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Is the item you want currently checked out to someone else?  Do you want us to hold it for you when it is returned?

Do you want to reserve something that is on the shelf right now?

You can place a hold on books, audiovisual materials, magazines, or any other circulating item at Keene Public Library or Keene State College.

Call the library at 603-352-0157, or

Request the item online:

  • Search the Library Catalogplace a hold
  • When you find the item you want, click on the Place a Hold button.
  • On the next screen, type in your Last Name and the Library barcode number (no spaces).
  • On the next screen, click on Request Selected Item.
  • A confirmation screen should appear saying that your request was successful.
  • You will be notified when the item is available for you, and it will be held for you for one week.

Titles which say "on order" may be placed on hold, but you will need to call the library to have us do it.

You may choose to pick up your items at either library.  You may also request "curbside delivery" at Keene
Public Library:  when you arrive to pick up your items, call us and a staff member will bring your items to you at our Winter Street entrance.

Having trouble? Questions? Please Contact us.

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