Using the Library
Access to our beautiful building is limited during the COVID-19 Emergency. Library card holders may access the building for 20 minute 'browsing' appointments.
These are available Tu&Th 2-6, W&F 2-5, & Sa 10-2 contingent on staff availability.
We serve the community of Jackson, NH. Those who live here, own property here, or work for the town are eligible for free library cards. You will be required to demonstrate eligibility with a photo ID and one of the following documents: a lease (for six months or more), Jackson tax bill, a car registration, or a utility bill that shows the physical address of the property. The library card holder must match the name on the proof. If the applicant is a child, the name of the child's guarantor must match the name on the proof. Final determination of eligibility resets with library staff.
Follow these steps to apply:
- Fill out our online application indicating Jackson Public Library as your 'home library' and submit.
- The system will email you to verify your address. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org and often gets routed to spam, please check there. Click the link in the email to verify and note your username and password on the resulting page.
- If desired you may now login to your new account to request any items you would like us to collect for you, but you must verify your eligibility before you will be permitted to check them out. Please bring your photo ID and proof of eligibility when you come to pick them up.
- Please make an appointment to visit us in the building (write ONLINEREG in the Library Card field) and bring your eligibility documents along with you. At that point we will Welcome you to our vibrant library community, provide your plastic library card and check items out to you.
*** If you do not complete these steps within 30 days, your card will expire automatically.
If you have trouble or have questions, please call us at 383-9731 and leave a message. We will return calls daily. Or use our contact page to get in touch.
NH libraries are supported exclusively via municipal taxes and Jackson is no exception. Nonresidents are welcome to use resources inside the building when it is open including make photocopies, read magazines, use our public computers. To check our items out you may purchase library cards for a fee of $45.
Obtain a nonresident card by following the steps above for getting a library card and also pay the nonresident fee online or via check or cash when you come to the building. Nonresident cards may not provide access to our downloadable books or online resources.