Library Updates & Library Services Hours

 

What's Happening at HPL?

Library Updates

Beanstack Reading Challenges

Library Services Hours

Placing Holds

Drive Thru Pick-Up

Computers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library Updates

 

 

NOVEMBER 14

The Homewood Public Library building will be closed to the public until further notice, but DRIVE-THRU PICK UP IS OPEN ALL REGULAR HOURS. If you registered for a craft kit, pick it up through the Drive-Thru. All items will be picked up through the Drive-Thru as well.

In addition to our drive-thru services, please use our virtual resources available on our website, and check out our virtual programs. If you need assistance or have questions, contact us at:
hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org 

 

TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

Interested in becoming a Board member? Trustee Elections are coming up in 2021. CLICK HERE for more information. 

 

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Have questions? Email us at: hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Beanstack Reading Challenge

 

Reading Challenge

HPL has a new digital platform called Beanstack! You can use Beanstack on your phone (both android & iOS), mobile device, or computer. Through Beanstack you can log your reading and join HPL's Reading Challenges--allowing you a chance to win prizes! There are challenges available for ALL AGES, going into 2021 and beyond. If you made an account for 2020 Summer Reading you are already set to regsiter for future Beanstack Reading Challenges.

Interested? Register for a Beanstack account by clicking HERE

 

 

 

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Library Services Hours

 

LIBRARY HOURS

The Homewood Public Library building will be closed to the public until further notice, but DRIVE-THRU PICK UP IS OPEN ALL REGULAR HOURS. If you registered for a craft kit, pick it up through the Drive-Thru. All items will be picked up through the Drive-Thru as well.

Monday - Thursday @ 9am - 9pm

Friday & Saturday @ 9am - 5pm

Sunday @ 1pm - 5pm 

 

 

BOOK RETURNS 

Open 24/7

 

 

DRIVE THRU PICK-UP

Drive Thru Pick-Up is available all the hours the library is open and is open to both Homewood and Non-Homewood Residents. You do not need an appointment to use Drive Thru Pick-Up. If you registered for a craft kit or have an item to pick up, pick it up through the Drive-Thru.

 

 

LIVE PERSON ANSWERING PHONE CALLS

Monday - Thursday @ 9am - 9pm

Friday & Saturday @ 9am - 5pm

Sunday @ 1pm - 5pm 

 

 

 

 

 

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Placing Holds

  • Items can be put on hold, including items that previously couldn’t be put on hold, such as hot copies, rokus, hotspots, magazines, and more. 

  • Need to place a hold? CLICK HERE to sign into your library account. 

 

How Do I Place a Hold?

  1. Browse through our online catalog and find the item you want to put a hold on

  2. Click onto the Place Hold button next to the item you want to place a hold on

  3. A window will pop up asking you to log into your Library Account 

  4. Enter the barcode on the back of your library card (that is your library card number) and enter your PIN

    1. Your default PIN is the last four digits of your primary phone number on your library account.

  5. A window will appear for you to specify the library where you want to pick-up your item when ready. Once you have selected the pick-up library, click Place Hold. The system will tell you if the hold was successfully placed or not.

  6. Once you have placed a hold on an item, you will be able to see it when you are logged into your library account. It will show under the Holds tab.

    1. If you have multiple holds and don't want to receive them all at once for pick-up, you can manage your holds in your library account by clicking on the ones you want to suspend until you are ready to pick them up. 

 

Having Trouble with your PIN?

Call us or Email us:

hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Drive-Thru Pick-Up

Drive Thru Pick-Up is be available all the hours the library is open and is open to both Homewood and Non-Homewood Residents. 

 

How Does Drive Thru Pick-Up Work?

  1. Place a hold in our online catalog. If you need assistance, call the library at 708-798-0121 x. 216 or email us at hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org.

  2. Come to the library and go to the Drive-Thru to receive your holds. 

 

 

 

 

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Computers
 

Individual computer use is as follows:

  • Individuals WITHOUT library cards - $1 for 30 minutes.

  • Individuals WITH current active library cards from any OTHER library - $1 for 30 minutes.

  • Homewood Patrons WITH  a library card - no charge for 45 minutes.

Additional computer time is only available if no one is waiting to use the computer and is limited to one consecutive use of the computer for a total of one hour and 45 minutes maximum. If you desire addtional computer time (beyond your initial 45 minute slot) please consult a staff member who can tell you if the space is available.