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Dunbar Free Library
P.O. Box 1580, 401 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753
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Monday & Wednesday : 9 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm ; Friday: 8:30 am - 12 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm


Q: Does the library accept donations?

8/12/19: No.  As per the Dunbar Free Library Board of Trustees: “Until  further notice the Dunbar Free Library cannot accept book donations.  Thank you for your co-operation and support of our library.” Response: We do.  Please avoid Saturdays, and don’t leave them outside the building and run.  Most of the donations go to a vendor who provides boxes and postage, and occasionally sends us money.  If you need proof of donation, by law we are allowed to acknowledge the number and condition (hardcover vs paperback, etc.) but not assign a dollar value.

Q: How do I use my Kindle with borrowing eBooks from the library?

Response: go to the website and scan down the page almost to the bottom, look for:  “Please visit the Official New Hampshire Downloadable Books Blog,  This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.”  ALL your questions probably have answers there, except….***

***You must call (863-2172) or e-mail us first if you don’t know the special number to put in front of your Dunbar Free Library card number.

Q: “I got a new device for [my birthday, Christmas, just for the heck of it] and want to use it with Overdrive/NHDB, to get free downloaded audio or e-books.  It asked for my library card number but when I put that in it said it wasn’t enough numbers.  What am I supposed to put in?”

Response: Please ask at the circulation desk, call 863-2172, or e-mail with your name and/or library card number and we will check to make sure your library card is still active and reply with the prefix you need to add to your library card number for Overdrive to recognize you.

Q: “I logged into the library catalog to place holds or to check and see what I have checked out before but it won’t work now!”

Response:  The main reason people have problems is they’re trying to log in at the District login spot.  You must click on “Dunbar Free Library” link and see the keyword/author/title search buttons before you try to log in.  Then, if your username/password still doesn’t work come into the library and we’ll let you see what your username is,  which will let you change your password.  We can never see your password, but can give you what you need to change it, if necessary.

Q: “I know the prefix to put in front of my library card to use Mango (Language program) but it gives me an error message!”

Response:  I had this happen to me to, when I clicked on the green start learning button instead of putting my library card number with prefix in the “your library card” box first.

Q: “I’ve used New Hampshire Downloadable Audios before, but this time it opened Adobe Editions (or Windows Media Player) and I can’t transfer the title to my MP3 player/iPod.”

Response:  Most likely, the title you downloaded was NOT an audio, but one of the e-books that can be read on your desk top or transferred to a number of  e-book readers including Sony, Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iPad, Cruz tablet, and quite a few mobile devices.  If you go back to your cart and check, this may be the answer.  If it’s not, call the library at 863-2172 or e-mail with the details and we’ll try to fix it, or at least check it in so it’s not keeping you from other things!

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