9 Town Hall Road - Madbury, NH 03823            (603) 743-1400            info@madburylibrary.org

Borrowing Rules
Getting a library card is simple!
  1. Bring a photo ID or a piece of mail proving that you are a resident of Madbury;
  2. Fill out an application;
  3. Upon completion the librarian will issue you a library card.
Remember to bring the card with you to the library. The barcode on the card will also help you access your account online from home and is necessary when downloading audio or ebooks.
Madbury residents, as well as students and teachers in the Oyster River School District, may get a card for free. Non-residents can pay a $30 annual fee for a card.
 
Children can get their own cards once they are able to write their full name. Parents may want to consider checking out materials for young children on the parent's card as patron information is restricted by state law, RSA 201-D:11.
 
Online Access to Your Account
Through your online account you may:
  • View the materials you have out;
  • See the due dates;
  • Renew your materials, except inter-library loans, which must be renewed by the lending library. Just call us at 603-743-1400.
  • Place books on reserve;
  • Create a wish list.
 Loan Rules
  • Patrons may check out up to 25 items at one time, with the exception of DVDs. 
  • Ten DVDs/videos may be checked out on one card at a time.
Material Type Loan Period Renewal
New Books 3 Weeks one time
Fiction/Nonfiction 3 Weeks one time
Audio Books 3 Weeks one time
Music CDs 3 Weeks one time
DVDs/Videos 1 Week one time
Reference Does not circulate  
E-readers 3 Weeks depends
     

No Overdue Fees but We Do Charge for Lost Items
 
When checking out library materials please note the due date. We print a circulation receipt for every transaction (we can also e-mail your receipt if you'd like) to remind you when you need to return the materials so that we can make them available for other patrons. 

The Madbury Public Library does not currently charge late fees.  However, items not returned within 3 months of the due date will automatically be declared lost and the replacement cost will be charged to your account. 

 
Renewals
Materials may be renewed for the applicable loan period (see chart above) as long as there aren't any reserves on the item. Items that are on reserve must be returned to the library on time for the next patron. Books may be renewed at the circulation desk, online using your username and password or by phone, 743-1400.

Reserves
Books and other materials may be placed on reserve either by phone, or through the online catalog using your library card number and password.
You will be called or emailed when reserved items which are presently checked out become available.