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NH State Library 300th Anniversary Logo The New Hampshire State Library is the first state library in America and was founded on January 25, 1717.
Learn more about how we'll be celebrating our 300th anniversary throughout 2017.

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NH State Library 2017-2018 Conservation License Plate Grant guidelines are now available. Letter of Intent deadline is March 24, 2017.

The Annual Public Library Survey is open! Please visit http://collect.btol.com to start the survey. Public library survey statistics are due by March 31, 2017. To be considered for the Kids, Books & the Arts 2017 library grant, you must submit the 2016 Annual Public Library Survey by March 31, 2017.

Holiday Closures: The NH State Library will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 for Presidents Day.

The Mission of the New Hampshire State Library is to:

  • Promote excellence in libraries and library services to all New Hampshire residents;
  • Assist libraries and the people of New Hampshire with rapid access to library and informational resources through the development and coordination of a statewide library/information system;
  • Meet the informational needs of New Hampshire state, county and municipal governments and its libraries;
  • Serve as a resource center for New Hampshire.


Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

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