Using the Library

Our Services and Collection

The library board and staff are dedicated to making the library a valuable and integral part of the community.

We hope that each visit to the library is a fun and positive experience! We offer:

  • Internet Access
  • Fax and copy machines
  • Income tax forms
  • Delivery to those who aren’t able to leave home
  • Winter reading and discussion series for adults
  • Summer reading program for children

The library offers over 25,000 volumes which include best sellers, westerns, mysteries, inspirational fiction, large print books, and a large collection of non-fiction books.

Also available are audio books for adults and children, magazines and newspapers.

Not Finding What You Want Here In The Library?

We may be able to borrow from another library. Ask us about our interlibrary loan service. Return postage required.

Copying & Printing

  • Black/White Photocopies – 25 cents per page
  • Internet/Computer Printouts – 50 cents per page

Sending and Receiving Faxes

  • Fax Send – $1.00 per page (Cover Page is Free.)
  • Confirmation Page – 50 cents per page (Please ask before sending a fax.)
  • Fax Receive – $1.00 per page
  • Fax Overseas – $10.00 for first page and $5.00 for each additional page

Library Staff only will operate the fax and copy machines.

The library charges for ALL pages printed.

Typewriter, DVD, and Television

The library has one typewriter, TV and DVD player for use inside the library. None are available for loan or use outside the library.

Internet Use

The Hobart Public Library has 3 desktop computers for public use. Also available, are 2 laptop computers for adults only to use when there are no computers available.

All computers will be shut down 15 minutes prior to closing.

All library computers have internet access and are filtered by K9 Web Protection.

The use of the computers does not require a person to have a library card. However, children under the age of 18 must have a signed parental permission slip to use the Internet. Parents and children must be present to read the rules and regulations of the Internet Policy.

Wireless Access

The Hobart Public Library offers wireless internet access for those who have wireless laptops and devices. It is an open network and does not require a password. Wireless access is only available during library hours and is shut off 15 minutes prior to closing.