Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

March 17, 2020

Just a reminder: Please do not return your items at this time. Below are some questions about holds that have come up since our closure:

I have an item on hold, what will happen to it?  The library will work to keep all holds in place to be available again once we reopen.  If you do encounter a problem with a hold once we reopen give us a call. If you received a message that a hold is ready to be picked up, we will hold on to it until we reopen.

Can I place a hold on a new item?  Patrons are welcome to place holds on items, and they will be available for pickup once the library reopens. We will appreciate your patience when we reopen, as we will have a large quantity of holds to process.

What about ILL and Prospector?  When we reopen, we will waive all fines on Interlibrary Loan and Prospector items once they are returned.

March 16, 2020

All HPLD libraries will remain closed until further notice – this includes all library programs, events, classes, and meetings.

We are auto-renewing checked out materials and materials on the hold shelves will not expire. You can also renew your items online by logging into your account.

We will not be accepting returns at this time. Please hold onto your materials for the time being.

We encourage our patrons to use our online resources while libraries are inaccessible. We’ve raised the number of Hoopla checkouts, and many Kanopy items, including those for children, are available for checkout without counting against your limit – click here to view our Stream and Download page.

Looking to develop a new skill, hone a hobby or learn a language these next few weeks? Check out Lynda.com and Rosetta Stone.