LIBRARY SERVICES

Shedd-Porter Memorial Library offers over 18,000 print volumes for patron circulation. We subscribe to The New York Times in print for our patrons to enjoy at the library. We also offer a variety of magazines for both in-house use and available for check-out. For a complete list of our available subscription print periodicals, click here.

Interlibrary Loan

Shedd-Porter Memorial Library participates in the New Hampshire State Library's Inter-Library Loan program. Patrons are welcome to request titles held by other public or academic libraries in New Hampshire.

 

There are no limits on the number of items a patron may borrow. Items cannot be brand new. We may only borrow items published or released at least six months ago. Requests may take up to two weeks depending on availability and any need for quarantine.  Loans are for 6 weeks. Any requests for renewal should be made to SPML, not the lending library. Please provide as much information as possible regarding the item(s) you wish to borrow, such as the title, author, and the media form (book, DVD, audiobook, large print etc.). 

 

Requests can be made in person, via email or phone, or by logging in to your library account. A link to the state’s catalog is here.

Digital Resources and Databases

The library offers digital resources that are available 24/7 with your library card.

Need help? Email us at librarian@sheddporter.org

Shedd-Porter Memorial Library offers patrons free use of a variety of databases.  You can download audiobooks and ebooks, get book recommendations through Novelist, or research family history through HeritageQuest – to name a few! Descriptions can be found next to the links on our catalog page. To access our databases remotely, log in with your library card through our catalog.

By far, the most comprehensive database offered is EBSCOhost, a provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds. To learn more on how to use EBSCOhost, click here.

Shedd-Porter also offers patrons free access to Ancestry.com. However, use of this database is restricted to within the library facility.

Programming

The library hosts a variety of programming for patrons of all ages.
Details on programming for children can be found here.

 

The following free programs are regularly scheduled at the library.
All are welcome.

Cinnamon Bun Saturday – On the last Saturday of every month, drop in to visit with friends and neighbors. Cinnamon buns from McGuire’s Bakery available for $4, with proceeds to benefit the library. This is a community favorite!

 

Civil Conversation - The third Saturday of every month from 9:30 – 11 am.
Drop in for moderated civil conversations with friends and neighbors about current events and topics of interest to all.

Public Access Computers & Wi-Fi Access

We offer three PC’s and one Chromebook for public use. Each is equipped with Internet access. We offer Wi-Fi free for patron’s personal devices. The password is available at the circulation desk.

Printing and Copying Services

The library offers a black/white printer and copier for public use.
The charge is $.15 per page.

 
 
 
 
 

Shedd-Porter Memorial Library

2 Main Street

Alstead, NH 03602

603-835-6661

librarian@sheddporter.org

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Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm

Thursday 11 am - 7 pm

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