The Beardsley & Memorial Library is a private, not for profit, 501(C) 3 organization.
The citizens of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, and Winchester have voted to make Beardsley their public library. It is run by an independent Board of Trustees, which is responsible for all decisions concerning the library. Representatives from each town sit on the Board of Trustees. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, at 5 p.m., in the library's Community Room.