About the Library

last edited 9/20/2022

How do I get a library card?

You can register for a library card anytime we are open. You will need to bring photo ID and proof of your Monroe County address. If you’re a student at a local college but have a permanent address somewhere else, you can still get a card here! Bring in your school ID, local address and permanent address. If you don’t live in Monroe County, you can register for an Out of County card. If you only want access to our digital materials, you can get an E-Card.

How can I return items I've borrowed?

Our drive-up book drop is open 24/7, and you may return items at any time. You may also return items in our indoor book drop located at the end of the service desk on your left as you enter the building.

Can I borrow e-books from the library?

Yes, if you have a valid library card or e-card. You can borrow e-books and e-audiobooks through the website Overdrive or their app, Libby. You can find information to help you get started using Overdrive here. We are more than happy to help you with e-books and your electronic devices in the library and via telephone every day. Just call or email us anytime we are open.

Do you accept book donations?

Yes! We can accept up to three bags/boxes of donated materials any time we are open at either the Book Shoppe, or the Circulation Desk. The items that we accept are books (in good condition, hardcover or paperback), magazines, video DVDs, and jigsaw puzzles.

Am I able to print documents at the library?

Yes, we have a self-serve print kiosk on the second floor. Directions for use are posted, and you can also receive assistance from staff from a safe distance. Our public use computers have been spaced for safe use and are available to print from. It is $.20 per black and white page printed and $.50 per color page printed.

Do you proctor exams at the library?

Yes, we do proctor exams at the library. Call us at (585)359-7092 or email us at henrietta.information@libraryweb.org for more information or to schedule your exam.

What’s your holiday schedule?

We close on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. We are open during several holidays when other institutions are typically closed, like Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Presidents’ Day, and Good Friday. For updates on our hours, call the library, check out the news, or visit us on Facebook.

Do you provide accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing?

We welcome all community members, regardless of levels of education, experience, physical or cognitive abilities. HPL staff can accommodate an interpreter for most in person events, given 48 hours advance notice. Requests for an interpreter can be directed to sarah.dennison@libraryweb.org (adult services) and laura.lintz@libraryweb.org (youth services). Check our online calendar for our classes and events.

How do I apply to present a program at the library?

If you'd like to present a program, please fill out this program application and either email us an electronic copy or turn in a print copy at the library. We also have paper copies of this application available at the front circulation desk.