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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the library open?

Do you have book returns available and can I return movies 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? What are the hours?

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

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 videos 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 materials, including videos, DVDs, compact discs and audio tapes.

How long can I take out library items?

New book 2 weeks
Old book 3 weeks
DVD 1 week
Kids VHS tape 3 week
Music cd 3 weeks
   
Book on cd 3 weeks
Puzzle 3 weeks
New magazine 2 days
Old magazine 1 week
Early literacy kit 1 week
LeapPad Products 1 week
PlayAway 2 weeks
   


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: 10¢ per day
  • Videos & DVD's: $1.00 per day 
  • Lost/damaged material: cost of lost/damaged material

Can I renew library materials from home?
Call 419-433-5009 during regular library hours to inquire if items are renewable. Or, you may try to renew them online here

What do I have to do to get a library card?
It's easy and it's free to anyone who lives, works, owns property or goes to school in Ohio. All we require is verified current identification; a picture identification and proof of where you live. A driver's license will do. A passport or picture ID, along with a personal check or letter you've received, will also do. The form is simple to fill out and you can get your card right away. Children, age 18 and under, need their parent's or guardian's signature on the form before a card can be issued. 

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 of 43 library systems in northern Ohio. 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? What are the hours?
The Children's Department has non-Internet computers available, pre-loaded with educational games and software. We have 16 computers available for public use on a first-come-first-served basis, for a minimum of 1 hour each. You must have signed our Acceptable Use Policy in order to use the PCs and iMacs. All computers in the building are available at all hours the building is open. Here are the hours of operation. 

Can I use my own software on the public computers? Paper? Is there a charge?
You may use only the library's software on these computers but they 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 or Tech 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. 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, another public library or 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. Visit the Golden Buckeye Program for more details.   

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.

Exclusions: no magazines, Readers' Digest Condensed Books, college texts, or encyclopedias or reference materials over 10 years old. If you will need assistance to unload boxes at the library, please call ahead, (419) 433-5009 

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. Call in advance to determine availability.

Can I place reserves on items from home?
Absolutely. You can place reserves online by clicking on "Place a Hold" when you are viewing the item. You'll need your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number). You can also call the library during regular hours to place reserves, (419) 433-5009. 

Can I reserve items from outside the CLEVNET system? 
If you need it we'll try to get it - from our collection, from other CLEVNET libraries or through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan Services provides 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.

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 Adult Services Department (419-433-5009) or stop in at the library. Our staff will help you reserve the items you need. 

Do you have wireless access to the Internet?
Yes. There is wireless access available inside of our library. 

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