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General Services


Accessibility

  • Book Delivery to Home Bound - Our volunteers will deliver books to your door. Do you need delivery or do you know someone who does? Call (419) 433-5009 or email for more information.
  • 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 - 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 (dyslexia, for example) is eligible for the Talking Book library service. Contact us by phone or email to request an application.
  • Walker - We have a walker available for your convenience to use in the library. Just ask a staff member and we'll bring it out to you.

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Reading

eBooks - Download them to your computer or mobile device.

  • Book Requests - 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.
  • Interlibrary Loan - Access to materials which cannot be found in the library's own collection nor in the collections of the libraries in the CLEVNET system.
  • Teacher Loans - Library materials for classroom use can be loaned to teachers for an extended period.
  • 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.

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Technology

  • Book a Librarian - or - Book a Tech - 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. To set up a convenient time to meet with a librarian who will work exclusively with you, email huron@huronlibrary.org or call the Library at (419) 433-5009. 
  • Computer Classes - The library offers introductory computer classes. Classes range from learning very basic functions of the mouse to searching the Internet more effectively to using word-processing software and presentation software. View our online listings or download the latest edition of Between the Bookends for the most current listing of classes or call the Adult Services Department (419) 433-5009.
  • Computer Services & Labs - The library offers 16 public computers for customers to surf 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. Users are guaranteed one hour of continuous computer usage on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to reserve one, please call us at (419) 433-5009. We have color printers and the cost is $.10 per page for black and white prints, and $.20 for color.
  • Wi-Fi HotSpots -  We loan Wi-Fi Hotspots that can connect multiple devices to the Internet, anywhere you can get cell phone service. 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. Be careful, the devices carry a $5 per day late fee and are $80 to replace.

  • Wireless Internet Access
    We provide free wireless connectivity for laptops and other Internet-enabled devices.
  • Wireless Printing
    We provide wireless printing for the public through the Google Cloud Print service at a cost of $.10 per page for black and white prints, and $.20 for color.

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Equipment & Building

  • Photo Copier- The Library has a black and white copy machine available for public use.
    $.10 per page for 8 1/2 x 11 and 8 1/2 x 14
    $.20 per page for 11 x 17
  • Fax Machine - Free for local and 800 number calls!
    Out-going:
    $1 for first page and $1 for each additional page
    $3 for first page for international faxes
    Incoming:
    $.10 per page
  • Meeting Rooms - Meeting rooms are available for public use and must be booked in advance.
  • Typewriters - We have one for public use.
  • Color Printers - Computer printouts are $.10 per page for black and white prints, and $.20 for color.

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Passports

  • The Huron Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Agency.
  • Complete passport information, including forms, information  on documentation required, fees, and additional passport and travel information is available at U.S. Department of State.
  • Please call ahead (419) 433-5009 to be sure a Passport Acceptance Agent is able to process your application during the hours of passport acceptance.

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Programs and Events

  • Between the Bookends - Our seasonal newsletter in a comprehensive guide to programs at the Huron Public Library.
  • Storytimes for Children - An engaging and fun way to build your child's early literacy skills, various Storytimes are offered during select mornings, afternoons and weeknights.
  • Author visits, live music, movies, lectures and more - Check out our online listing of programs for all ages. All programs are also listed in the print and digital editions of the library newsletter, "Between the Bookends."

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 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 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 at the Huron Public Library, at another public library or at senior centers. You cannot apply for a Golden Buckeye Card online or by phone due to ID, age and disability (when appropriate) verification requirements. Visit the Golden Buckeye Program for more details.
  • Talking Book Program - Free recorded and brailled book service for the 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 Talking Book library service. Contact us to request an application, (419) 433-5009 or email.
  • Walker - We have a walker available for your convenience to use in the library. Just ask a staff member and we will bring it out to you.

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 Other Services

  • NetNotice
    Sign up to receive your reserve pickup and overdue notices via email.
  • Renew Items by telephone or online - Call us during business hours or renew online 24/7.
  • Voter Registration - You can either register to vote or change your address by obtaining a form from our library.
  • Notary Public - There is no charge for this service, but please call ahead to make sure our notary is available.
  • Tax Forms - Stop in around tax time to pick up your federal, state and Huron city tax forms.
  • Blood Drives - The American Red Cross holds blood drives at the 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. Personnel will be on hand to answer your questions and scheduling an appointment time is appreciated. Call the American Red Cross at (419) 626-1641 .
  • Ellison Die Cut Machine - Many dies are available- from letters to numbers to animals. Bring your own paper and ask at the main desk for direction.

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