Welcome to the Lisbon Public Library serving the communities of Lisbon, Lyman and Landaff New Hampshire. Lisbon is a community of 1587 people situated alongside the Ammonoosuc River in the White Mountains. The Library resides on School Street, in a brick building that was constructed in 1926 by a joint gift from Harry Chandler, former Landaff boy who became editor of the Los Angeles Times, and of Herbert Moulton. The library collection and needs of the community have changed somewhat since 1926 and building expansion plans including a handicapped accessible entrance have been drawn up. Fund raising efforts are under way and grants are being sought in order to pay for the much needed addition.

The Lisbon Public Library houses 9,881 volumes available for circulation. New materials, fiction and non fiction for children and adults, are being added to the collection all of the time. We take part in the state wide NH interlibrary loan system and are happy to borrow for library patrons needed materials that are not owned in Lisbon. To view materials owned by other libraries in New Hampshire visit the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog.

Download Audio and EBooks

The Lisbon Public Library has joined the New Hampshire Audio Book Consortium. Download audio books to your home computer. All titles can be transferred to compatible MP3 players and some can be burned to disc. You must have a valid Lisbon Public Library card. Prefix your library card number with “4378”. Feel free to contact the library for assistance. We're pleased to provide this service to our patrons and hope that it is used and enjoyed by many.

Library Events

Library Board of Trustees Meeting June 1, 2020

6:00 via Zoom. This is open the public. If you would like an "invite" please email karla@lisbonpubliclibrary.org


eBOOKS have been made available to NH libraries participating in the OverDrive Audio Book Consortium. See the OverDrive link above. For a tutorial on eBOOKS visit: slideshow

Help with Downloading Books


Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest is now available for Lisbon Public Library patrons. Telephone the library for our username and password (838-6615) then visit Heritage Quest

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from meetings of the Library Board of Trustees can be seen at the library upon request.

Library Closure Thursday March 19, 2020

Starting Thursday March 19th we will be closed until further notice. Please return books that you have checked out via the book drop next to the front door when it is convenient to you. Do not worry about due dates. You can still use Overdrive to download books, audiobooks and magazines. Stay healthy everyone!

Plant Sale 2020

The library plant sale will be run a bit differently this year. Instead of meeting on one Saturday, the sale will be an ongoing event! Once the weather warms up (no frost), You can leave plants that you would like to donate to the sale on the library lawn. When you see a plant that you would like to have, take it home with you. Just leave us some money in the "PAPERS" slot next to the front door. As we have done in previous years, the buyer sets the price! Leave us whatever you feel is a fair amount.

Tax Forms

We do not have tax forms at the library. If you need tax forms, you can get forms and publications on the IRS website, http://www.irs.gov or By mail. You can call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 10:00.

Stay Home Summer Reading Program

This year the children get to be in charge of story time! Email a video of a child reading a story aloud and we will post it on our FaceBook page.

Expansion Plans

In 2002 the Lisbon Public Library received a grant to hire an architect to assess needs in the building and design plans to meet those needs. The primary improvements needed are features that will make the building in agreement with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act which was signed into law in 1990.

The architect firm, The Preservation Partnership, drew plans for the addition that address those ADA needs. The addition to the library will include a new entrance that will include a lift to both the main floor of the library as well as the lower level. The addition also includes ADA compliant restrooms and shelving space for the library’s ever expanding collection. The lower level will consist of a community meeting room and an expanded historical society display area. The plans also include outdoor additions; a deck overlooking the Ammonoosuc River and a story bowl for programs and events.

Click here for a list of donors to the expansion project
Click here to view images of the planned expansion

Lisbon Public Library
45 School St.
Lisbon, NH 03585

Operating Hours:
Monday 11:00-5:00
Wednesday 11:00-5:00
Thursday 2:00-6:00
Friday 11:00-5:00

Karla Houston, Librarian

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