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Keene Public Library

Check-Out Periods & Renewals


New Adult Fiction   2 Weeks
New Adult Non-Fiction and Nearly New Adult Fiction  

4 Weeks

(some items in high demand may circulate for two weeks)

All Other Books, including Youth and YA   4 Weeks
Adult Magazines   1 Week
DVDs (Youth, YA, most Adult)   1 Week
Playaway Views and Launchpads   2 Weeks
Audio recordings (music, recorded books on CD, VOX, or Playaways) Adult, YA, and Youth   4 Weeks (new Adult titles circulate for two weeks)
Youth Puzzles, Magazines, Board Games, Robots, and Tech Toys   4 Weeks
Video Games (Youth and YA)   1 Week
Youth Storytelling and STEM Kits   2 Weeks
Library of Things, Gardening Tools, and Outdoor Gear   1 Week, except for seed starting kits, and those are due June 15
Wifi Hotspots   2 Weeks
Museum Pass   Varies, see our Museum Pass webpage.


  • You can renew your items online by logging into your library account. You'll be asked for your last name and library barcode number. Please note that overdue materials cannot be renewed online.
  • You can also renew by phone. Call the Library at 603-352-0157 during library open hours.
  • Items that check out for 4weeks may be renewed for 1additional 2-week period unless someone else has put a hold on that item.
  • Items that check out for 1 or 2 weeks may be renewed for one additional 1-week period unless someone else has put a hold on that item.

To avoid fines, renew your items before they become due.

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