LIBRARY CARDS are required to check out materials, and are available free to any resident of the Hoopeston Public Library District, which includes Hoopeston, Rossville, East Lynn, Rankin, Wellington, Cheneyville and Alvin. To obtain a card, residents must provide a valid photo ID, proof of address (utility or phone bill) and a local reference. Children and youth under age 18 must be registered by a parent or legal guardian with proper ID. Non-resident library cards are available for an annual fee.
OUR COLLECTION includes books for all ages, magazines, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs available for checkout with a valid library card. Materials that we do not own are available through the Illinois Heartland Library System and beyond. Most items can be checked out for one or two weeks. Local and regional newspapers are available to read in the library. Free access to several online e-book services is also available with a valid HPL library card.
ARCHIVES - The library’s Illinois Room contains a wide range of historical documents, photos, city directories and school yearbooks from the Hoopeston area. Microfilm of Hoopeston newspapers from 1872 to the present is available for viewing and copying.
Research Policy - The staff at the Hoopeston Public Library are able to search and retrieve information stored in the archives. If the search and retrieval can be completed within two hours, no fee is assessed; however, a donation for the time spent is appreciated. If the research exceeds two hours, a $10.00 per hour fee is charged to cover staff time. Once payment is received, information will be sent.
Approved by the Hoopeston Public Library Board of Trustees
October 2, 2017
PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS and WiFi – Public computers with Internet access are available for both children and adults. Adult users must sign a computer agreement before use. Youth under age 18 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign their computer agreement. Computer use will be denied if the patron or any member of their household has library fines and fees of $5 or more. Free Wi-Fi service is available in designated areas of the building.
MEETING ROOMS - The Community Meeting Room and the Board Room are available at no charge for literacy tutors and not-for-profit groups. Contact the Director for details or scheduling.
HOME DELIVERY of library materials is available to eligible homebound patrons. Call for more information.
BOOK CLUB - The Mary Hartwell Catherwood Reading Group meets the first Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the library. The Best Sellers Book Club meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Both groups are open to the public.
Books, magazines, VHS tapes, CDs (music and books) 10 cents per day
DVD movies $1 per day
Photocopies: Black & white: 15 cents per page; Color: 35 cents per page Computer printouts: 15 cents per page Replacement library card: $1 Fax: $1 per page to send; 50 cents per page to receive