Registration and Loan Information

Registration

Any person living, paying taxes, or working in Laconia may become a borrower by filling out a registration card and presenting current proof of Laconia residency.

Upon registration, borrowers agree to comply with all library rules, promptly pay for lost or damaged materials, and to give immediate notice of a change of address. Library cards must be presented whenever materials are borrowed; borrowers are responsible for all materials borrowed on their cards.

In respect of the current situation, we are temporarily accepting proof of residency in the form of an emailed photo ID and proof of residency, please email the library at info@laconialibrary.org.

Student

Student cards are available to non-residents attending any school in Laconia.

Non-resident

Non-resident cards may be purchased by those who do not meet the above requirements. Non-resident cards may be purchased for $50 per year and may be used by the entire family.

For Parents/Guardians of children under age 12

 As mandated in NH RSA 201-D:11, an individual library cardholder has the right to privacy of information regardless of age. This applies to the juvenile/child library card, while still holding the parent/guardian financially responsible for any lost or damaged materials.

 In order for a child to get a library card in their own name, you, as legal guardian, agree to take financial responsibility for any materials taken out on that child’s card. The card must be presented at each transaction if the child is not present. 

 A parent whose account is not in good standing may not use the juvenile/child card in place of their own.


Loan Information

Laconia Public Library does not charge fines, but prompt returns are requested. We gladly accept donations in place of fines.

All materials circulate for two weeks, and may be renewed twice. Exceptions are DVDs which circulate for seven days and renew once, and Video Games which may be renewed once.

Holds

Patrons may request to be placed on hold for items currently checked out, and the Library will contact you when the item is available. 

Courtesy Reminders

If you provide your email address (or cell phone number for text messages) our system will send you helpful notices about overdue items and when your holds have come in.

Limits

Item Type
#
Exceptions
Adult and YA Video Games11 renewal
Adult Audiobooks
4
Adult DVDs41 renewal, 1 week
Adult Fiction and ALL Large Print15
Adult Music CDs4
Adult Non-Fiction and Biography15
Children's Audiobooks4
Children's DVDs21 renewal, 1 week
Children's Music CDs4
YA DVDs21 renewal, 1 week
YA Fiction5
YA Graphic Novel10
YA Non-Fiction15
Library Card Maximum25Across all item types