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Our Community

Friends of the Effingham Library

The Friends of the Effingham Library meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Library. Meeting links will continue to be offered via ZOOM for those unable to attend in person. New members are always welcome. We are seeking to collaborate with other Effingham organizations for town-wide event participation. The Friends of the Effingham Library was established in 2002 by a small group of residents interested in supporting the growth and development of the library. The Friends sponsor several fund raising events throughout the year to raise money for the library’s needs which are not covered under the town budget.


The Friends have used their efforts and funds raised to support or provide the following for the library:


  • New Circulation Desk

  • Summer Reading Programs

  • Bookcases

  • Copier / Printer

  • Digital Camera

  • Air Conditioner

  • Monthly Writer’s Night

  • Spring Workshops

  • Family Memberships to Regional Museums

  • Continuing Education for library employees


And so much more…


For more information on the Friends group please contact Katie McCarthy, FEL Chairwoman, at 651-9796

University of New Hampshire Resources


The four Durham campus library locations are open to the public to use our print or licensed electronic resources on site. Search our catalog to see if we have what you need. Check out these tips for effective searching and check our hours to find a convenient time to visit.  

  • The Milne Special Collections and Archives maintains approximately 18,000 linear feet of rare books, manuscripts, University records, photographs, sound recordings, and other materials available for on-site use. 

  • Borrowing privileges are extended to all New Hampshire residents for a modest fee. Some residents are eligible for free borrowing privileges based on their employer, school or other affiliation.  

  • Many Open Access electronic resources are available remotely to the public. To limit your search to these items, follow these instructions. The UNH Scholars Repository provides Open Access to UNH research and scholarship, including faculty publications and student research.  

  • As a U.S. federal depository library, the UNH Library provides free and ready access to and assistance with locating Federal Government information. 

  • Subject specialist librarians are available who can assist public librarians with in-depth, scholarly research inquiries they receive from their communities. Any questions about the library can be answered through their Ask-a-librarian service. 

  • Users can visit us to use genealogy and local history resources.  

  • The Digital Collections focus on the history of New Hampshire, including UNH yearbooks, New Hampshire City and Town Reports, and New Hampshire State documents. 

  •  Expert-curated research guides are available on a wide range of topics. Some linked resources are limited to on-site visitors to the UNH Library locations, while some guides provide general guidance. 

  • If you need a book or article from the collection, UNH Library will lend materials to any library in the state free of charge.  

Local Links

Camp Marist

Effingham Conservation Commission

Effingham Elementary School

Effingham Preservation Society

Governor Wentworth Regional School District

Greater Ossipee Chamber of Commerce

Green Mountain Conservation Group

Historic Town Hall Project

State of New Hampshire

Town of Effingham

UNH Resources
Local links
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