COVID-19 update

Beginning Monday, April 26, 2021, we will be allowing more access inside the library for patrons. We will still offer “touchless” pickup for anyone who requests it. To request items, call 620-947-3827 or email hillsboropubliclib@gmail.com.
Doors will remain locked. Patrons will knock, then wait to be admitted.
Patrons are expected to wear a mask and follow CDC and KDHE guidelines for social distancing.
Patrons will have NO time limit inside the library. Wait time will be minimal, as staff will answer door as soon as able.
During the visit, patrons may select items for checkout, use the computer, use our copy or printing services. Children under 16 years of age will not be allowed computer time.
Adult reading area will be off-limits due to the furniture coverings on chairs, but a table and wooden chairs will be available for reading or newspaper and magazine browsing. Magazines are available for checkout also.
No fines at this time. Checkout times will be 2 to 8 weeks.

COVID-19 UPDATE

We have great news! Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021, we will again be allowing limited access inside the library for patrons. We will still offer “touchless” pickup for anyone who requests it. To request items, call 947-3827 or email hillsboropubliclib@gmail.com.
Doors will remain locked. Patrons will knock, then wait to be admitted
Patrons are expected to wear a mask and follow CDC and KDHE guidelines for social distancing both while waiting and inside the library.
Patrons will be allowed in the library one at a time or one “family group” at a time. We are defining a family group as all those who reside in the same household.
Patrons will be allowed inside the library for 15 minutes MAXIMUM per visit.
During the visit, patrons may select items for checkout, use the computer for business/government/employment or official use, use our copy or printing services.
No fines at this time. Checkout times will be 2 to 8 weeks.

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 hillsboropubliclib@gmail.com.

RENEW YOUR MATERIALS ON-LINE!

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 hillsboropubliclib@gmail.com 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.

WHAT DO I READ NEXT???

Have you ever wondered what book is next in a series you are reading?  Do you want to know what book to read that would be similar to one you love?  We’ve “borrowed” this information from Kent District Library and are passing this fabulous site on to you!  ENJOY!!

What’sNext: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library

http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp