This room is dedicated to books focusing on the history of the Laconia area, New Hampshire and New England.
The Local History room contains many resources for historical and genealogical, included in this collection are:
Laconia City Directories
Laconia town reports
Laconia High School yearbooks
Anyone is welcome to use the Local History Room to conduct local history or genealogical research. To access the room and its collection, please sign in with a staff member at the main circulation desk.
History Vertical Files
Librarians have maintained a collection of newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, brochures, photographs, postcards, and other ephemera relating to people, places, businesses, organizations, and events in Laconia. Please note: these files are not all-inclusive for any given topic. Please ask a librarian for assistance.
The following newspapers are preserved on microfilm:
Laconia Democrat Jan 1849 – Nov 1941
News & Critic Mar 1889 – Nov 1945
Laconia Citizen Jan 1926 – Sept 2016
Laconia Daily Sun June 2000 – present
Instructions for using the microfilm machine are provided, and the Library staff is always happy to provide a quick tutorial. Articles can be emailed, or saved to a flash drive. Newspapers appear as they were originally published, and are not indexed. For this reason, please provide a date when submitting a request for an article or obituary.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.