The Thayer Memorial Library builds collections that bring people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.
Books and eBooks:
Walk into the Thayer Memorial Library to browse stacks of books in the Children’s Room, Adult Fiction Wing or Non-Fiction Room. At home or in the Library, users can search the entire catalog, which includes all eMedia online, or limit their search to just the Children’s collection.
Magazines and eMagazines:
The Library subscribes to over 100 magazines and five newspapers that are delivered daily. Thayer Memorial Library cardholders have the added benefit of accessing 50 digital magazine subscriptions that are always available wherever you have access to the internet or after you download and install the Zinio app.
DVDs and streaming video:
The Library owns more than 8,250 DVDs and adds the latest feature films, motion pictures, and BBC productions weekly. Thayer Memorial Library cardholders have the added benefit of accessing more than 7,000 streaming films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca that are always available wherever you have access to the internet or after you download and install the InstantFlix app.
CDs and audiobooks:
The Library owns more than 8,500 music and audiobook titles. Patrons can also download eAudiobooks from the online catalog.
Artwork, Telescope, and other neat stuff:
The Library has a collection of unusual objects, items, and things that patrons can borrow and take home:
The Library lends out a variety of framed art for three months. Selections include masterpiece prints to local artist originals. Patrons can browse the Library’s collection on the second floor.
The Library’s Orion Starblast Telescope can be borrowed and used for viewing astronomical events, learning more about our solar system and the stars, developing a greater appreciation for the earth’s place in the universe, and for fun.
eReaders, Killawatt, GPS, and Laptops:
The Library has a small collection of electronic devices that can be borrowed if users reside in Lancaster, have a borrowing history of at least three months, a Thayer Memorial Library account in good standing, and are at least 18 years old. Interested users should contact the Library by filling out this form.