COVID-19 Update

May 22, 2020

HPL patrons,
We hope to allow patrons to enter the library in limited numbers in a few weeks, we will notify you as soon as we make that decision.
We will continue providing items for pickup, outside the library.
You must follow safe social-distancing guidelines for us to continue this service. It may be halted at any time.
To request items, call 947-3827 or email, by 3pm in order to receive items the following morning. Items will be bagged, marked, and placed on a table in the hallway. We will message you by email, text, or phone when the item is ready.
To choose items, you can access our card catalog at:
Or check our Facebook page daily for photos of new items (limit 2 new items per family), call or email with requests.
You may also have library staff choose an item for you using parameters you provide (example: I like mysteries, or I like children’s dinosaur books.) and staff will select items for you.
We will not be able to fill all requests at this time because returned items must go through a quarantine process and are not immediately available.
Inter-library loan is NOT available at this time, but will be added soon.
Thank you so much for your patience and stay safe!
Hillsboro Public Library Director, Jeanie Bartel

Renew Online

It is really easy to renew your  materials without ever contacting the library!  If you have an account in good standing (fines for the entire family less than $4.00 and no items lost) you can renew from your phone, tablet or computer.  This is really handy when you remember you have items out when the library is closed!  Simply access our webpage (which you are on if you see this message).  In the upper right corner under the banner you will see “Hillsboro On-Line Catalog”.  Click on that.  You will be asked to log in– upper right corner).  Select your library — Hillsboro Public Library; Username is your patron barcode number.  The password for setting up your account the first time is the word<userpass>.

At this point you may search our card catalog.  You may also set your own preferences and see your account by clicking in the upper right hand corner <My Account>.  This will take you to a screen with options to see what you have checked out, items on hold, lost, etc.  You  may also change your settings.  If you have a new e-mail, phone number, address or other contact in formation you may make changes in “My Profile”.

Try this and let us know what you think!  If you have forgotten your patron number, we can supply that information with proper ID.  If you have forgotten your password, we can reset it to default for you at the library.  Just call us 620-947-3827 or email


Patrons may respond to e-mail reminders automatically generated by our system.  If you would like us to renew your materials, provided your account is current, just respond to the e-mail with your request.  If we have not responded to let you know your new due date you may then need to call us.  We may not have received the e-mail.  Remember, you can access your account 24 hours a day on-line!  If you know your book is coming due soon you don’t need to wait for the e-mail reminder.  Simpy e-mail the library at to request the renewal.  We always respond when we receive the e-mail to let you know the new due date or let you know if the item is not renewable or on reserve for another patron.  If you haven’t had a response from us, we didn’t receive the e-mail!

If you don’t know your account number give us a phone call!  620-947-3827.