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Keene Public Library

Keene Public Library provides free, open, and convenient access to information for all Keene residents, contributing to lifelong learning and enhancing the quality of life in our community.

The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.   ~ Albert Einstein

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Location and Contact

60 Winter Street
Keene, NH

Phone: 603-352-0157

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Construction Updates

As work progresses, some areas of the library will need to be closed to the public.

Note these important dates (dates may change so please call for verification):

July 10: The Youth Department will close.
July 23: The Adult and YA collection will close. Some books will be moved to the Reading Rooms and to the second floor of the mansion.
July 24: The Youth Department will reopen.
End of August:  The Adult and YA collection will re-open.
Sept. 11-14: The second floor of the mansion will be re-carpeted.
Sept. 17 - Oct. 4: The basement of the library will close for recarpeting.

More information about how construction could impact you.

More information (and a video!) about the project.

eReading & Listening

Downloadable…streaming…there are lots of ways to read or listen to your favorite books on all of your devices. Read more about our digital book collections. 24/7 checkout available!


  • Monday - Thursday  9 am - 9 pm
  • Friday  9 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday 9 am -1 pm (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

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We are all very excited about the facility improvements taking place this year.
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Patrons of the Keene Public Library can now access their favorite digital magazines using
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The Keene Public Library has been selected as one of 20 public libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative grant from the American Library Association (
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