POPE MEMORIAL LIBRARY HOURS

NEW HOURS STARTING MONDAY JULY 12
Monday 10 - 4
Tuesday 10 - 6

Wednesday 10 - 4

Thursday 10 - 4

Friday 10 - 6

Saturday 10 - 1


The Library is fully open now, including browsing and computer use.
Curbside pickup is available by request.
Appointments for elderly and medically vulnerable patrons by request
Since we are still in the midst of a global pandemic, the board has decided to forego a grand opening celebration at this time. We hope to reschedule a big party for next spring or summer.


 

 

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE LIBRARY CARD

Local permanent residents and property owners in the following NH towns are eligible for a free library card: North Conway, Town of Conway (including Conway, Center Conway, South Conway, Kearsarge, Redstone), Intervale, Glen, Bartlett, Jackson, Hale’s Location, Hart’s Location, Chatham, Albany, Eaton, Madison.

 

We offer non-resident cards for $35 per year per family.

 

Start the registration process by signing up for a library card online. Please bring a picture ID and a proof of residency (ex. local Driver’s License, pay stub, utility bill, lease, etc.) when you come to the library to pick up your card.

 

If you have a library card already and it has expired, please email us at staff@popelibrarynh.org.

 

CIRCULATION OF MATERIALS

Most materials at the Pope Memorial Library are loaned for a period of three weeks:

Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
Children’s Books
Large Print Books
Books on CD


The following are loaned for two weeks:

Newest Fiction (less than 6 months since publishing)
DVDs
Magazines
E-readers & tablets (Kindle Fire & Kindle e-Readers)
Kill-A-Watt energy meters

Downloadable eBooks and Audio Books are available 24/7 via OverDrive and/or the Libby app.

 

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES

Copy machine is available: 10 cents per page.
Four computers are available for high-speed Internet use, word processing, and research.Computer printouts are 20 cents per page.We also offer wireless Internet access (unsecured public Wi-Fi).
IRS Tax Forms: are available during tax season
An extensive Historical Reference collection and vertical files are available for in-library use.

 

AUDIOBOOKS AND eBOOKS

How to Access Audiobooks and eBooks via OverDrive NH 

 

Pope Memorial Library offers downloadable audiobooks and ebooks for anyone with a current library card. The collection of both audiobooks and ebooks available through Overdrive NH is ever-growing and changes frequently. 


How to login: Our online card catalog "Apollo" is directly linked to OverDrive NH and the log-in process to our downloadable books program is very easy:

  • Log in with your library card number (1-4 digits) and the phone number that is attached to your library account. The phone number serves as a password so that nobody else can use your account.

  • Your library card needs to be active (not expired) and in good standing (no significant overdues or fines). 

If your card has expired or you need to update your contact information, please download our update form, print it, fill it out and drop it off at the library or mail it to us at: PML, PO Box 409, No. Conway, NH 03860. Thank you!

 

DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOKS

There are thousands of titles available for tablets, smart phones, iPods, iPads, computers/laptops, MP3-Players, and iPhones!

 

How does it work? It’s easy!

  • Make sure that your library card is valid (not expired) and that your account is in good standing (no significant overdues or fines).

  • If you want to use OverDrive on a computer, go to http://nh.overdrive.com; there you will also find detailed instructions for the service (Quick Start Guide) and find information about compatible devices.

  • If you want to use OverDrive on a smart phone, tablet, iPad/iPod, Install the free "Libby" app.

  • Browse the collection and check out the audiobooks you wish. Up to three audiobooks may be checked out at any time and they will be checked back in automatically at the end of the loan period.

  • Download the titles onto your computer, your smart phone, table, iPod, iPad, or to a compatible MP3-player.  The loan period for audiobooks is 7 or 14 days.
     

  • Log into Your Account & Search Our Collection

  • Our Catalog

  • Our state-of-the-art online library catalog "Apollo" is available for you 24/7.

  • Click here or go to ncpl.biblionix.com to search our catalog, to manage renewals, reserves, pay overdue fines or for lost books, etc.
    Log in with your library card number (1-4 digits) and the phone number that is attached to your library account as password - with or without dash; no area code necessary if it's a 603 area code.
    Click here for information on how to use the new catalog
    Click here for information on how to use your online library account

  • Here is some nifty information of our new "Reader's Advisory" feature in our catalog. If provides recommendations such as "You might also like...," or "Similar Authors," shows book series', including reading order, or provides background information such as "About the Author" and much more.
    If your library card has expired, please download a Patron Update Form  Fill it out and drop it off at the Library.

Here is some nifty information about the new "Reader's Advisory" feature in our catalog. If provides recommendations such as "You might also like...," or "Similar Authors," shows book series', including reading order, or provides background information like "About the Author" and much more.

DOWNLOADABLE eBOOKS

 

You can download eBooks to your smart phone, tablet, iPad/iPod, computer or laptop, and read them there, or transfer the eBook to a Kindle, Nook, or Kobo e-Reader. Accessible 24/7, this service is a great way to use the library.

 

How does it work? It’s easy!

  • Make sure that your library card is valid (not expired) and that your account is in good standing (no significant overdues or fines).

  • If you want to use OverDrive on a computer, go to nh.overdrive.com; you will also find detailed instructions there.

  • If you want to use OverDrive on a smart phone, tablet, iPad/iPod, install the free "Libby" app. To get started with the new Libby app, click here for more information.

  • Browse the collection and check out the eBooks you wish. Up to three titles may be checked out at any time (this includes audiobooks AND eBooks combined). The loan period for eBooks is 1 or 2 weeks. If finished early, you can return the eBook early so that you are able to check out another item.

  • Download the title onto your device directly and enjoy!

After the circulation period has passed, if you try once again to enter into the eBook, you will get a notice stating that the license has expired. You will need to check out the title again.

 

STREAMING VIDEO SERVICES

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available at the North Conway Library!

 

Access Kanopy here and sign up to start streaming films instantly.
Films can be streamed from any computer, TV, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

 

Kanopy offers more than 30,000 films, including movies, award-winning documentaries, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, foreign film, art-house, LGBT, and many more- with collections from PBS, The Criterion Collection, and thousands of independent filmmakers.

 

Kanopy Kids offers a wide range of fun and educational programming for Children with focus on age 2-8.

 

To get started you log in with your library card number and phone number on file as password, and then set up a Kanopy account.

 

Once you start watching a film for more than 5 seconds, you are using one of four monthly “play credits.” Any film started counts as a play credit and each library patron has an allotment of four play credits per month.

 

For more information or if you need help getting started, email us.

 

Acorn TV and Qello Concerts 

Unfortunately, Acorn TV and Qello Concerts were sold and no longer offer any streaming services to libraries. Their services ended May 15, 2021. Our apologies.

CREATIVEBUG

 

Creativebug is your source for the latest in arts and craft education, working with renowned artists to bring you unlimited access to thousands of classes. Creativebug can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Simply log in with your library card number and find a class that interests you!

Classes never expire so learn at your own pace!

Go to: https://www.creativebug.com/lib/popelibrary

Learn to knit, draw, paint, sew, and more! Check out Creativebug today!

Click here to access Creativebug and sign up

 

MY ACCOUNT & LIBRARY CATALOG

Our state-of-the-art online library catalog "Apollo" is available for you 24/7.

Search our catalog, manage renewals, reserves, pay overdue fines or for lost books, etc.

Log in with your library card number (1-4 digits) and the phone number that is attached to your library account as password - with or without dash; no area code necessary if it's a 603 area code.


Click here for information on how to use the new catalog
Click here for information on how to use your online library account

Here is some nifty information of our new "Reader's Advisory" feature in our catalog. If provides recommendations such as "You might also like...," or "Similar Authors," shows book series', including reading order, or provides background information such as "About the Author" and much more.

If your library card has expired, please download a Patron Update Form  Fill it out and drop it off at the Library.

 

Here is some nifty information about the new "Reader's Advisory" feature in our catalog. If provides recommendations such as "You might also like...," or "Similar Authors," shows book series', including reading order, or provides background information like "About the Author" and much more.

 

 

COMPUTER USE AND WiFi

WiFi/Internet Access

Pope Memorial Library is offering free high-speed Internet access to the public. This is in keeping with the mission of the library which is to assemble, preserve, and administer, in organized collections, books and related educational and recreational materials in order to promote and stimulate knowledge, wisdom, culture and continuous self-education and pure enjoyment for all citizens.

Currently, we have five public access computers available.


We also offer free Wi-Fi access 24/7 via an unsecured network. Please use your own laptops only on the reference balcony, accessible from the main reading room. The WiFi network can also be accessed from the backyard or the parking lot.
 

Computer Use Policy

The use of the five computers is available on a first-come first-served basis. If computers are busy and people are waiting, the usage is limited to two 30-minute-blocks per day. Users must sign in with their name and the current time to use a computer. When signing in into the sign-in book, they are agreeing to follow this Computer Use Policy and the Computer Usage Guidelines below.

Printouts are charged 20 cents per page. Please pay for your printout(s) at the circulation desk when signing out at the end of your session.


The Library is pleased to be able to offer this service to the community. However we do not have enough staff to offer extensive assistance or formal training at this time. All users who sign up to use the Internet must possess basic computer skills, or have someone with them to assist them. The library staff will answer basic questions on searching techniques, or offer troubleshooting assistance with software or equipment only.


Users who fail to abide by the Computer Use Policy and Computer Use Guidelines will be instructed to choose another Internet site or terminate the computer session. Repeated failure to comply with these instructions will result in termination of computer use privileges.

As with other library materials, restriction of a child’s access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. The Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Minors under 18 need parental permission to use the computers. Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian.


Computer Use Guidelines

  • Users may not view, send or receive, or print sexually explicit text or graphics inappropriate for use in a public setting.

  • Users may not use Library terminals for any activity that is deliberately offensive or creates an intimidating or hostile environment.

  • Users may not attempt in any way to alter, damage, abuse, or sabotage computer equipment or software.

  • Users may not download files or install programs.

  • Users may not alter screen settings, home page, toolbars, etc.

  • Users may not use external hardware such as cameras etc.

  • Users may not use USB flash drives from outside. 

  • If you need to print from a flash drive, please email the file to yourself prior to using a library computer.

  • Users may not save onto the hard drive (C:).

  • Users may not use any library terminal for illegal purposes.

  • Users may not violate licensing agreements or copyright laws.

  • No food or drink is allowed at the computer workstations.

Please note: Computers will be shut down 15 minutes before closing.