Special Services

Faxing
Foreign Language Collection
Golden Buckeye
Homebound
Notary Services
Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
Laptop Loans (in Library)
Study Rooms
Tax Forms
Voter Forms
Wheelchair Availability
Wi-Fi

Fax Services

The Library's Reference 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 Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, 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. You will be issued a temporary card, which you can use immediately at all participating businesses. Your permanent Golden Buckeye card will arrive in the mail in 6 to 8 weeks.

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.

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

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.

Study Rooms

Study rooms are available for individual quiet study, group study, tutoring and small meetings. Please call the Reference Department for further information at 330-653-6658 x1010.

Study Room Policies:

  • Rooms may be reserved up to one week in advance.
  • Individuals or groups may reserve one study room for one two-hour period per day only. They may continue the use of the room if it is available at the end of the two-hour period.
  • The study rooms are available for quiet study by individuals or groups, tutoring, and small meetings.
  • No selling of merchandise or profit-making is permitted.
  • Covered drinks are permitted; food is prohibited.
  • Rooms will be held for ten minutes only, and will be released to any interested party after that time.

Tax Forms

During tax season, 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.

Voter Ballots

Voter registration forms and applications for absentee ballots may be picked up at either the circulation or reference desk in the library. For more information on elections and voting, please see the library's Elections & Politics 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.

Free Wi-Fi

The Library offers free Wi-Fi. It is recommended that all devices connecting to the wireless network have updated anti-virus and firewall software. Wireless internet access is provided on an unencrypted, unsecured wireless network. Please use the network at your own risk.