Keene-Link Catalog - search the holdings of both Keene Public Library and Keene State College's Mason Library
New Titles Lists for Keene Public Library
NoveList Plus - Find books or authors similar to ones you like or learn more about a favorite author. Search for books for children, teens & adults. (From your home computer)
Book Discussion Groups
Booklists for Youth
Booklists for Young Adults
Check It Out! (The Staff Likes...)
The library subscribes to a number of different online book services that are free for you to use:
New Hampshire Downloadable Books Use your KPL card to check out downloadable audiobooks in WMA and MP3 format, and also eBooks for Kindles, Nooks, iPads, PCs, Macs, Sony Readers, and other reading devices. Browse hundreds of bestselling titles and download them to your device or burn select titles onto a CD for your enjoyment anywhere, anytime. Available 24/7. Get help with NH Downloadable Books.
Safari Books Online Technology ebooks on a variety of topics including digital photography, website design, Windows 8, software development, photo editing, and more. (Available on public Internet stations in the library). To log in from home, call the Reference desk at 757-1855 for the username and password. All the books in the Safari collection are listed in our catalog so you may find them when searching there!
AudioBookCloud is "an online collection of full length audio books which you can listen to from any computer with an internet connection." Browse through categories & pick the book you want to listen to." Includes children's books as well as adult.
TumbleBookCloud is an easy-to-use online collection of streaming ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!
TumbleBooks is an online collection for children, of animated, talking picture books, including books to learn French, Spanish, and other languages, plus puzzles and games. You can access the collection from your home or from a library computer.
TumbleBookCloud Jr. is a collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books designed specifically for kids in grades three to six.
Next Reads See award winning books, bestsellers, and newsletters for kids and adults. View these online or sign up to receive them in your email.
Dear Reader Online Book Clubs Each day you are emailed a 5-minute portion of a book. During the week, you can read 2-3 chapters and then decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday starts a new book. Sign up and start reading!
The Library has also scanned the two extensive histories of Keene and they are available online:
A History of the Town of Keene from 1732, when the Township was Granted by Massachusetts, to 1874, when it Became a City by S. G. Griffin, M. A. (1904)
"Upper Ashuelot"; a history of Keene New Hampshire by the Keene History Committee (1968)
N.H. Libraries Catalog
Links to Book Sites
LibriVox - free downloadable audiobooks in the public domain
Open Culture - free audio books
Project Gutenburg - over 40,000 free epub and kindle ebooks
A service provided through the New Hampshire State Library, the Talking Books Program exists to meet the reading needs and interests of New Hampshire residents who are physically unable to see, handle or process printed material comfortably. Applications are available at the Talking Books website or call (603) 271-3429, Toll Free in NH (800) 491-4200, or TDD: Access Relay NH: (800) 735-2964 for more information.