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What do I need to reserve a room?

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You will need to have the following information on hand: Your Hooksett Library card number, contact info, expected attendance, date and time of your event, the room being requested, event description, and what (if any) equipment you may need for your meeting. You will also need to complete a Meeting Room Agreement form and agree to terms therein.

I’m trying to login, but it keeps asking for a password. I don’t think I set one up. 

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Please contact us via our virtual chat at HooksettLibrary.org or by email at hplbooks@hooksettlibrary.org and we will reset it for you.


How can I register for a new library card right now? 

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Visit hooksettlibrary.org/get-library-card and click on the link under the section “How to get a library card”. Fill it out the form and we will contact you as soon as we can to finish the set-up. 


Can we host a birthday party or some other kind of party in one or more of the meeting rooms?

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Hooksett residents wishing to host private events such as birthday parties or bridal/baby showers may use the Hooksett Library meeting rooms at a rate of $100 for the first two hours with $25/hour for each hour following. A minimum of two hours is required for private rental. The library limits the number of private events to two per month, and private events must be pre-approved by the Library Director.

Are there any fees to use the rooms?

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Town of Hooksett departments, groups and boards, Non-profit, civic, cultural, governmental and educational organizations may use the meeting rooms free of charge for their meetings. The meeting room contact must have a Hooksett Library card to initiate the room reservation request, using our online meeting room reservation system. Donations are always welcomed to help defray the cost of room maintenance and upkeep. Fees do apply for private parties, when such events are approved by the Library Director.

Legal Questions?

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We recommend that you contact the NH Law Library for help. Services are available by phone (603) 271-3777 and email lawlibrary@courts.state.nh.us. Click here for law library guides on specific topics

New Hampshire Legal Assistance has put together an overview on public programs and systems that may be quickly changing during this state of emergency. Check this site for up-to-date resources on topics such as: 

  • Social Security Benefits
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits 
  • Utilities
  • Food stamps, cash assistance, and Medicaid
  • Domestic Violence
  • Housing 
  • Senior and Consumer Law
  • Youth Law and Education 

How can I renew the materials I have out?

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No renewals are needed at this time. We have set our system to automatically renew any items that are out, and we will not be charging overdue fees while our building is closed. 


I need access to the internet. Where can I find WiFi? 

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WiFi is always available in-house and in our parking lots around the building! The signal is strong; the WiFi network name is "HooksettLibrary - Public" and no passcode is required to access.


How far in advance can I reserve a room?

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In order to serve the needs of the many individuals, groups and organizations in Hooksett, some reasonable limits are in place to make the rooms as accessible as possible. For this reason, same day reservations are permitted, but reservations cannot be made beyond a 90-day period, unless granted permission by the Director. Exceptions to this are Hooksett community organizations for whom the Library is their home meeting location: the Hooksett Garden Club, the Hooksett Historical Society, the Hooksettites, the Hooksett Lions Club, and Hooksett Heritage Commission.

How do I reserve a room?

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Room reservations may only be made by Hooksett Library cardholders who will be responsible for the use and condition of the room and who must be present during the meeting(s). Visit this link to submit a reservation request: HooksettLibrary.org/Book-Room

What kinds of online resources does the library’s virtual branch offer?

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The Library is always open at HooksettLibrary.org, our virtual branch, where you can access lots of online resources in the comfort of your own home. Here's a list of top resources that you can access and enjoy right now...

  • Research your family history with 
  • Research people, businesses, jobs, and more with AtoZdatabases | Access Now
  • Read product reviews and recommendations before you buy with Consumer Reports Online | Access Now
  • Download eBooks/eAudiobooks with cloudLibrary | Access Now
  • Download eBooks/eAudiobooks with Libby by OverDrive | Access Now
  • Download and read digital magazines with Libby by OverDrive | Access Now
  • Read local newspapers with NewsBank
  • Learn DIY crafts and hobbies with Universal Class | Access Now
  • Learn something new and earn continuing education credits with Universal Class | Access Now

How often can meeting rooms be booked?

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Hooksett Library cardholders can submit up to 5 reservation requests each month. There is no restriction on the length of a reservation.

Can our meeting extend beyond the library’s posted closing time?

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After-hours use of meeting rooms requires approval and provision for an alarm code arranged in advance by the meeting room contact person. Otherwise, all members of the group must exit the Library by closing time. The meeting room contact person will be responsible for clearing the room at the end of the meeting.

Can I call to reserve a meeting room?

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Meeting rooms can only be reserved by using the Library's reservation request platform. Library staff would be happy to help first-time users to complete the online reservation request.

How can I get reading suggestions?

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Request a Personalized Reading List. We’ll offer suggestions for all ages! You can also check out Novelist Plus!


How many rooms can I reserve for my meeting?

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If you need to reserve more than one room for your meeting/event, please visit us during our open hours, or contact us at 603.485.6092 or hplbooks@hooksettlibrary.org.

Are you currently accepting book donations?

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No, we are not accepting donations at this time. We will let you know when we are ready to receive them again.


Can I book a room for same day use or with only 24 hours notice?

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Rooms can be booked for same day use, as long as there is room availability.

I’ve never used ebooks or eaudiobooks. How do I get started? 

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Reading Apps

You can find detailed instructions for getting started with these apps on HooksettLibrary.org under the “Download” navigation bar.

Libby (from Overdrive and NH Downloadable Books & the State Library) or CloudLibrary (just for Hooksett and GMILCS patrons!)*

*Many of you are already familiar with Libby because she’s so popular, but now is the perfect time to get acquainted with CloudLibrary because the holds lists are often much shorter! 

If you see extensive hold lists in Libby, please visit hooksettlibrary.org/suggest-purchase and complete the form, and we will review purchasing an additional copy for our patrons only, pending the price of the title.


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