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New holds lockers unveiled at Keene Public Library

Keene Public Library is pleased to announce the addition of Holds Lockers for convenient 24/7 material pick-up available to Keene Public Library cardholders. Designed to enhance library services at Keene Public Library, the easy-to-use lockers provide the public with more flexibility for accessing library books and media outside the library's regular hours. The green lockers are located outside the Winter Street entrance of the library, located at 60 Winter Street.

Library patrons will arrange to pick up materials at the exterior lockers 24 hours a day, seven days each week. The Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant smart lockers offer secure, weather-proof delivery of library materials. Cars can pull up to the handicapped accessible flat curb, directly adjacent to a well-lit area, reducing the distance a patron must negotiate to as little as 36 inches.

To use the service, patrons may choose lockers as a pick-up location when placing items on hold using Keene-Link, the library's online catalog, the Library Anywhere app, or by calling 603-352-0157. Borrowers will be notified when materials are ready to be picked up. Holds are available for seven days upon receiving the notification. Borrowers must have their library card available when they pick up materials to scan their library card number to open the locker door and access items. 

The new locker system at the Keene Public Library is funded by an American Rescue Act Plan of 2021 facilitated by the New Hampshire State Library. For more information about the new locker system and requesting materials for pick up, please visit or contact 603-352-0157.