Materials & Services
Books: More than 30,000 to choose from and adding new titles all the time. Most materials may be checked out for two weeks. There is a two-day ‘grace’ period before fines begin. Current fines are .10 per day. DVD’s are checked out for 3 days.
Magazines: More than 15 current subscriptions.
Newspapers: Hillsboro Star Journal, Hillsboro Free Press, Marion County Record, Hutchinson News, and The Salina Journal are all available to read at the Hillsboro Public Library.
Large Print Books
Large Print Books: For patrons with visual difficulties or anyone wanting larger print.
Talking Books: Available free of charge on Digital recorder, CD, or cassette for readers with visual problems or other handicaps. Ask the librarian about this valuable service.
Individual Lessons: Lessons are available for those needing help learning to use a computer. Special arrangements need to be made with library staff.
Color Copy Machine
Copies: 15 cents per copy B/W 50 – .50 for Color.
Free Wireless Internet Access
Wi-Fi: is the wireless technology used to connect computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices to the internet.
Audio Books: More than 1,000 titles for adults and children including language lessons.
Tax Forms: IRS forms are documents that individuals and businesses use to report all financial activities to the federal government for purposes of calculating their tax liability are available.
Book Sale: We weed our books periodically and offer them to patrons.
Improve the durability of your printed pieces with lamination: If you’ve got menus, worksheets or other items that require daily use, get them laminated so they’ll last longer.
Interlibrary Loan: If we don’t own the book you want, we can borrow it for you from another library. We fill two requests per patron per month for free. Additional requests may be made if postage charges are reimbursed.
Children's Story Time
Story Time: September through May; ask librarian for day and time.
Kansas Library eCard
Kansas Library eCard: This is the card that most Kansans need and can be obtained at any public, school, or academic library in Kansas. It provides access to digital materials available to all Kansas residents (ebooks/audiobooks, research databases). It is not so much a “card” as it is a login for online materials.
Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program: Books, crafts, and fun in June and July for pre-school age, grade school age, teens & tweens, as well as adults.
Rotating Books: Approximately 350 books from the NCKL book van are exchanged every other month.
Sunflower eLibrary/OverDrive: gives you free access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks with your Library card. You can access OverDrive e-books and audiobooks on your computer or most devices. Borrow ebooks and audiobooks for 7 or 14 days.
For phones or tables, use the free Libby App.