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Hastings Public Library

Digital Collection

Need a library card? If you live in the City of Hastings, Hastings Charter Township or Rutland Charter Township, apply in one of two ways:

  • Download our mobile app and apply for full access to the physical and Digital Collection.
  • Fill out the Library Card Request Form for limited access to the Digital Collection.
    • This card is active for two weeks allowing time to come to the Library with ID to pick up the physical card and activate all services.


The Hastings Public Library is excited to offer multiple digital services in addition to all of the physical items available. Each of the below services offer unique titles across eBooks, audiobooks and more with minimal overlap of content.

All patrons holding a regular library card from our library have access to all of these services at no charge.


  • non-resident library cards do not provide access to digital content.
  • All patrons can access eBooks from MeL

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks

Over 20,000 eBooks provided through MeL are available to any Michigan resident.


There are two different apps that both access the OverDrive digital collection.  Try both Libby and OverDrive apps to see which you prefer.

Note: there are also four overdrive collections available that can be switched between in the apps. Look through the Lakeland Library Cooperative, Suburban Cooperative, Great Lakes Digital Libraries and MCLS collections for titles.

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Libby for Overdrive is a reading app for borrowing eBooks, audiobooks and magazines from the library’s OverDrive collection. This free app is available for Android, iOS and Windows 10 devices.

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OverDrive is a free reading app that lets you borrow eBooks, audiobooks and magazines anytime, anywhere. This app has different features than “Libby for Overdrive” and works on all platforms and devices.

Using OverDrive/Libby

See the below links for the basics of using Libby and OverDrive:

Magazines on Libby

A big thank you to the Howard Miller Public Library in Zeeland, MI for these videos:


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Hoopla Digital. Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies & TV – 24/7 and FREE with your library card. Six formats all in one app for a multimedia content experience!

  • Action View on comics.
  • Borrow recent FULL album releases from the most popular artists.
  • More playback speeds on audiobooks.
  • More fonts, formatting options, themes, and more on eBooks.
  • All content can be downloaded to enjoy offline and they now support downloading to an SD card.
  • Works on iOS, Android, Roku and other streaming platforms.

Using Hoopla

See the below links for creating an account and using Hoopla on various devices:


ReOpening Status: Phase 2

- Open to the public, Come Inside!
- Computer use for 1 hour daily
- No overdue fines through 8/31/2021

See the
Phased ReOpening Plan
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Location & Hours

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

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Phone: 269-945-4263
Fax: 269-948-3874

The Library is OPEN! Drive-thru is also still available.

Library & Drive-thru Hours (effective February 1, 2021):

- Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10am - 6pm
- Wednesday, Thursday: 10am - 7pm
- Saturday: 10am - 2pm

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