Dover Public Library
73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820 (603)516-6050 Mon-Wed 9-8:30,Thur & Fri 9-5:30, & Sat 9-1
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Directions to the Library
Library Cards
Loan Policies
Overdue Materials
Renewing Library Materials
Reserving Library Materials
Meeting Room Policy
►Exam Proctoring
►Mission Statement

Library Hours
Mon - Wed 9am-8:30pm
Thur & Fri 9am-5:30pm
Sat 9am-5pm Sept thru May (9 to 1 June thru August)
Closed Sundays
View Closed Dates.

Library Cards
    The Library will issue a free DoverNet card to any individual or business renting or owning property in the City of Dover.
  Non-resident borrowers may purchase a DoverNet library card. Fees are $200 per year; $150 for seniors age 62 or older. Half year rates are available: $120, $90 for seniors. For out-of town students who attend Dover schools there is a full year non-resident student  student card for $70, and $40 for a half-year. 

Loan Policies

(renewals allowed if no is waiting for title)
Fiction 3 weeks 3 weeks No limit*
Non-Fiction 3 weeks 3 weeks 4 per subject
Videos 3 weeks 3 weeks 5
Audios 3 weeks 3 weeks 10
Books on CD 3 weeks 3 weeks 10
DVD Movies 1 week 1 week 5
DVD Sets (3 discs or more) 2 weeks 2 weeks 2
Music CDs 2 weeks 2 weeks 10
Magazines 2 weeks No Renewals 10
*50 items total limit      

Overdue Materials

Fines & charges  
All items except for fast reads & DVDs 25 cents per day up to a maximum of $10.00
per item. 
DVDs  $1.00 per day up to a maximum of $10.00.
Fast reads 50 cents per day to a maximum of $10.00 per item.

Once an item is 2 weeks overdue, we will notify you by phone, mail, or email.
Billing takes place approximately 5 weeks after the item's due date, if it is not returned.  You will be charged the replacement cost of the item(s), and a $1 processing fee.

Renewing Library Materials
  Library materials may be renewed over the telephone, in person, or online through our online library catalog.   If you're in the Library, we can renew your books for you at the Circulation Desks or you can self-renew your own materials at any of our online computer catalogs.

    You may also check your own Borrowing Record at any online catalog. After typing in your library barcode number, you can see what you have checked out, when it’s due, what items you have on hold, and whether you owe any fines. This service is also available through our online connections.

Reserving Library Materials
    Patrons may place "holds" on any library material listed in the library's online library catalog, except Reference books and "Fast Reads." This includes the entire circulating book collection (hardcover and paperback) of the Dover Public Library and the five Dover public schools.  Patrons may place a maximum of 10 holds.

    Library staff will notify you by phone, mail, or email when your hold is available for pick-up. If it is a school-owned item, it will be delivered to the Public Library for you. The item being held for you must be picked up within 5 days, 3 days for DVDs, or it will be moved on to the next requester. 

    Holds can be placed for you at the Circulation Desks by library staff or you may place your own holds from any of the online computer catalogs or from your home computer by accessing our online library catalog.

Exam Proctoring
   The library offers exam proctoring services for a fee of $15 per exam.  Please call the library at 516-6050 to schedule a time.

Mission Statement
The Dover Public Library supports lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning, effectively delivering what we call “Solutions and Delight”.  The focus of our staff, collections, programs and facilities is the provision of a broad range of information services, in multiple formats, which entertain, enlighten, empower, educate and enrich the citizens we serve.