a member of the New Hampshire Downloadable Book Service providing e-books and audiobooks in the Library and from home. Various programs are offered throughout the year. The historical collection provides access to local history and genealogy sources.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Michelle Baker Library Assistant (603) 692-4587
Rebecca Whitney Library Director (603) 692-4587