New Hampshire State Library

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New Hampshire State Library
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State Library logo
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State Library building in Concord
Agency overview
FormedJanuary 25, 1717
JurisdictionNew Hampshire
Headquarters20 Park Street
Concord, New Hampshire
Agency executives
  • Michael York, State Librarian
  • Lori Fisher, Administrator of Library Operations
Parent agencyNew Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Websitewww.nhstateparks.org/nhsl/
Footnotes
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The New Hampshire State Library is a library in Concord, New Hampshire, and also a state agency, overseen since 2017 by the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR).[2] The physical building is located across the street from the New Hampshire State House.

History[edit]

The library's origins pre-date the United States: "The beginnings of the State Library were in 1717 and it is generally considered to be the oldest such institution in the United States."[3] Originally housed in Portsmouth, the state library has been located in Concord since 1808.[4] The current building opened in 1895, and also housed the New Hampshire Supreme Court until 1970.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us". NH.gov. New Hampshire State Library. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "About Us". NH.gov. New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "About Us". NH.gov. New Hampshire State Library. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Goodwin, Tim (February 21, 2017). "N.H. has the oldest state library in the U.S." The Concord Insider. Retrieved July 7, 2019.

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Coordinates: 43°12′26″N 71°32′19″W / 43.20722°N 71.53861°W / 43.20722; -71.53861