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Hastings Public Library

COVID-19 Closure - Wednesday November 18, 2020

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 locally and state-wide, and with guidance from MDHHS and MIOSHA, the Library Board and Library Leadership have decided to close the library to the public effective Wednesday November 18, 2020.

While closed, the drive-thru is open for:

  • Item pickups
  • FAX and copies
  • Library card renewals

Items can be reserved for pickup in 4 ways:

Account Icon Through online accounts

 Message/Text TEXT US at 269-818-8590

Phone CALL US at 269-945-4263

Email EMAIL US at

Computer time available by appointment starting Friday November 20, 2020.
Call us at 269-945-4263 to reserve 30 minutes.

Returns can continue to be made through the return slots near the drive-thru window.

We hope this closure is temporary and will reopen to the public when conditions improve.
Watch our website and Facebook page for further updates.

Any questions can be directed to Peggy Hemerling, Library Director, via email or by calling 269-945-4263.

Returned Items and Overdue Fines

As part of the Lakeland Library Cooperative's policy during COVID, The Hastings Public Library is currently waiving overdue fines on returned items until January 1, 2021.

All returned items are also quarantined for a minimum of 4 days when returned and may appear on patron accounts as overdue because of this extra time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we work to keep everyone safe.

Phased Re-Opening Plan

The Hastings Public Library has developed a phased re-opening plan as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Below is an overview, CLICK THE IMAGE for more detail.

Please note:

  • The plan is subject to change based on situational changes, Executive Orders and Library Board direction.
  • No specific dates are associated with the phases.
  • The Library may modify details of the phases and/or move through them faster or slower based on the situation.
Phased ReOpening Plan
* Image edited from original courtesy of Erin Schmandt at Caro Area District Library

The Library has returned to Phase 1 as of 11/18/2020.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Per MIOSHA & MDHHS guidelines, the Library has developed a plan for dealing with COVID-19 within the building. The plan covers preventative measures, changes in procedures, use of PPE and more.

View the HPL COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Any questions on the Library's status, process changes, our Preparedness Plan or other COVID-19 related questions can be emailed to Peggy Hemerling, Library Director or call her at 269-945-4263.

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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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