Welcome to Elkins Public Library

Welcome to Elkins Public Library

Welcome to Elkins Public LibraryWelcome to Elkins Public LibraryWelcome to Elkins Public Library

Elkins provides materials and services to all Canterbury residents to fulfill their educational and recreational needs.


Special Annoucement COVID 19

Elkins Library is closed following the school closings throughout the state.

About Us

Our Collection

The library collection contains 18,813 books, books CD, DVD’s, and periodicals. Books and audio books circulate for 3 weeks and videos and DVD’s circulate for 1 week.


Our Mission

Elkins Public Library provides material and informational services to all community residents to fullfil their educational and recreational needs. Special emphasis is placed on being an educational support center and stimulating young children’s interest in reading and learning.


Fiction, non-fiction and popular materials will be the mainstay, but inter-library cooperation and membership in the State Library Nhu-pac system will meet further informational requests. Elkins Public Library serves as a center for the intellectual growth of the community.

Contact Us

Elkins Public Library

(603) 783-4386


Monday  1:00pm - 7:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday Closed

Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed

About Us


Susan LeClair, Director

Rachel Baker, Youth Services Librarian

Roseann Howe, Circulation 

Mary Ann Winograd, Circulation 

Mary Ellen MacCoy, Circulation

Trustees: Claudia Leidinger, Ray Craigie, Linda Riendeau, Sarah Melasecca, Florence Woods, Deborah Snow, Rick Zeller

Elkins Public Library

9 Center Road, Canterbury, New Hampshire 03224, United States

(603) 783-4386


Directions from 93 
Take Exit 18 off I-93. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left. Proceed about 1/2 mile to a fork in the road. Take a right. Continue to the "Stop" sign. Turn right onto Route 132. Then take the first left onto Center Road to Canterbury Center. The library parking lot entrance is located between the Old Town Hall and the church on the left.

From Route 106
Take Route 106 to the traffic light at the 106 Beanstalk and Hardware Store. Turn onto Shaker Road. Proceed about two miles 

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