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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 24: The Youth Department has reopened.
July 25 to the end of August:  The adult area, including the young adult collection, will be closed. Some of the adult collection and services will relocate to the lobby and the magazine rooms. The YA collection will relocate to the Faulkner Gallery.
Early September: The lobby area and front rooms will be re-carpeted. During this time the adult area will re-open and be fully accessible.
Mid-September: The second floor of the mansion will be re-carpeted.
Mid-September to early October: The basement of the library will close for re-carpeting.

More construction updates

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 happy to announce that the Youth Department has now reopened with beautiful new carpeting. Come take a look!
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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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