Library cards are issued to residents of Thetford and surrounding towns. Each library card has an identification number allowing the holder to check out library books at Latham and Peabody libraries, as well as download audio and e-books. Library cards remain active for five years.
Materials available for check-out include books, periodicals, audiobooks on CD, movies on DVD, games, puzzles, and tools. Books and audiobooks are lent for four weeks; new books and audiobooks and periodicals are lent for two weeks. Movies are lent for two weeks.
If we do not have an item you are looking for we offer Interlibrary Loan services. Please inquire with the Librarian to request an ILL: Email the Librarian
Latham Library has nine computers, including two laptops, for use by patrons during library hours. Internet access is available round-the-clock with wireless access in the library’s parking lot when the building is closed.
Copier and Printer/Fax
A copier and printer/fax machine are available to patrons during library hours. Copies and printouts cost 15 cents per page. Faxes are 50 cents per page.
Latham Library has museum passes that can be checked out for up to three days. These allow free or reduced admission to many area museums and parks. Check the Museum Pass page to see what is available.
New York Times Access
For onsite access visit nytimes.com at Latham Library, using our Wi-Fi. This can be done from your own device or one of our public access computers or laptops, and even from the library parking lot! Then, create a new account or log into your current account if you’ve already registered.
To connect to the NY Times from home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . You will receive a code that will grant you 24 hours of unlimited access, and can be used repeatedly.
Downloadable digital audiobooks and ebooks
Library card holders may download audio and eBooks through GMLC (Green Mountain Library Consortium) any time of the day or night, seven days a week.
Kanopy Streaming Movies
You can now stream movies for free with your library card! Kanopy is a video streaming service offering access to more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos from thousands of producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, Great Courses, Kino Lorber and more.
To access, please click on this link: https://thetfordlibrary.kanopy.com/ and Log In with your four digit library card number.
Latham Library is developing a Tool Library. We have these tools currently available for check-out: Kill-a-Watt Meter electricity usage monitor, Moisture Meter for firewood, Universal Battery Tester.
Latham Seed Library
Please see this page for more info on the Latham Seed Saving Library.