Library Updates & Library Services Hours

 

What's Happening at HPL?

Library Updates

Library Services Hours

Fine Free For Now

Placing Holds

Curbside Pick-Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library Updates

JULY 6 - Due to circumstances beyond our control there may be longer than usual delays with curbside pick-up for the next few days. Your patience is appreciated. We are doing our best to serve you. If you have questions or concerns, contact us at: hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org

 

HPL is closed, but we are slowly heading towards reopening. Below, check out our new Book Returns and Curbside Pick-Up hours starting June 29.

In addition to this update, on JULY 13 Homewood Public Library will open to Homewood residents by APPOINTMENT ONLY. An appointment will be 45 minutes long and can be scheduled only once per week per patron household. There will be 15 minute increments between appointments to allow for time for cleaning, and only 15 patrons will be allowed in the building at a time.

Appointment scheduling to use the library starts JULY 6. Homewood patrons can reserve up to two appointments at a time, one for the current week and one for the following week. To schedule an appointment, call the library or email:

hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org

Remember, HPL is still Fine Free for Now, meaning if you have items with a June 26 due date you were unable to return, know you will not have any fines. Also, all return items have to be quarantined, so they may not immediately be removed from your record but when they are you will have NO FINES.

 

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Library Services Hours

 

BOOK RETURNS (new hours starting June 29)

Monday - Thursday @ 9am - 8pm

Friday @ 9am - 5pm

Saturday @ 10am - 3pm

 

CURBSIDE PICK-UP (new hours starting June 29)

Monday & Wednesday @ 10am - 6pm

Tuesday & Thursday @ 2pm - 8pm

Friday & Saturday @ 10am - 5pm

 

FREE BOOK CART

Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 11am - 2pm

 

FREE SEED CART

Tuesday & Thursday @ 11am - 2pm

 

LIVE PERSON ANSWERING PHONE CALLS

Monday - Thursday @ 9am - 8pm

Friday @ 9am - 5pm

Saturday @ 10am - 3pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Fine Free for Now

HPL's new policy is Fine Free for Now. What does that mean?

  • All items will have 3 week check outs, no automatic renewals, and no fines incurred.

  • However, item replacement and processing fees will kick in if an item is kept for an extended period. 

  • Also, because there is no delivery of items throughout the system, and patrons are limited to HPL items only, timely return of items is encouraged as it helps keep more things available for more people.

 

 

 

 

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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?

Email us:

hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org

 

Call Us:

Monday - Thursday @ 9am - 8pm

Friday @ 9am - 5pm

Saturday @ 10am - 3pm

 

 

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Curbside Pick-Up 

Curbside Pick-Up is available (new hours starting June 29):

Monday & Wednesday @ 10am - 6pm

Tuesday & Thursday @ 2pm - 8pm

Friday & Saturday @ 10am - 5pm

 

How Does Curbside 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. You will receive a notification when your items are ready for pick-up. You WILL NOT be able to pick up your items until you receive this notification.

  3. After you have been notified that your items are ready, come to the library and park in one of the three curbside pick-up spots on the south side of the building.

  4. Text or call the number on the sign. Follow the instructions for entering your parking space number, name, and library card barcode number. You must enter the barcode number for pick-up. 

  5. A staff member will place your items in the trunk or back seat of your car. Library staff CANNOT receive any items from you at curbside.