Using the Library
Library hours and services have temporarily been affected due to current safety restrictions. CLICK HERE to learn more about these restrictions and services being offered at this time.
- Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: The Library offers a fairly extensive and growing collection of large print books, the majority of which are fiction. We offer large computer screens, a computer with software to facilitate equal access to online information, as well as a magnification reader (for reading small-print materials) for visually impaired patrons.
- Talking Book Program: The Ohio Library Talking Book Program is a free recorded and braille book service for blind and physically impaired Ohioans. Anyone who cannot read regular print with conventional eyeglass correction, who cannot hold a book or turn a page, or who cannot read print because of a neurological impairment (e.g. dyslexia) is eligible for the Talking Book library service. This service delivers recorded books directly to the patrons' home. Contact the Library by phone at (419) 433-5009 or email Shelby, the Customer & Technical Services Manager, at email@example.com to request an application.
- eBooks & eMedia: Download eBooks to your computer or mobile device using the Libby app or the Hoopla app. Both apps deliver eBooks and audiobooks directly to a device with the use of a library card and PIN. Libby is not fully compatible with Kindle devices. It is recommended that patrons use OverDrive (an older version of the app) for these devices. CLICK HERE for more information on Libby or CLICK HERE for more information on Hoopla.
- Book Requests: You can place reserves online through our online catalog by clicking on "Place a Hold" when you are viewing the item. You'll need your library card number and PIN. You can also call the Library during regular hours to have a staff member assist with placing holds. CLICK HERE to access our online CLEVNET catalog.
- Interlibrary Loan: Access materials which cannot be found in the libraries of the CLEVNET system. Call the Library at (419) 433-5009 for more information.
- Teacher Loans: Library materials for classroom use can be loaned to teachers for an extended period. CLICK HERE to learn more about our Teacher Card program.
- Book Clubs & Discussion Groups: Various fiction and non-fiction book groups meet on a monthly basis at the Library. We also offer discussion groups for those who like to engage a sense of intellectual curiosity. CLICK HERE to view our upcoming Book Clubs & Discussion Groups.
- Book a Librarian Service: This service allows you to spend up to 30 minutes with a professional librarian or IT staff member who can offer assistance tailored to your needs. Have questions? We can answer them! We are here to help with your reading, research, or technology related questions. CLICK HERE for more information or to find our how to set up an appointment. NOTE: We are unable to repair broken devices or advise on device or computer hardware issues. We are also unable to assist with matters that require personal information such as government documents or passwords.
- Public Computers: The Library offers 15 public computers for patrons to use the Internet, do research, and to check email. We offer access to a number of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Patrons need a library card number and their PIN to use these computers. A guest pass can be given upon request for patrons that do not live locally, but returning patrons are required to get a library card. Please stop by the Circulation Desk with any questions or to request a guest pass. We have color printers and the cost is 10¢ per page for black and white prints and 20¢ per page for color prints.
- Lynda.com: Lynda.com has more than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management, including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics and patrons have free access with a library card. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage and support making progress towards professional goals. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, a manager, a bookkeeper, a project manager, a small business owner, a digital marketer, or a digital illustrator. CLICK HERE for more information on Lynda.com.
- Wi-Fi Hotspots: The Library now lends out Wi-Fi Hotspots that can connect multiple devices to the Internet anywhere cell phone service is available. These devices are perfect for the beach, the park, travel, or any location without access to Wi-Fi. Hotspots loan for 7 days with no renewals. There are no holds. Users must be 18 years of age or older to check out a Hotspot. Be careful: the devices carry a $5 per day late fee and are $80 to replace. CLICK HERE to learn more about other technology items for loan.
Equipment & Building
- Photo Copier: The Library has a copy machine available for public use. Black and white copies are 10¢ per page (20¢ for 11x17) and color copies are 20¢ per page (40¢ for 11x17).
- Fax Machine: Faxing is free for local and 800 number calls. Long distance faxes are $1 per page. Faxes can also be sent to the Library for you to pick up. Incoming faxes are 10¢ per page.
- Meeting Rooms: Meeting rooms are available for public use and must be booked in advance by a Library supervisor. CLICK HERE for more information about our meeting rooms.
- Typewriters: We have one typewriter for public use located upstairs in our Adult Services section.
- Color Printers: Computer prints are 10¢ per page for black and white prints and 20¢ per page for color.
- Passport Acceptance Facility: The Huron Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility and will process passports by appointment only. Please call the Library to speak with one of our designated Passport Acceptance Agents for more information or to set up an appointment time. CLICK HERE to see hours of passport acceptance.
- Passport Information: Complete passport information, including forms, information on documentation required, fees, and additional passport and travel information, is available at state.gov/travel.
Programs & Events
- Between the Bookends Library Newsletter: The Library's seasonal newsletter is a comprehensive guide to programs at the Huron Public Library. Visit our website homepage to download the latest version of the Between the Bookends newsletter.
- Weekly Storytimes: Storytimes are an engaging and fun way to build your child's early literacy skills. Various Storytimes are offered during select mornings, afternoons and weeknights. CLICK HERE to view current Storytimes and other Youth Services programs.
- Author Visits, Live Music, Movies, Lectures, and more: CLICK HERE to view upcoming programs for all ages. All programs are also listed in the print and digital editions of the Between the Bookends Newsletter.
Services for Seniors
- Accessibility for the Visually Impaired: The Library offers a fairly extensive and growing collection of large print titles, the majority of which are fiction. We offer large computer screens, a computer with software to facilitate equal access to online information, as well as a magnification reader (for reading small-print materials) for visually impaired patrons.
- Golden Buckeye Cards: Ohio residents who hold a current Ohio Driver License or State ID Card automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current Driver License or State ID Card, as well as people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability or who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at the Huron Public Library, at another public library, or at a local senior center. You cannot apply for a Golden Buckeye Card online or by phone due to ID, age, or disability verification requirements. CLICK HERE for more information on the Golden Buckeye Program.
- Talking Book Program: This is a free recorded and braille book service for blind and physically impaired Ohioans. Anyone who cannot read regular print with conventional eyeglass correction, who cannot hold a book or turn a page, or who cannot read print because of a neurological impairment (e.g. dyslexia) is eligible for the Talking Book library service. This service will deliver recorded books directly to the patron's home. Contact us by phone at (419) 433-5009 or email Shelby, the Customer & Technical Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
- Renewing Items: Call us during business hours or renew online 24/7 by clicking on the "CLEVNT Catalog" tab at the top of this page. To renew items, patrons are required to log in with a library card number and a PIN.
- Voter Registration: You can either register to vote or change your registered address by obtaining a form from the Huron Public Library. Visit the Circulation Desk to request a form.
- Tax Forms: Tax forms are available at the Library during tax season.
- American Red Cross Blood Drives: The American Red Cross holds blood drives at the Huron Public Library several times a year. To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have not donated blood within the last 56 days.
- Ellison Die Cut Machine: Many dies are available upon request, including letters, numbers, and animals. Bring your own paper and ask at the Circulation Desk for direction.
Huron Public Library
333 Williams St.
Huron, Ohio 44839