Public Meeting Rooms
The library offers its meeting room(s) to public groups wishing to present programs or to hold meetings which serve the community's needs.
Interlibrary loan service is available for patrons with requests which cannot be found in our library. If we don't have it, we will try and get it for you from another public library.
Public Access Computers
For patron use, the library has 10 public access computers available which are equipped with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software, and are connected to the internet.
Wireless Internet Access
Wireless 802.11b/g access is available in most areas of the building (including in the meeting rooms). Patrons must have their network card configured to use TCP/IP, and to obtain an IP address automatically via DHCP. For more Wi-Fi Hotspots in Hillsdale, visit jwire.com. Connection points (RJ45 jacks) can also be found throughout the building.
Children and Young Adult Collections
The library maintains a separate collection of children and young adult books and materials. Throughout the summer, as well as during the school year, the library has very active children and young adult programs. For more information, please contact our Children's Librarian.
Our Children's Librarian visits area elementary and middle schools to present information on the library and our dedicated Children's Programs.
We will give a detailed tour of the library to any group which requests it. The tour must be prearranged, but your group is welcome to come and browse informally if a tour is not necessary. We welcome class visits!
Public Photocopier/Fax Machine
A photocopier is available for use in the library at a charge of 20 cents for 8 ½ x 11 and legal-size, 30 cents for 11 x 17 copies. To fax, the charge is 2 dollars for the first page and 1 dollar for each additional page.
The library offers access to MeL.org, the Michigan e-library. MeL includes a statewide library catalog, commercial databases purchased by the Library of Michigan, various digital collections, and a collection of internet links organized by subject and selected by librarians who are experts in their topic areas. Click here for a partial list of databases available through MeL.
The library offers access the world's largest online history resource. Come in today to start your search.