Books by Mail
If you live in Nashua and meet at least one of the following criteria you are eligible for our free Books by Mail program:
- You require large-print books and audio materials due to a physical or visual disability.
- You are homebound with disabilities that prevent you from visiting the library.
(If you don’t meet these criteria but are at high risk for COVID-19, please take advantage of curbside pickup.)
Visit our Books by Mail page for more information.
The library has an extensive collection of large-print books, both fiction and nonfiction.
The library has an extensive collection of audiobooks on CD housed in the Stearns Room. From the library’s website, cardholders can also download audiobooks to their smartphones, computers, and certain MP3 players.
From the library’s website, cardholders can download e-books to smartphones, computers, and e-book readers, including the Kindle. These devices allow you to enlarge text for easier reading.
Through LanguageLine, library staff has access to interpreters that speak over 240 languages allowing us to better serve our community.
Accessible Computer Workstation
A public computer in the reference area is equipped with a large print keyboard, a 21-inch monitor, and ZoomText software, which magnifies text on the screen and reads it aloud. The computer is on a desk whose height can be adjusted for use with a wheelchair. People with disabilities have priority to use this workstation. Talk to a librarian at the reference desk if you need help with it.
An elevator is available to all public areas of the library.
The library has ADA-compliant, automatic-opening front doors.
The library has two ADA-compliant restrooms on the middle level.
Customers can use our magnifying machine, located in the Information Department, to enlarge the print in reading materials.
Shopping carts are available inside the main entrance for use when browsing materials.
Talking Book Program
The New Hampshire State Library lends a variety of books and magazines, recorded by professional actors. They lend equipment to play these books and magazines and also offer special videos. More information is available on the State Library website.