Huntsville Public Library
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FAQ During Closures
The library will be closed to the public until April 30, 2020 due to COVID-19. Staff will be available to answer phone calls and GABBIE enquiries from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ways to continue enjoying library resources:
Our collection of free ebooks and audiobooks are still available to patrons through Libby and OverDrive. To better assist our patrons and encourage literacy, the library will allow people who have less than $5 in fines to access this free digital resource.
Learn a new language from the comfort of your home! Access Pronunciator for free using the library’s subscription.
Due Dates & Item Renewal:
In order to promote social distancing and community safety, the library is not accepting returns at this time. Please hold on to your library materials until April 30. Items left on the ground by the book drop have the potential to be billed for damage.
Items with a due date between 3/17/20 and 4/30/20 have been extended to 5/1/20. This date change does not apply to interlibrary loan items. Patrons may call the library at 936-291-5472 or text GABBIE at 936-274-7204 if they need assistance with their library account or interlibrary loan items.
The library is not able to accept donated items at this time. While we appreciate your generosity, we ask that you wait to donate items until the library is open.
Library Card Expiration:
If your library card is set to expire between 3/17/20 and 4/30/20, we have auto-extended your card to not expire until 5/15/20. These dates will be updated pending further information about the closure.
Reserves & Requests:
Reserves for physical items will not be fulfilled until the library is open. However, patrons may request items to be purchased. A library staff member will review all requests according to library policy. Requested digital items that are approved will be added to our collection during the library’s closure. Requested physical items will be available once the library is open.
Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and movies!
Includes thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers, WorldCat (35 million library records), Science and Literature databases, on-line encyclopedias, etc.
Fold3 offers the web’s premier collection of original military records, gathering the best U.S. military records, photos and stories from the Revolutionary War to more recent conflicts.
A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.
A comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research.
Access to more than 200 million records for New England, New York, and beyond.