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Hastings Public Library

Check Out & Renew Items

Checking Out

To check out items at the Hastings Public Library (HPL), patrons need a valid library card from HPL, an HPL non-resident library card or a card from another Lakeland Library Cooperative (LLC) library. This includes KDL and GRPL cards.


Self-checkouts are located by each service desk as well as near the back of the Children's area. Check out yourself with your library card. When finished, you can print out a receipt showing all of your items and their due dates.

Service Desk

Staff are always happy to check out materials for you. Bring your items and library card to either desk and we can help. We will also stamp your items with due dates if desired.

Renewing Items

Most items checked out can usually be renewed. All items can be renewed twice except MeL books which can only renew once. Library of Things items also cannot currently be renewed.

Note: If another patron has a HOLD request for an item, that item cannot be renewed and should be returned by its due date.


Effective April 2019, the system will attempt to auto-renew checked out items. So long as there are no holds on an item, it should auto-renew. Patrons with valid email addresses will receive email notifications showing due item due dates and whether items have been auto-renewed.

Renew Online

Patrons can always access their online account to see items checked out and renew them if they are renewable and not yet auto-renewed. Simply check the box next to an item(s) and click the Renew button.

Call or Stop In

Call us or come by and we can try to renew items for you or check their status. Sometimes we are able to renew items that the system could not auto-renew.

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Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Fax: 269-948-3874 (fax)

The Drive-thru is OPEN!

The inside of Library is closed to the public except for computer reservations. Call for information.

Drive-thru and Computer Hours (effective November 30, 2020)

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday, Thursday:
10:00am - 7:00pm

10:00am - 2:00pm

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