Gilford Public Library

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Gilford Public Library

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Available to You

Library Cards
Free library cards to Gilford residents, those who own property within but live outside Giflord, attend Gilford schools, or who work in Gilford. All others may purchase a card for $50 for two years.

13 Internet access computers are available for public use as well as wireless Internet for laptops. The library also offers print/copy/fax services. Color prints/copies are .25 cents a page, while Black & White copies/prints are .10 cents a page. Photo prints are .25 cents for a 4x6. Faxes are $1.50 for the first page, and .50 cents for each page after.  


Interlibrary Loan
Looking for a title we don’t have? If you are a Gilford Public Library card holder, we will attempt to borrow it from another library for you through a reciprocal arrangement with other libraries to share materials not found in our own collection. Van service three times weekly ensures that materials arrive in a timely manner. Make a request here.

Homebound Services
We provide reading materials to those unable to visit the library and to those with special needs such as large print books or books on audio.

Special Collections
New Hampshire Collection. Our collection of materials about or pertaining to New Hampshire is available in the NH Room for in-house use.

Passport Services

The Gilford Public Library now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. Citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the library.

Try It Out Kits

Check out a Try It Out Kit for two weeks and see how you like it. We offer Birding, Sewing, Knitting, Baking, Candy Making, Cuttlebug,  Hiking, Grandparents Kits, and much more.


Astronomical TelescopeTelescope
The telescope is available for check out to Gilford residents over 18 for one week loan.Thanks to the NH Astronomical Society for our telescope.


Hiking Maps

We offer several hiking maps of trails in the area at nominal cost--most are $3.00. Among the offered maps are Piper Mountain, Belknap Range, Mt. Rowe, Weeks Woods, Ramblin Vewe, and more. 


Notary Services

The library offers notary services to the public. Please call to confirm that a notary is available. 

Programs and Events
We offer a variety of special events throughout the year, including monthly book discussions, visiting authors, craft and hobby classes, writing, guest speakers, and programs from the NH Humanities Council. Event calendar...