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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the library open?

Do you have book returns available and can I return DVDs in them?

How long can I take out library items?

What are the fines and overdue charges?

Can I renew library materials from home?

What do I have to do to get a library card?

Where may my new library card be used?

Can I return materials from other libraries?

Do you still have typewriters available for the public to use?

Do you have public computers available?

Can I use my own software on the public computers? Is there a charge for printing?

Do you offer computer training?

Do you offer meeting rooms for groups? How do I reserve one?

How can I get a Golden Buckeye Card?

Can I register to vote at the library?

I have books I'd like to donate. Will the library take them?

Do you have services for the homebound and/or for nursing homes?

Do you have a Notary Public available?

Can I place reserves on items from home?

Can I reserve items from outside the CLEVNET system?

Do you have multiple copies of the same book for use by discussion groups?

Do you have wireless access to the Internet?




When is the library open?

The Huron Public Library is open:

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8:30 pm
Friday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday

1 pm - 5 pm

 



Do you have book returns available and can I return DVDs in them? 

Yes! We have a drive-up return in the parking lot and a book drop on the side of the building, to the left of the Center Street entrance, available 24 hours a day.

We have special book drops specifically designed for all audio-visual (AV) materials including DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.

 

 


How long can I take out library items?

Loan periods for Huron Public Library items:

New book 2 weeks
Old book 3 weeks
DVD 1 week
Music CD 3 weeks
Audiobook 3 weeks
Puzzle 3 weeks
New Magazine 2 days
Old Magazine 1 week
Children's Launchpad 1 week
Literacy Backpack 3 weeks
Library HotSpot 1 week
Ukulele 1 week
   
   


Loan periods for materials borrowed from other library systems vary depending on their loan policy. 

 



What are the fines and overdue charges?

One overdue notice is sent, followed by a bill.

  • Standard charge for most materials: 10¢ per day
  • Library HotSpots: $5.00 per day 
  • Lost/damaged material: cost of lost/damaged material

 



Can I renew library materials from home?

Library items in the CLEVNET system automatically renew up to 5 times unless a hold is placed on the item. If a hold is placed on an item, the patron will be notified via their preferred method of notification and then the item must be returned by the last due date given or the patron will be fined.

Materials cannot be renewed if:

  • A hold has been placed on the item
  • The item has reached its renewal limit
  • The account has been blocked due to excess fines or fees

Please note that this service does not apply to digital materials.

If you have a question about automatic renewals please call (419) 433-5009 and speak with a librarian, or CLICK HERE for more information.

 



What do I have to do to get a library card?

It's easy and it's free for anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Ohio. 

In order to get a library card, you will need:

  • Identification with your name and your current address
  • A current picture ID

If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by your parent or legal guardian with a current ID. Cards are not transferable and there is a charge of $1.00 for a replacement card.

 



Where may my new library card be used?
Cards are honored in any library participating in CLEVNET, a consortium based at the Cleveland Public Library. CLICK HERE for a list of all current participating libraries. All will accept this library card. Close to us, your card is good in Sandusky, Milan-Berlin Heights, Vermilion, and Norwalk. 

 



Can I return materials from other libraries?
Glad to have them! We participate in a daily delivery service (Monday through Friday) which moves materials all around northern Ohio. And you can return our books at other locations, too. 

 



Do you still have typewriters available for the public to use?
Yes, we have one typewriter available for the public in our Reference Department. Just ask at the Adult Services Desk.

 



Do you have public computers available?
The Children's Department has non-Internet computers available, pre-loaded with educational games and software. CLICK HERE for more information about the Children's Literacy Computers.

We also have 15 computers available for public use on a first-come-first-served basis, for a minimum of 1 hour each.

The Huron Public Library now uses the Cassie system for patron computer use. Before using the computers, all patrons must sign in using their library card number and pin number. If you have any questions, please see a librarian or call (419) 433-5009. Temporary ID numbers can be provided upon request.



Can I use my own software on the public computers? Is there a charge for printing?

According to our Library policy, outside software is not permitted to be used on the Library's computers. All of the Library computers are equipped with a range of Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. This limitation is for your own protection because we do not want computer viruses on our public use machines. We charge $.10/page for black and white prints, and $.20/page for color prints. Flash drives may be connected through USB ports on all of our computers. 

 



Do you offer computer training?
We offer various technology classes each month. Ask at the Adult Services Desk for information on upcoming programs or to "Book a Librarian" for one-on-one assistance. If you ever have a question while you're using one of our computers, just ask. We're here to help you! 

 



Do you offer meeting rooms for groups? How do I reserve one?
Meeting rooms are available for use, but must be reserved in advance by a supervisor. CLICK HERE for more information about our public spaces.



How can I get a Golden Buckeye Card?
Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, 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 here at the Huron Public Library, at another public library, or at a senior center. Due to ID, age and disability (when appropriate) verification requirements, you cannot apply for a Golden Buckeye Card online or by phone. CLICK HERE for more details about the Golden Buckeye Program.

 



Can I register to vote at the library?
Yes. You can either register to vote or change your address with the Board of Elections by obtaining a form from the Circulation Desk. The last day to register to vote (and still be able to participate in the election) is one month before the date of the election. 

 



I have books I'd like to donate. Will the library take them?
Yes, we accept book donations year round.

We do not accept magazines, Readers' Digest Condensed Books, college texts, or encyclopedias and reference materials over 10 years old. If you will need assistance to unload boxes at the library, please call ahead at (419) 433-5009 or stop by the Circulation Desk to ask for a cart.

 



Do you have services for the homebound and/or for nursing homes?
The library offers home delivery of library materials to those who are unable to come into the library due to age or disability. Call (419) 433-5009 to arrange for these services. 

 



Do you have a Notary Public available?
Yes, we have a certified notary at our library. Please call the Library at (419) 433-5009 in advance to determine availability.

 



Can I place reserves on items from home?
Absolutely. CLICK HERE to visit our CLEVNET Library catalog. You can place reserves online by logging in with your library card number and pin number. You may place a hold on an item by clicking on "Place a Hold" when you are viewing the item. If you need assistance, please call the Library at (419) 433-5009. 

 



Can I reserve items from outside the CLEVNET system?
Huron Public Library patrons can order materials from other CLEVNET libraries or through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan Services provide access to materials which cannot be found in the Library's own collection, nor in the collections of the libraries in the CLEVNET system by tapping into a much larger network of collections throughout the country. Ask a staff member at our Adult Services Desk for assistance.

 



Do you have multiple copies of the same book for use by discussion groups?
While we do not maintain a collection of books for discussion groups, we can assist you in ordering multiple copies of certain books through the CLEVNET system. Call the Library at (419) 433-5009 or stop in and speak with a librarian. Our staff will help you reserve the items you need. 

 



Do you have wireless access to the Internet?
Yes. Wi-Fi is available throughout the Library and no password is required for use.

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