is my library barcode number?
How do I get a password and what is it
can't remember my password number. What should I do?
Is there a limit on the number of items I may check
out at once?
Can I check books out for more than 2 weeks?
Can I renew my materials online?
Can I renew my materials online if they are already overdue?
I renew movies?
Does the library have passes to museums?
Where can I find out what programs are available for
Does the library offer programs for adults?
I heard that I can get Consumer Reports online for FREE. How?
is my library barcode number?
This is the 14 digit number printed on the back of your library card.
do I get a password and what is it used for?
When you register
for a library card, you are asked to choose a password to access your
library account remotely. A
password is necessary to login to your library account online,
renew or place holds on materials, and to sign up for some library programs. The
password consists of four to sixteen alpha-numeric characters
that have meaning for you and are easy for you to remember.
can't remember my pin number. What should I do?
If you forget
your password, you must
visit the library in person to have the password reset. Staff
members cannot verify or assign your pin number over the phone or by
a limit on the number of items I may check out at once?
no limit on the number of items you may check out.
I check books out for more than 2 weeks?
library offers a “vacation loan” period for older
fiction, nonfiction, and sound recordings when a patron expects
to be out of town for longer than the 2 week loan period.
Large print books may also be checked out for an “extended
loan” as needed.
renew my materials online?
Yes, visit How
to renew items for complete instructions.
I renew my materials online if they are already overdue?
Yes, you may renew materials online if they are already overdue. Fines already
accrued will be added to your account at
the time of renewal.
Renewals will not be granted if the balance on your card exceeds $3.00
you may renew movies. Though, it is important to note, the renewal
will be denied if there is another patron on hold for that movie.
the library have passes to museums?
Town Library has passes to the Boston Children's Museum, the Currier
Museum of Art, the Fells Historic Estate & Gardens on Lake Sunapee,
Fruitlands, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of
Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Science, Seacost Science Center,
and SEE Science Center.
Passes may be reserved in advance by contacting the library by phone, email,
fax, or online through the library’s web site.
can I find out what programs are available for kids?
The Amherst Town Library offers story times, crafts, musical performances and
more. Visit the Children's
Room web site for more information. For a complete schedule of adult and
children’s programs, check out the Calendar
the library offer programs for adults?
Yes, the Reference Department offers informative, educational and entertaining
programs for adults. Specific programs are scheduled beginning in September
and continuing through May. Programs include cultural presentations on art,
music, travel, and history; participatory workshops; hands-on instructional
programs; author visits; and, musical performances, along with computer classes.
For a complete schedule of programs check out our Calendar
I heard that I can get Consumer
Reports online for FREE. How?
- Go to the Amherst Town Library website: http://www.amherst.lib.nh.us
on the picture of the magnifying glass to go to the Database
and Website Subject Guide A-Z page
- Select Consumer Information from the list.
- Click on MasterFILE
- Enter the 14 digit
number on the back of your library card.
- Enter a search
term in the Find box.
[For example: washing machines]
- Type Consumer
the Publication box
and click Search.
- (Optional: Enter
the date of the issue the product was reviewed in
using the drop down menus.)
- Click on the PDF
Full Text link to read the review