March 31, 2020

Current Services

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The Library has moved to 1 Jaffrey Road in the Monadnock Community Plaza. We are in Unit 2 next to the Pearl Restaurant.

Curbside Services

We are offering convenient curbside services. Curbside service is available from 10am-6pm Monday- Friday.
You may place holds as before, by logging in to your account online, searching/browsing the catalog. You may also call us at 924-8040.
We will email or call you to notify you when your hold is ready for pick-up.
If you place a hold on an item currently checked out, we will email or call you when the item is returned and ready for you to pick up.
Visit the library and retrieve your materials from the outside table from 10am-6pm M-F.
Questions? Call us at 924-8040!

Help with Placing Holds

Placing holds has been simplified. Simply log in to your account, search for an item, and click “Place Hold”. We will notify you when the item is ready.

Public Technology is Available

Computer appointments are available Monday-Friday. Please call the library or email us to reserve a one-hour timeslot. Masks are required and will be provided if you need one.
Full details on Public technology can be found here.

Ask a Librarian– We are available!

We are answering the phones M-F from 10am-6pm. Call 924.8040. We are answering emails too at Library @ Whatever it is, we can help point you in the right direction.

Library Cards

We are able to sign people up by phone or please click HERE and complete the application online.  You will receive an email with your card number when it is processed.

If you are a nonresident and would like a Peterborough library card, please also mail the application fee of $68 to the library. We will contact you with your library card information when it is received.

Books, DVDs, and Audiobooks

We are offering curbside access to our physical collection. Please check out the eLibrary to see the full suite of resources available online. We offer Libby, Hoopla, RB Digital,, Transparent Language, and more. If you need help with any of the steps to use the eLibrary, please ask! We can help you by phone or send you screenshots or help videos. Let’s figure it out together.

Returns and Renewals

You may return items 24 hours a day 7 days a week to our freestanding book return right out front of the temporary library space.

All items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they checked in. Please don’t be worried if the items remain on your account during the time we need to safely process these returns. PTL is fine free!

Storytime and Kids Resources

We are doing online storytime! Email LBearce @ to be added to her list. We will publish the online storytime on our social media and event page on our website.

We do have eBooks for kids! Both Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla offer kids items. Check them out in the eLibrary.

Teens and Tweens

Aimee has set up a monthly book club. Email ALarue @ to be added to her newsletter list. You can view the latest teen newsletter here.

Career Help and Employment

Yes we can help you! Email Library @ and we will work with you on whatever you need help with— resumes, cover letters, career coaching, unemployment, and other assistance.


Yes we have wifi in the parking lot at 1 Jaffrey Road in the Monadnock Plaza. Please park in the lined spaces in front of Unit #2. The network and password are posted on the windows.


We are still offering print-on-demand services. If you need a document printed, email us (Library @ and we will print it for you and let you know when it will be available.

Connect with PEOPLE and interesting Programs!

We have a TON of virtual programs. Please check our event page for an up to date list. They include:

Drop-in Tech Help, Tech Classes, Storytime, book clubs, and more!

Library Project Information

The library project has begun! THANK you to all our supporters, generous donors, and the residents of Peterborough!

Check out our virtual groundbreaking celebration here.

How long will you be located in the temporary location?

Construction of the new library is scheduled for completion in August 2021. To view the 3D walk-through of all we have to look forward to, please go here.

This post was updated March 15, 2021.

Author: Corinne Chronopoulos
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