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Updated July 6th. The Manchester City Library buildings remain closed to the public for the immediate future. The Main Library will continue to provide curbside pickup. We have expanded our hours as follows for this service:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am to 4 pm

Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 7 pm

We will continue to provide updates on our services and next steps via our blog over the next weeks as preparations for opening up for in person services continues.

Please see our blog and our virtual newsletter for more details on this new service. Our book drops are open if you want to return materials, but you don't have to as they are still not due back nor are fines being charged! We will continue to provide updates on our services and next steps via our blog.

Chat with a librarian! Visit our blog, and try out our new chat feature. Chat will be monitored Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, with additional hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 7pm.


Readers of all ages will explore the world of fairy tales and folk tales in this year's summer reading program. The children's program is open to ages 3 to 12, and the teen program is for ages 13 to 17. We will be tracking minutes with the online program READsquared. You can register online at or over the phone at 624-6550 ext. 3328.


Summer Family Fun Guide 2020Are you looking for something for your family to do this summer in Manchester? Take a look at the Manchester 2020 Summer Family Guide. The guide lists activities, camps and services being offered by many Manchester city departments, local organizations and agencies this summer. There are so many great programs and activities happening throughout the city that you can enjoy either in-person or remotely. Buckle up! It's going to be a great summer for families in Manchester!

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.

A Statement from the Manchester City Library on racism and discrimination

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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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New movies!

Wed, 12 Aug 2020

We have sharks! Do do do do do do

Wed, 12 Aug 2020

Our bookmobile is up and running! See our flyer or Facebook page for details or better yet, call us at 624-6550 ext. 3328.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Join local paranormal investigators for an evening of discovery with the Manchester City Library.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020

Check out our new fiction books this month!

Sun, 09 Aug 2020

Local author, Christine Halvorson of Peterborough, presents a lecture and workshop that will inspire attendees to dust off their boxes of family memorabilia and start mining them for golden stories—true or not!

Thu, 06 Aug 2020

The library staff and I hope you are all doing well!  Our curbside contactless service is still being offered 10 am to 4 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 am to 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday along with all our digital services and programs. Our preparations to welcome you back continue […]

Tue, 04 Aug 2020

New Nonfiction!

Mon, 03 Aug 2020

Why are census results so important?  Why should you fill out your census? Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Census results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.  My favorite is that census results determine how many school lunches get […]

Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Searching for a job? This free virtual program will give job seekers access to digital lessons via Google's Applied Digital Skills.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020

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Manchester City Library

405 Pine St
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 624-6550

West Manchester Branch Library

76 North Main St
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 624-6560

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