Connecting People & Ideas


Your library offers books, magazines, music, movies available in physical and downloadable forms. Check out new and old favorites in many formats!


There are many ways to find a new book to enjoy.  Let us help!

From specialty cake pans to a 65' laser measuring tool, our Library of Things is full of unique things to borrow.

Looking for items that we don't own? Interlibrary loan will try to borrow materials for you from another library in New Hampshire, or beyond.

Download and enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks with your library card, wherever you go. Use Hoopla and Libby by Overdrive on the web or in apps on mobile devies. Ask us how!

Get instant access to newspapers & popular magazines, including Consumer Reports, with no holds and no wait! Available on your computer and mobile devices.

Resources to help you research your family history. 

Transparent Language Online is a language-learning program for library patrons that provides an effective and fun experience for all levels.


With Creativebug you will enjoy free unlimited access to over 1,000 online arts and crafts classes and workshops.

Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information. Britannica Online reference and research.

Learn anything, anytime, anywhere with Universal Class. Plus, get live tutoring, writing lab, career resources, resume writing assistance, and much more from Brainfuse HelpNow.

Highlights at HPL

Starting May 17, 2021, appointments are no longer necessary to visit the Library. Contactless Curbside Pickup services also continue 6 days a week. Please read details.
Whether you’re in kindergarten or college, whether you’re in middle school or an adult seeking lifelong learning, sometimes you need a little help.
Use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to access The Wall Street Journal, the New Hampshire Union Leader, and thousands of other U.S. news sources.

Featured Events

Mon, 05/17 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
On Monday, May 17, the Hampstead Public Library staff is delighted to welcome patrons back into the building without an appointment...
Mon, 05/17 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Tue, 05/18 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm