THE LIBRARY BUILDING IS OPEN 
- TO THE PUBLIC - 
- BY APPOINTMENT - 
- WITH LIMITATIONS -


Library Hours
Monday-Friday : 12:00pm to 6:00pm

All returned items need to be put into the book drop, located in front of the library. Returned items are brought in daily, and are then quarantined for 3 days.


Guidelines for visiting the library

Please wear a face covering.

Please use the provided hand sanitizer upon entry.

Please observe social distancing and remain 6 feet apart.

You are welcome to visit the library one time per day, for up to 30 minutes.

Please, no food or drink inside.

Please check-in at the welcome station.


Library passes

Please call us at 286-8971 to reserve a library pass.


DONATIONS

To the kind souls donating books, we cannot accept anything other than library material returns at this time. The virus is a serious concern and can last several days or more on surfaces. We are quarantining all returns and do not have space or resources available to clean donations. Please do not donate materials at this time


Homebound delivery and Inter-library loans are not available at this time.


In order to best serve our patrons, we are open for Curbside Pickup and browsing by appointment.

 

Curbside Pickup

STEP 1: Request your items. 

Place requests online by logging in to your account, searching/browsing the catalog, and placing your hold request(s), or by filling out the Curbside Pickup Form, or by phone at 286-8971, or email at hallmemoriallibrary@gmail.org


STEP 2: Let us know when you’ve arrived, then pick up! 

When you get to the library, call 286-8971 to let us know you’re here, and we will place your items on the table for you outside the front entrance.


Please maintain social distancing. If the entrance is busy, please wait in your vehicle or at a distance. Our goal is to serve everyone as promptly, efficiently, and safely as possible! 

 

Browse By Appointment

STEP 1: Contact the Library to schedule a browsing appointment.

Appointments are 30 minutes for one party to browse either the childrens or adults section of the library. Parties who wish to browse in BOTH areas will be booked for both sections. 


STEP 2: Mask up and we will greet you with smiling eyes in the front lobby! Check in at our welcome station and use the hand sanitizer we are providing. If the lobby or entrance area is busy, please wait at a distance as we do our best to serve you promptly, efficiently, and safely.


STEP 3: Browse & check out! Staff will provide assistance. 

When you are ready to check out, please put your books and items on the desk.


Computers By Appointment

STEP 1: Contact the Library to schedule a browsing appointment.

Appointments are 20 minutes for one person, please leave other family members at home.  


STEP 2: Mask up and we will greet you with smiling eyes in the front lobby! Check-in at our welcome station and use the hand sanitizer we are providing. If the lobby or entrance area is busy, please wait at a distance as we do our best to serve you promptly, efficiently, and safely.


STEP 3: Head upstairs and speak with the Circulation Assistant to get logged onto your computer. We regret that at this time, we are not able to assist you at this time due to social distancing. More in-depth help is not able to be offered at this time.


If you are printing, please bring the correct change. The Circulation Assistant will have your prints and accept payment.

 

HOW TO ACCESS MATERIALS FROM HOME

Hall Memorial Library is committed to keeping you entertained and informed throughout this difficult time. Here are some of the great digital resources we offer online:


New Hampshire Downloadable Books (login with your library card number)(Pin # is the last 4 digits of your home phone number)

Visit: https://nh.overdrive.com OR download the Libby app to your device

At this time there are 9843 eBook titles and 6963 audiobook titles (and often multiple copies of each title) available in the NHDB collection to check out and enjoy, as well as our handful of popular magazines. (Limited to 3 checkouts at a time).


EBSCO Periodical Databases (login with your library card number)

Visit:  www.hallmemoriallibrary.org 

Access thousands of full-text articles from popular magazines and scholarly journals.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 


Are masks required? 

Yes, masks are required for library staff & patrons who wish to enter the building, and we have masks available as needed. HML cardholders who are unable to wear face coverings can use our Curbside Pickup service. 


Do you have special appointments for elderly or immunocompromised patrons? 

No, but at this time, you may request to be the only party browsing in the building, thereby limiting exposure for all. 


Can I bring my kids, or other people in my ‘bubble’,  to browse with me? 

No.  We are asking that you come in to browse by yourself. That said, please don’t leave your children in your car on hot summer days!


How can I return items?

The book drop is always open. All returned library materials are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours then checked in; don’t worry if they appear in your online account for several days- no fines will be charged. 


How can I find out if my holds are ready?

Please call 286-8971. Most holds are pulled within the first hour of opening!


Can I request items from other libraries?

No. The State Library van service is not currently running due to the difficulty of quarantining such a large quantity of items daily. 


Is there a limit to the number of items I can request? 

No 


What safety precautions is the library taking?

Library staff members are required to wear masks in the building, maintain social distancing, and disinfection and quarantine protocols are ongoing. 

For more resources and to see what’s available to request check out our catalog:

www.hallmemoriallibrary.org


DON’T HAVE A HALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY CARD?

Call us at 603 286-8971to sign-up for a temporary account. You can also sign up on our catalog page at: https://hallmemorial.booksys.net/opac/hml/index.html


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