Special Services

Family History Center

The Family History Center is unavailable at this time. However, the library now offers photo and film/slide scanners, digital video converters, and cassette converters for check out. Learn more »

Fax to Go Services

Learn more about our fax to go service.

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.

Homebound Services

Homebound services are currently unavailable. However, if you cannot come to the library, you may designate someone to pick up materials on your behalf using our curbside or drive-through service. Staff at some of the local independent living centers are picking up materials for their residents. Call the reference department for more information: (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 will be notified when materials have been received. There is a limit of ten requests per patron per month.

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. The document must be presented in its entirety.

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 Documents (Signing agents for real estate documents require additional training. Library notaries are not trained as signing agents).
  • Final Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Forms
  • Copy Certifications (Ohio notaries can only notarize Copy Certifications by Document Custodian)

One-on-One Technology Tutoring

The Hudson Library & Historical Society offers virtual one-on-one technology tutoring sessions to all library patrons.  Topics for sessions are based mainly on the classes that we teach at the library. Sessions must be scheduled by appointment.  Please call 330.653.6658 x1010 to schedule a session. Please read our Technology Tutoring Guidelines to learn more.

Print to Go

Learn more about our printing to go service.

Tax Forms

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


The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s free high-speed internet signal has been extended even farther outside the building. Access the enhanced internet from the library’s parking lot 24/7, no password required. The Hudson Library & Historical Society also has internet hotspots available for checkout so you can access the internet from home.

3D Printing To Go

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