Monroe Public Library

Library Spotlight

Adventure Begins at Your Library!  Contact to the library to find out the many ways children and adults can participate in summer programming.  Links for forms and documents are currently not available; stop in the library to pick them up or call the library and we will mail or email you copies.

About Monroe Public Library

The townspeople of Monroe voted to establish a free public library in 1895 when the State of NH offered aid in the form of $100 worth of books. In 1932 the recently vacated No. 1 Village School was granted to the library trustees for use as the town library. The Monroe Public Library has been in the same location on Plains Road ever since. Much work was done to transform the interior from classroom to library in 1932 and another renovation was done in the late 1950’s. Other work has been done over the years, but the building remains largely the same as it was nearly 70 years ago.

A modern library doesn’t just consist of a building with books inside though. Of course there are still reading materials, but the library now offers a wide range of resources, services and programming. There are comfortable spaces to gather for meetings or to play games, talk with neighbors over coffee, and have play dates. The library is a community hub; a place where all are welcome!

New Hampshire Downloadable Book Consortium


Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide!

To sign into your account you need a seven digit card number.  If you do not have one, contact your library.

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Library Resources

Interlibrary Loan

You can request books that are in the collections of most NH libraries*.  You can search the database to see if a specific title is available or to find books by a specific author or on a particular subject.  Available books will be delivered to the Monroe Library for you. 

*Patron Initiated Request function is not enabled, please contact the Monroe Library directly to make a request.

Click here to search

Genealogy Resources

We offer access to two genealogy databases.  Ancestry can only be accessed on library internet, using one of our public computers or your own device on wi-fi.  HeritageQuest is available to use at home or on the go (request login info from the library).*  It offers some resources that overlap with Ancestry.

*Temporarily only available at the library.

Click here to access HeritageQuest

Computers and Wi-Fi

The library has two laptops available as well as a wireless printer.  You may also use your own devices with our wi-fi service.

Library of Things

This collection is intended to help you save money by allowing you to borrow items that may only be needed on occasion. Most items are borrowed by completing a use agreement, but a few items are for use in the library only.

Click here for a list of available items

Library Staff:

Jessica Sherman, Director

Darlene Coursey, Library Assistant


The board consists of three trustees that each serve a three year term

Mary Choate     2025

Judy Martin       2027

Jeanne Ward     2026

Next Trustees meeting is Wednesday, July 31st at 5:00pm

Contact Us:

19 Plains Road

PO Box 67

(603) 638-4736 (for newsletter submissions)

Hours of Operation

Tuesday: 12pm – 7pm

Wednesday: 9am – 4pm

Saturday 9am – 12pm

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