Using the Library

Due to renovations currently underway at the Society, including collection storage areas, some library collections may not be available. Please contact the library before your visit to ensure the materials you wish to consult are accessible and a librarian is available to assist you. 
  • The New Hampshire HIstorical Society's library is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • To maximize your research time at the Society, appointments are encouraged. This will enable staff to pull requested materials in advance. Some material may not be available without advance notification.
  • Library staff will complete all photocopy requests, which must be made 30 minutes before the library closes. Material will not be returned to patrons once photocopies have been completed.
  • The only personal items allowed within the library are paper, pencils, laptops, tablets, cell phones, cameras, and the accompanying power cords. The Society has lockers for storage of items not allowed in the library. 
  • Pencils and paper will be provided upon request.
  • Admission to the library is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members; $7 per adult for nonmembers. 
  • No food or drink is allowed in the library.
  • Researchers must obtain permission to publish items from the New Hampshire Historical Society's collections, and properly cite all materials used in any publications. This includes online publication. Please contact the librarian for more information. 
  • The New Hampshire Historical Society reserves the right to impose other regulations or restrictions it judges suitable in any individual situation.

How to Make an Appointment

To make an appointment email or call 603-228-6688. When making a reservation, please provide your name, home address, telephone, email, the date and time you with to visit, and the material you would like to access. Researchers will be sent a confirmation email or receive a confirmation phone call prior to their visit.

Make an Appointment

Ask a Librarian

The Society's librarians are also available to provide guidance and additional information about the Society's collections either by email or phone. The Society also offers research services for a fee.

Ask a Librarian

Research Services