FAQs

LOCATION/HOURS

  • What are your hours?
    Library hours, drive up holds window hours and holiday schedule can be found on the Hours & Location page.
  • Where are you located?
    The library is located on 96 Library Street in the center of downtown Hudson behind the First & Main Shopping district. An interactive map can be found on the Hours & Location page.
  • Where do I park?
    The library has two dedicated free parking lots as well as street parking on all sides of the library. The primary parking lot is located off of Clinton Street, to the north of the library.

LIBRARY CARDS

  • How do I get a library card?
    See the Get a Library Card page for more information about obtaining a library card.
  • How do I renew my library card?
    While the building is closed, you may call the library at (330) 653-6658 x1041 to renew your card. We will need to confirm your address, phone number and email to help us maintain the most current contact information. You will not be issued a new card.
  • Can my library be used at other libraries?
    Your library card can be used at any CLEVNET library, which includes over 45 library systems across 12 counties in Northeast Ohio. Please note that each individual library in CLEVNET has different rules, fines, and procedures for borrowing materials. See the CLEVNET website for additional information.
  • What happens if my library card is lost or stolen?
    If you believe your library card is lost or stolen, you can call the library at (330) 653-6658 x1041 and put an immediate block on your account.
  • Can I access my library account information online?
    You can access the status of your holds, place holds, renew items or pay fines online. You must first activate your online account. For detailed instructions on setting up a new account, please see the account registration. In order to access your online account information to place holds, renew items, or pay fines, you will need to log in to the catalog. Logging in requires two things: your library card number (the number located on the back of your card under the barcode) and your PIN. The default PIN for your library card is the last four digits of your phone number. The library also has a mobile app for easy access to your library account on your iPhone or Android device. The app allows you to search the collection, check an item’s availability, place and manage holds, renew items, and an in-app library card barcode.
  • What is my PIN/password?
    The default PIN for your library card is the last four digits of your phone number. If you forgot your PIN, please feel free to contact the library and we will reset it for you.

CHECKING OUT MATERIALS

  • How long can I check out materials?
    The most up-to-date information about checking out materials can be found on the Check Out Limits and Late Fees page.
  • How many items can I borrow at once?
    The most up-to-date information about check out limits can be found on the Check Out Limits and Late Fees page.
  • How do I place a hold on an item?
    A hold can be placed using the library’s online catalog or by calling the library at (330) 653-6658 x1010. For more detailed instructions on placing holds, see the holds help page.

FINES

MATERIALS

  • How do I renew library materials?
    For more information on renewing library materials, see the library’s Check Out Limits and Late Fees page.
  • How do I find out when my holds are available for pickup?
    The library will notify you about your available holds either via phone, e-mail, text message, or mail, depending on the preference you specified when you registered for your library card. You can change your notification preference at any time by calling the circulation department at (330) 653-6658 x1041. You can also check your account online to learn more about the status of your holds.
  • How can I be notified about upcoming due dates of materials?
    If you have provided the library with your email address, you will receive a reminder notice 2 days before your items are due. You will also be notified by email when the item is overdue.
    If you have not provided an email, then you will receive a notice in the mail only when the item becomes overdue on your account.
  • Where can I return books?
    Hudson Library & Historical Society books can be returned to any CLEVNET library.
  • How do I download electronic materials?
    As a Hudson Library & Historical Society card holder, you have access to a number of different services for checking out ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, and emusic. For information about the different services and instructions for downloading, please visit the library’s emedia page.
  • Do you have a mobile app?
    The library has a mobile app for easy access to your library account on your iPhone or Android device. The app allows you to search the collection, check an item’s availability, place and manage holds, renew items, and access an in-app library card barcode so you can check out items at the library.
  • How do I recommend an item for purchase?
    To recommend an item for purchase, please send a request to the library’s online suggestion box.
  • What happens if I lose a library item?
    You will be automatically charged replacement cost for the item when it is one month overdue on your account. The replacement fee can then be paid for in the library or online.

SERVICES

  • How do I reserve a meeting room/study room? 
    For more information, please see the meeting and study room page for additional information and rules.
  • How can I access a computer at the library?
    Please see the library’s Tech Devices page for more information on tech devices available for checkout.
  • Does the library have wi-fi access?
    Yes, the library has free wi-fi access. The network name is: Hudson Library. No password is required.
  • Do you have a public fax machine?
    Please see the special services page for information on faxing.
  • When are the library book sales?
    Please see the library book sales page for information about sale dates.
  • Do you have foreign language materials?
    Please see the special services page for more information.
  • Do you have a delivery service available if I am unable to come into the library?
    Please see the special services page for more information.
  • Do you have a notary?
    Please see the special services page for notary information.
  • Do you have tax forms?
    Please see the special services page for tax form information.
  • Do you have a 3D printer?
    Yes, the library has a 3D printer. Please see the special services page for 3D printer information.
  • Do you offer printing?
    Please see the special services page for printing information.

GIFTS AND DONATIONS

  • How can I make a donation to the library?
    Please see the gift and donation guide for all information about donating to the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
  • Does the library accept book donations?
    Please see the friends of the library page for more information.