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Name: Michael
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of New Hampshire
Address: New Hampshire State Library
20 Park St
City: Concord
State: NH
Zip Code: 03301
Phone: (603) 271-2397
Fax: (603) 271-6826
Appointment Date: 04/28/1999
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Chris Sununu
Library Association:
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Trustee Association:
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Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 1,235,786
Number of Public Libraries: 229
Total Circulation: 8,030,527
Circulation Per Capita: 6.5
Total Library Operating Income: $41,519,838
Total Expenditures: $41593,828
Expenditures per capita:$28.99
State Support:
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 80,220


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Governance Structure: The New Hampshire State Library is a division within the Department of Cultural Resources. It has a 15 member advisory council or the library and a 12 member advisory council for it's statewide automation system (NHAIS New Hampshire Automated Information System)
Library Legislation:

Library Standards:

Allied and Other Special Operations:

Number of Service Outlets: 2 The New Hampshite State Library is located at 20 Park Street Concord, New Hampshire. In addition we have an office located 224 Main Street Lancaster, New Hampshire serving the northern portion of the state.
Collections: 573,000 Volumes
Staff: 53
Income: $2,938,022
Employment Opportunities:


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