Library Updates & Library Services Hours

 

What's Happening at HPL?

Library Updates

Beanstack Reading Challenges

Library Services Hours

Placing Holds

Drive Thru Pick-Up

 

 

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LIBRARY UPDATES

 

 

DECEMBER 9: LIBRARY CLOSED FOR STAFF IN-SERVICE DAY

 

 

1) Special Holiday Events

Check out our holiday events by using the links below!

Holiday Stress Relief Events

Winter Break Events

Craft Events 

All December Events

 

 

2) MASK POLICY

  • Masks are ENCOURAGED and RECOMMENDED, but NOT REQUIRED throughout the library.

 

 

 

3) COMPUTER POLICY

  • Homewood Patrons with Library Card: Computers are available for 45 min time limits, need library card to log on. 
 
  • Homewood Residents without Library Card: Free 45-minute pass available by showing a valid Homewood ID (Driver’s License or State ID with Homewood address).
 
  • Non-Homewood Residents: Must purchase a 45-minute pass for $1.00.
 
  • 15-minute Express passes are free for use only at the downstairs Express computer.  These passes are suitable for independent users, especially those who wish to “print and go”.  15-minute passes are restricted to one pass per patron per day and cannot be extended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONATIONS

THANK YOU for thinking of us, but at this time the library is not able to accept donations - though hopes to in the near future. Watch the web site for more information. In the meantime, the places listed below are open, willing and able to accept your donations:

Good Will
7400 W 159th St, Orland Park
 
Acorn Public Library
15624 Central Ave, Oak Forest
 
Tinley Park Public Library
7851 Timber Dr., Tinley Park
 
Flossmoor Public Library
1000 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor
(hard & softcover books, current CDs & DVDS)
 
Grande Prairie Public Library
3479 183rd St, Hazel Crest
(you must call and make an appointment)
 
 

 

 

 

PRINTING AT HPL

Need to print something but don't have a printer? Check out our print services! CLICK HERE to learn more. 

 

 

 

 

KEEP CONNECTED

Haven't signed up for the HPL eNewsletter? CLICK HERE

Don't know about our Facebook page? CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEANSTACK READING CHALLENGES

 

Reading Challenge

HPL has a new digital platform called Beanstack! You can use Beanstack on your phone (both android & iOS), mobile device, or computer. Through Beanstack you can log your reading and join HPL's Reading Challenges--allowing you a chance to win prizes! There are challenges available for ALL AGES.

Interested? Register for a Beanstack account by clicking HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIBRARY SERVICES HOURS

 

LIBRARY HOURS

 

HPL OPEN REGULAR HOURS

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 9 pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm, after labor day

 

  • Drive-Thru: Open all Library Hours
  • Book Returns: Open 24/7
  • Friends book Sale Open all Library Hours

 

THE FORT HOURS

  • Monday - Thursday: 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Friday: 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Saturday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Masks recommended, but not required. Ask staff to browse the collection. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLACING HOLDS

  • Need to place a hold? CLICK HERE to sign into your library account. 

 

HOW DO I PLACE A HOLD?

  1. Browse through our online catalog and find the item you want to put a hold on

  2. Click onto the Place Hold button next to the item you want to place a hold on

  3. A window will pop up asking you to log into your Library Account 

  4. Enter the barcode on the back of your library card (that is your library card number) and enter your PIN

    1. Your default PIN is the last four digits of your primary phone number on your library account.

  5. A window will appear for you to specify the library where you want to pick-up your item when ready. Once you have selected the pick-up library, click Place Hold. The system will tell you if the hold was successfully placed or not.

  6. Once you have placed a hold on an item, you will be able to see it when you are logged into your library account. It will show under the Holds tab.

    1. If you have multiple holds and don't want to receive them all at once for pick-up, you can manage your holds in your library account by clicking on the ones you want to suspend until you are ready to pick them up. 

 

HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR PIN?

Call us or Email us:

hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DRIVE-THRU PICK UP

Drive-Thru PickUp is be available all the hours the library is open and is open to both Homewood and Non-Homewood Residents. 

 

HOW DOES DRIVE-THRU PICK-UP WORK?

  1. Place a hold in our online catalog. If you need assistance, call the library at 708-798-0121 x. 216 or email us at hplhelp@homewoodlibrary.org.

  2. Come to the library and go to the Drive-Thru to receive your holds.