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UPDATED Mon. 4/7/2020. All Manchester library locations are closed until at least May 4th.  Please do not return any library items until the library re-opens. We have suspended overdue fines, and are automatically renewing your materials, as well as renewing any expired library cards. Please see previous library blog posts for more information about COVID-19 and safety tips. Thank you and stay safe.

NEW! Chat with a librarian! Visit our blog, and try out our new chat feature. Chat will be monitored Mon-Fri, 10-noon and 3-5 p.m.


Don't have a library card? Had a card, but it expired? Sign up for a temporary library card! You'll receive a confirmation e-mail with a library card number that will let you download books and movies while we're closed.

Several database vendors and online content providers are making their resources free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our databases page to see what's available.

Looking to donate time, services, resources or funding? Sign up at the Manchester Emergency Operations Center Page

Read the Union Leader for Free Online

Did you know you can read The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News online, using your library card?

Log in to NewsBank using your valid Manchester library card number and password, and give it a try!

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While the library remains closed, we put together this newsletter to show what we still have to offer the community. Serving our users is very important to us, and we continue to do so to the best of our ability. We hope you are able to utilize our resources. Take care, stay home, wash your […]

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Teens! Looking for something to keep you busy? From now until May 1st, Manchester teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited to participate in the Manchester City Library’s Teen Social Distancing Challenge! There are 15 activities that you can participate in. Each activity is worth one point, and can be repeated on another day […]

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Librarian: Tess  Favorite Genre: Historical Fiction and Mystery Last Book I Read: Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye Currently Reading: Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye I majored in modern American and European history for my undergraduate degree before getting my masters in library science. I enjoy reading, watching hockey and motor sports with my […]

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Bored at home? Looking for an “escape”? Try our digital escape room. Help Indiana Jones acquire an idol for the museum and make it safely back to the museum. Loading…

Fri, 03 Apr 2020

Keeping your mind busy is one of the best ways to cope with stress and anxiety. While you’re stuck at home social distancing, try learning a new craft or trying out a new recipe to keep yourself busy!”

Fri, 03 Apr 2020

This month is all about Clones!

Thu, 02 Apr 2020

The City of Manchester has received numerous phone calls and emails from citizens that want to know what they can do to help their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this widespread community support, the City of Manchester developed a form for people to fill out who if people want to help with either […]

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Ok, it’s time to do the Census. This is one thing that actually won’t be canceled, postponed, re-scheduled, or Zoomed.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

The New Hampshire state depository provides state documents to New Hampshire libraries.  They send the Manchester City Library current legislation from the house and senate.  They also send magazines, newsletters and other items pertaining to New Hampshire.  Most items can now be found online.  As the new State Documents Coordinator, I’ve been tasked with breathing […]

Mon, 30 Mar 2020

My name is Caitlin. I am a life-long New Hampshirite with a love of travel. I studied history in my undergrad classwork with a focus on Medieval England before going to library school. Some of my favorite genres to read (and watch) are historical fiction, sci-fi and some non-fiction. I am trying to keep cabin […]

Sat, 28 Mar 2020

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