Services

When you are INSIDE the Hastings Public Library you may use

You must be INSIDE the library to use this resource
Ancestry Library Edition will NOT work OUTSIDE the
Hastings Public Library.

FamilySearch.org is a non-profit service sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here anyone can get assistance in finding their ancestors and preserving their family histories. For over 100 years the Church has been actively gathering and preserving genealogical records worldwide thus making it possible to provide this service today.

   Whether you are charting your family tree, researching your
   ancestry or seeking information on family or social history, the
   resources you’ll find in this gateway will get you started or
   move you forward in your quest.

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Knowledge Dispensary

 

Computer Classes

(click on the picture of the computer for more info)

 

 Tablet Pad Reader – Support Group

 
Copies

Black and white copiers are available in the Copy Room (adjacent to the Friend’s Bookstore)
and in the Michigan Room. Printers are attached to all library computers and are 
capable of both black & white and color. $.25/page for black & white copies; $.75 for color 
copies.  Faxing is available at the Customer Service desk. The library provides a cover sheet 
to anyone faxing documents. $1.00/page excluding cover sheet for first 5 pages; $.50/page
after first 5; $.25/page to receive faxed documents. You may have documents faxed to the library 
at (269) 948-3874. Please call the library at (269) 945-4263 to make certain your faxed documents 
have arrived.

 

Library Card

Hastings Public Library is funded by taxes from the City of Hastings, Hastings Charter Township 
and Rutland Charter Township. Property owners and renters within this tax base can apply for a 
free card by showing a government issued photo ID bearing your current address. Children under 
18 must bring a parent or guardian with valid ID to sign up for a card.If you do not live in 
the library’s service area, you may still apply for library cards for $100 per year or $25 for
3 months for your household.For further information on Barry County libraries click on the 
library links below:

Delton District Library
Dowling Public Library
Freeport District Library
George W. Spindler Memorial Library (Woodland)
Putnam District Library (Nashville)
Thornapple Kellogg School and Community Library (Middleville)
J. C. Wheeler Library in Allegan County (serving Orangeville township)

Community Room

As a community service, the Library makes its Community Room available for use by nonprofit
and civic groups when it is not being used for library-related activities. The Community
Room, located on the second floor of the Library, can be reserved by application. The
46′ x 28′ room can be divided in half (23′ x 28′) for smaller groups and will be set
up in advance according to your specifications. The room has a projector, screen and
DVD/VHS player and small kitchen area available.If you are interested in reserving the
room, please print out and submit the application form or stop at the Library and pick
up an application. Please review the complete Community Room policy for additional
information on the room’s use. You may check on room availability by phone but
reservations are not final/confirmed until the completed application is received by
the Library. You’ll need Adobe Reader to view the application. click on Adobe
logo to download. 

 

Public Internet

Access to the internet is provided to patrons with a valid library card and by 
a guest pass to non-residents with valid government photo ID. Each person may
use a library computer once a day for a maximum of one hour. Printing is
available on library internet computers by creating a named print job at your
station and going to the print release station to pay for and print your job.
Library computers can also be reserved when all are in use by logging on to 
the reservation station across from Customer Service.Parents and guardians
of children under 18 years of age are responsible for their children’s use
of the internet. The library’s internet and wireless connections are filtered
in conformity with Michigan and Federal laws.Unlimited Wi-Fi is available
throughout the library without log-in or password, electrical outlets are a
vailable in the lamps on the study tables and near the fireplace seating.
 More Service information coming soon!

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