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List of Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire

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List of Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire is located in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Carnegie libraries

The following list of Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire, where 9 public libraries were built from 9 grants (totaling $134,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1902 to 1907. In addition, one academic library was built.


  Building still operating as a library
  Building standing, but now serving another purpose
  Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
Image Date
Location Notes[2]
1 Berlin Public Library Berlin Dec 27, 1902 $17,000 270 Main St.
44°28′21″N 71°10′42″W / 44.472562°N 71.178274°W / 44.472562; -71.178274 (Berlin Public Library)
Designed by architect Archibald I. Lawrence and built by contractors Stewart & Snodgrass of Berlin.[3] Possibly based on the E. C. Scranton Memorial Library of Madison, Connecticut, designed by Henry Bacon.
2 Fiske Free Library Claremont Jan 13, 1903 $15,000 108 Broad St.
43°22′20″N 72°20′12″W / 43.372348°N 72.336602°W / 43.372348; -72.336602 (Fiske Free Library)
Designed by architects Henry M. Francis & Sons of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, this library was expanded in 1922 and renovated in 1966.
3 Dover Dover Apr 26, 1902 $30,000 73 Locust St.
43°11′36″N 70°52′32″W / 43.193241°N 70.875549°W / 43.193241; -70.875549 (INSERT Public Library)
Designed by architects Randlett & Griffin of Concord, this building was dedicated July 19, 1905, and underwent a major renovation in the late 1980s.[4]
4 Franklin Franklin Nov 25, 1903 $15,000 310 Central St.
43°26′40″N 71°38′49″W / 43.444538°N 71.646953°W / 43.444538; -71.646953 (Franklin Public Library)
Designed by architects McLean & Wright of Boston.[5]
5 Lebanon Lebanon Dec 13, 1907 $12,500 9 E. Park St.
43°38′37″N 72°15′00″W / 43.643715°N 72.250128°W / 43.643715; -72.250128 (Lebanon Public Library)
Designed by architects McLean & Wright of Boston.[6]
6 Littleton Littleton Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 92 Main St.
44°18′26″N 71°46′24″W / 44.307205°N 71.773446°W / 44.307205; -71.773446 (Littleton Public Library)
Designed by architect Robert Coit of Boston in the Classical Revival style and opened in 1906, the library's interior was renovated in 1959-1960.
7 Dudley-Tucker Library Raymond May 15, 1906 $2,000 9 Epping St.
43°02′14″N 71°10′56″W / 43.037309°N 71.182351°W / 43.037309; -71.182351 (Raymond Public Library)
Opening October 1, 1908, this library was significantly expanded in 1993.
8 Rochester Rochester Dec 22, 1903 $20,000 65 S. Main St.
43°18′08″N 70°58′29″W / 43.302274°N 70.974813°W / 43.302274; -70.974813 (Rochester Public Library)
Designed by architects Randlett & Griffin of Concord in the Georgian Revival style and opened October 2, 1905, this library built additions in 1941 and 1996.
9 Whitefield Whitefield Apr 23, 1903 $7,500 8 Lancaster Rd.
44°22′29″N 71°36′41″W / 44.374591°N 71.611354°W / 44.374591; -71.611354 (Whitefield Public Library)
Designed by architect J. Lawrence Berry of Boston and dedicated September 6, 1904, this building remains largely the same today with the exception of a 1990 basement renovation, and a 2012 addition which included handicapped accessibility.

Academic library[edit]

Institution Town Image Date
Location Notes
1 New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts Durham Mar 31, 1905 $20,000 95 Main St.
43°08′08″N 70°55′51″W / 43.135684°N 70.930942°W / 43.135684; -70.930942 (Hamilton Smith Library)
Designed by architect Albert Randolph Ross of New York City.[8] Located on the campus of the eventual University of New Hampshire, the Hamilton Smith library was opened June 3, 1907, and served in this capacity until 1958. It now houses various offices.


  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Smith, Corinne H. "New England Carnegies: honoring the public libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund". Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  3. ^ "Berlin Public Library" Archived 2016-06-11 at the Wayback Machine. http://www.berlinnh.gov/. n.d. Web.
  4. ^ "Dover PL history". Dover Public Library. Archived from the original on 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  5. ^ Franklin Falls Historic District NRHP Registration Form (1982)
  6. ^ Colburn Park Historic District NRHP Registration Form (1986)
  7. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40
  8. ^ Caroline Mesrobian Hickman, "Building for Science: Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory" in Washington History 13, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2001): 32-51.


  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.