The New Hampshire Political Library is nonpartisan and works to increase civic engagement in the democratic process by promoting and preserving the state's unique political traditions and ensuring these traditions are passed on to future generations.
The library offers several programs and events in addition to its civic engagement activities, including the New Hampshire Primary Awards, Politics & Eggs, Candidate Café, Conversation with the Candidate, Kids Voting, and Voter Registration in communities across the Granite State.
The only comprehensive collection of election campaign papers and memorabilia from over half a century can be found at the library, as well as forums for voters and community leaders to meet presidential candidates.
Recently, extraordinary book and memorabilia collections have been donated to the library. Arthur P. Young, Ph.D. and Patricia F. Young gifted their collection of more than 2,700 books, titled, "The Presidency Unfurled: Context, Landmarks, Legacy" in June 2017. Other donations are in the process of being archived.
The library is accessible to the public at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.