Special Services

Faxing
Foreign Language Collection
Golden Buckeye
Homebound
Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
Laptop Loans (in Library)
Notary Services
Playhouse Square Discount Tickets
Study Rooms
Tax Forms
Wheelchair Availability
3D Printing

Fax Services

The Library's Adult Services Department provides outgoing fax services for the public.

No international faxing.

Cost: $0.50 a page.
(no charge for a library-supplied cover sheet containing routing instructions only)

Foreign Language Collection

The Library carries foreign language materials including books, periodicals, and DVDs in many different foreign languages. We have over 1000 items in languages including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. There is also a small selection for children available in these languages.

The collection comes to us courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library's Foreign Literature department and the collection changes every three to four months. We welcome your requests for particular types of books or for books in other languages.

Visitors to the Hudson Library & Historical Society can also obtain books and DVDs in any of the 45 languages available at the Cleveland Public Library. We will gladly place orders for the materials you request: in most cases, your order will arrive within one week.

Please call the reference desk at (330) 653-6658 x1010 for more information.

Golden Buckeye

Join the more than 2 million Ohioans who are enjoying discounts on meals and entertainment, merchandise, and services at more than 20,000 businesses throughout the state with the Golden Buckeye card.

Golden Buckeye applications are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor. You will need to show identification, such as a valid Ohio Driver's License, a birth certificate, or another legal document showing your date of birth.

Homebound Services

When you cannot come to the Library, let us come to you! We offer selection and delivery services to Hudson residents who are unable to visit the Library in person due to extended illness, physical disability, or extreme transportation problems. Tell us what you like to read, watch, or listen to and we will choose the materials based on your interests and deliver them to you once a month.

We deliver: books, DVDs, audiobooks, large print books, and music CDs.

Please contact the reference desk to arrange a visit at (330) 653-6658 x1010.

Interlibrary Loans

The Library provides interlibrary loan services for materials not found within the CLEVNET consortium of libraries. Patrons can request materials at the reference desk and you will be notified when materials have been received. The loan period for items borrowed through ILL is two weeks.

In-Library Laptop Loans

PC and Macintosh laptops are available for in-library loans. Laptops may be checked out for up to two hours on the second floor of the building in the Reference Department. Laptops checked out in the Teen Department must remain in the teen room.

Notary Services

  • Free notary service is available at the Hudson Library & Historical Society during most of the Library's hours of business, including evenings and weekends.

  • Please call ahead to confirm availability: (330) 653-6658 x1010 Notary service is not available 30 minutes before the library closes.

  • Notaries adhere to the Ohio Revised Code: Section 147. Ohio law requires that the person signing the document to be notarized must appear in person and present identification.

  • Notaries may not notarize more than four signatures per visit and reserve the right to refuse notarizing documents.

  • Library notaries do NOT notarize the following documents
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Wills
    • Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Forms
    • Documents written in any language other than English

Playhouse Square Discount Tickets

The Hudson Library and Historical Society has partnered with Playhouse Square to offer library card holders an opportunity to purchase discount tickets through the theater district's Corporate Exclusive Online (CEO) ticketing program. For more information, go to the library's Playhouse Square page.

Tax Forms

During tax season, selected tax forms are available to library patrons free of charge on the second floor of the Library. If a tax form you need is not available at the library, we can print copies of forms found online for $0.10/page. For more information on taxes, please see the library's Taxes web page.

Wheelchair Availability

A wheelchair is available for in-house use for any patron who needs help getting around the library. Ask about this service at the circulation desk on the first floor.

3D Printing

The Hudson Library and Historical Society now offers 3D printing services. Please visit the Library's
3D Printing web pages for more information!