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Keene Public Library


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60 Winter Street
Keene, NH

Phone: 603-352-0157

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Library Phase Two Reopening Schedule

Keene Public Library reopened its doors to the public for limited hours on Monday, July 6. Based on health and safety guidelines, up to 60 people at a time will be welcomed to research, browse collections and make one-hour appointments for computers. Hours will be limited to two-hour increments so that staff can sanitize public areas regularly. Visitors over the age of 5 must wear a face mask beyond the designated area of the Library Foyer.

All programs, including the summer reading program, will continue online and through kits available for pickup. Patrons may continue to download books, stream videos, and participate in programs online. Curbside pickup of materials will still be available. Meeting rooms are not available. Please see our FAQ page for further details.

Library hours during the phase two reopening are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday & Thursday:  10 am - 12 pm; 2 pm - 4 pm; 5 pm - 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 1 pm


Online Resources, Available 24/7!

We have lots and lots of resources you can access from the comfort of your home. Need a library card for access? Call the library, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and sign up for a card!

NEW!  We now provide access to Acorn TV, the best in British TV and Film.

Downloadable…streaming…there are lots of ways to read or listen to your favorite books and magazines on all of your devices. Try the NH Downloadable Books collection!

Homework assistance? Go to!  Want to learn a new language? Log in to Mango Languages! Learn all kinds of new things with Universal Class

Read more about all of our digital book collections and our Online Tools and Resources.




Open hours for the public:
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Additional hours Tuesday & Thursday: 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday hours: 11a.m. - 1 p.m.

Curbside service hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12 p.m. -2 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You must call the library to arrange to have your items available for curbside pickup.


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Keene Public Library will reopen its doors to the public for limited hours starting Monday, July 6, 2020.
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The Keene Public Library is continuing the curbside pickup of materials. Curbside hours are:<
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The Keene Public Library is here for you. Even though our patrons are not able to come to us, we are doing our best to bring our library and the expertise of our librarians to you.
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Patrons of the Keene Public Library can now access their favorite digital magazines using
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