New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823

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New Hampshire Historical Society's library

Welcome to the New Hampshire Historical Society's Library

The New Hampshire Historical Society is the premier organization collecting, preserving, and sharing Granite State history. Our library offers the most extensive collection of resources and materials relating to New Hampshire history that can be found anywhere.

Location and Hours

Located at 30 Park Street in Concord, the New Hampshire Historical Society's library is open Tuesday through Friday and the first Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you are planning to do extensive research in special collections, we encourage you to let us know by contacting Library Director Sarah Hays at shays@nhhistory.org or 603/856-0643. This will enable us to prepare materials in advance of your visit, making the most of the time you spend at the Society.

The library and museum collections catalogs are available online, as are many finding aids for the library collections.

Admission

  • Library Research Resources
    There is a $7 fee per day for nonmembers to use the library. New Hampshire Historical Society members and full-time students may use the library for free. Photocopy charges are 35 cents per page for nonmembers and 25 cents for members plus a service charge of $7 for mailing or fax.
  • Library Exhibitions
    Admission to the library building and exhibitions is free.

Research Services

The New Hampshire Historical Society's staff is prepared to assist you in general research on New Hampshire history and genealogy by using any sources found in our library or museum. Research services can be ordered online and by telephone or mail. For details, see the Research Services
page of this Web site or contact Library Director Sarah Hays at shays@nhhistory.org or 603/856-0643.

About Us

The New Hampshire Historical Society is the independent nonprofit that saves, preserve, and shares New Hampshire history. The Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its museum, library, educational programs, and award-winning publications.

Fellowships

Along with 18 other cultural organizations, the New Hampshire Historical Society is a member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, which offers grants for projects that draw on the collections and resources of the collaborating organizations.

Join Us!

The New Hampshire Historical Society is not a state-funded agency. All of the Society's programs and services are made possible by dues and contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses. Free use of library research resources is one of the many benefits of membership. You are invited to join today! Call the membership department at 603/856-0621 or use our convenient and secure online membership form.

The New Hampshire Historical Society's library is fully accessible.




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New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823