In-Person Browsing is available to any GMILCS cardholders during the hours listed below. Visitors are required to wear masks while in the building.
Porch pickup service will continue, and patrons can place requests for items online, or over the phone at 485-6092. Please call 485-6092, or text 844-854-4475 when you arrive and staff will bring items outside for you.
Laptops for loan & limited in-house computer use is available for HPL cardholders.
Meeting Room use for the public is not available at this time.
|Porch Pickup & Drop-In Browsing Service Hours|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday|
|9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Tuesday & Thursday|
|9:00am - 8:00pm|
|9:00am - 2:00pm (starting June 5th)|
Porch Pickup will continue for any patron wishing to use this service.
- Request your items: Place requests online by logging in to your account, searching/browsing the catalog, and placing your hold request(s), or by phone at 485-6092, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We’ll contact you via email, phone, or text when items are ready for pickup.
- Let us know when you’ve arrived at the library, then pick up! When you get to the library, call 485-6092 or text 844-854-4475 to let us know you’re here, and we will place your items on the table at the porch for you.
Please maintain social distancing. If the porch is busy, please wait in your vehicle or at a distance. Our goal is to serve everyone as promptly, efficiently, and safely as possible!
- Chromebook laptops are available and can be borrowed by Hooksett Library patrons ages 18+ for either a 90 minute session (during service hours) or a 6 hour session (daytime or overnight, if needed).
- In order to make a reservation for this service, you must book an appointment by calling 485-6092.
- Devices may be used outside of the building upon checkout and returned to staff in person during service hours to be checked in.
- Wireless Printing Service via Princh
- Photocopy Services, Scan to Email, Faxing
- Reference Requests
- Personalized Reader’s Advisory Services
- Notary services: please call ahead
- Individual virtual tech support
Can I come into the library to browse?
Do I have to make an appointment for browsing?
No, appointments will not be required for browsing, but masks will be required while in the building.
What if I need a book, or something printed, or a notary, __________, etc?
Please contact us and we'd be happy to help you with your requests.
How can I reserve a computer to use in the library?
If you're a Hooksett patron or resident, you can reserve a computer station for a limited time by stopping in or calling ahead so that library staff can let you know about current and future availability. Library staff will provide in-person technical assistance, as is possible while maintaining social distancing protocols. If more detailed computer help is necessary, patrons can book a tech librarian for virtual help with screen sharing technology.
How can I borrow a Chromebook laptop?
We will have a limited number of Chromebooks available for short term borrowing for Hooksett Library cardholders only; sessions are 90 minutes or 6 hours in length, and contact the library to reserve one. Please feel free to bring a chair, use these devices in the parking lot, and connect to our wifi; HPL patrons may bring them off-site for use as well. Devices must be returned to a staff member during service hours. Remote wireless printing is currently available from mobile devices using Princh. Please see instructions here.
Can I use the library's desktop computers?
Yes, limited computer use by reservation is available for HPL cardholders.
Are masks required?
Yes, masks are required for library staff & patrons (ages 3+) who enter the building. We have masks available. All GMILCS cardholders are welcome to use our Porch Pickup service.
Are masks required even if I am fully vaccinated?
Yes, in the interest of providing a safe environment for all, including our youngest patrons, we are continuing to wear masks and ask that people entering the building at this time do as well.
Do you have special appointments for immunocompromised patrons?
Not at this time, but please contact the library for other available options.
How can I return items?
The book drop is open, outside of the building next to the front door; inside, the book drop is located in the center of the main circulation desk as you enter the library.
How can I find out if my holds are ready?
You will receive a notification when your items are ready. If you do not have an email address or text messaging contact info on your account, a library staff member will call you.
How do I place holds on items?
I don’t have a library card! How can I get one?
If you live, work, study, or own property in Hooksett, you can register for a Hooksett library card online! Please see here for information on registering, or come by the library in person.
Can I request items from other libraries?
Yes, GMILCs libraries are lending items within the consortium, and our van transit system is functioning three days a week, as normal.
Can I request Inter Library Loans?
Yes, you may request an ILL by calling the library at 485-6092 or by emailing email@example.com.
Is there a limit to the number of items I can request?
Yes, the limit for items out on each account is 50, which remains the same. If you are at the limit, you must return items in order to place more holds.
Are the library's meeting rooms open to the public?
The library's meeting rooms are not open to the public at this time. The library is currently following its Interim Service Plan which involves a walk-through service model. We would be happy to assist you and your group to explore virtual meeting solutions for your meetings, like Google Meet, Jitsi Meet, ZOOM, FreeConference, or others.
Am I able to check out Lego kits, Learning Kits, and Early Literacy Backpacks?
LEGO kit collections are not circulating at this time, but other learning kits and early literacy backpacks are available.
What safety precautions is the library taking?
Library staff members are required to wear masks in the building and maintain social distancing. The library has also upgraded its HVAC system with iWave air-purifying technology.