General Services


Accessibility

  • Book Delivery: If necessary, our Library staff will deliver books to your door. Do you need delivery or do you know someone who does? Call (419) 433-5009 or email Shelby Tillinghast, the Customer and Technical Services Manager, at shelby.tillighast@huronlibrary.org 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 (e.g. dyslexia) is eligible for the Talking Book library service. Contact us by phone at (419) 433-5009 or email Shelby Tillinghast, the Customer and Technical Services Manager, at shelby.tillinghast@huronlibrary.org to request an application.

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Reading

  • eBooks & eMedia: Download eBooks to your computer or mobile device. CLICK HERE to visit Libby.com for access to eBooks or audiobooks that patrons can download or find the Libby app in the app store.
  • 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 four digit PIN number. You can also call the Library during regular hours to place reserves. CLICK HERE to access our online CLEVNET catalog.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Access materials which cannot be found in the Library's own collection or in the collections of the libraries in 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.

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Technology

  • 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. To set up a convenient time to meet with a librarian who will work exclusively with you, email McKenna Leckrone, our Emerging Technology Librarian, at mckenna.leckrone@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. CLICK HERE to view our current technology programs or call the Adult Services Department at (419) 433-5009.
  • 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 four digit PIN number to use one of the 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 print, and 20¢ per page for color.
  • 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. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and to support you as you make progress towards your goal. 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Wireless Internet Access: We provide free wireless connectivity for laptops and other Internet-enabled devices. No password is required for access.

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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 or the Director. CLICK HERE for more information about our meeting rooms.
  • Typewriters: We have one typewriter for public use.
  • Color Printers: Computer printouts are 10¢ per page for black and white prints and 20¢ per page for color.

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Passports

  • Passport Acceptance Agency: The Huron Public Library is a Passport Acceptance facility and will process passports by appointment only. 
  • Passport Information: Complete passport information, including forms, information on documentation required, fees, and additional passport and travel information, is available at state.gov/travel.
  • Making a Passport Acceptance Appointment: It is necessary to make an appointment to get a passport processed by an agent. Please call the Library (419) 433-5009 to speak to a Passport Acceptance Agent if you have questions or to schedule a processing appointment. CLICK HERE to access hours of passport acceptance.

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Programs & Events

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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 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 to visit the Golden Buckeye Program for more details.
  • 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. Contact us by phone at (419) 433-5009 or email Shelby Tillinghast, the Customer and Technical Services Manager, at shelby.tillinghast@huronlibrary.org to request an application.

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Other Services

  • Renewing Items: Call us during business hours or renew online 24/7 by clicking on the "Catalog" tab. To renew items, patrons are required to log in with a library card number and the four digit PIN number.
  • Voter Registration: You can either register to vote or change your address by obtaining a form from our Library. Visit the Circulation Desk to get 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 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.

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Contact Info

Huron Public Library

333 Williams St.
Huron, Ohio 44839

419- 433-5009
419-433-7228

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