We have 38 computers available for public use, each providing Internet access and other software applications, such as word processing, desktop publishing, and resume writing software. We also provide a scanner and printer for public use. Free Wi-Fi service is available for your personal device.
Please review the HCPL Fine/Fee Schedule, for the cost of services.
Finding a book for your next book club series just got a whole lot easier! Check out a Book Kit from the Henderson County Public Library, and be prepared to have an excellent meeting. Book Kits contain 10 copies of the book and a discussion guide to give you material to spark conversation. Our collection of book kits is small, but growing and we guarantee that we have something that your group will love.
You can see the list of book kits that the library has and their current circulation status by using our catalog. You can also check availability by calling the Henderson County Public Library at 270.826.3712. Be prepared to give the staff member your library card number so that we can hold the kit that you want. You will be notified when the kit is ready for pick-up.
If the kit is available for checkout, simply let the staff member at the circulation desk know that you would like to check it out. If the kit that you want is not available, we can help you to select another kit, or place you on hold for the kit that you want and notify you when it is available. Kits check out for six weeks and may not be renewed.
Make sure to check the box to ensure that all 10 books and the discussion guide folder are accounted for before you bring the kit back to the library. The kit contains a list where you can record which book copy was given to what member of your club. You may want to collect the items from your book club members early to make sure that all items are returned by the due date. The person who checks the kit out will be responsible for any damaged or missing items and any overdue fines.
The Library strives to provide quick and easy access to all information and materials that patrons request. In some cases, a book may be out of print and can no longer be purchased, or someone may need a copy of a journal article from a specialized or obscure source. In these cases, patrons may request that the Library try to borrow the material through Interlibrary Loan from other libraries around the country. If you feel that you need Interlibrary Loan services, please call the Library and ask to speak to the Interlibrary Loan librarian, email the Interlibrary Loan librarian, or fill out and print an ILL request form.
Groups may request a formal tour of the library. Tours will include stops at all public areas of the library as well as the history of the library and the original library building. This is especially popular for school groups, visitors to Henderson, and local organizations. Advance reservations are required. Please call the library if you would like to schedule a tour or submit an online request.
The meeting rooms and learning lab are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Library events and programs will be given priority over outside events and meetings. Groups agree to follow the Meeting Room and Facilities Use Policy. A meeting room request must be completed to reserve either of these spaces.
The Pittsburg Tank and Tower Event Suite features three meeting rooms that can be opened to a larger room for big events. This space offers a beautiful view of the Ohio River from every room and access to the Sitex Roof Deck for even more room for attendees to mingle. Each room can be set up auditorium-style or with round tables that seat 8. A catering kitchen with amenities makes it easy to have your meeting or event catered.
The entire Event Suite can accommodate up to 140 people auditorium-style and 136 people at tables.
Meeting Room A comfortably seats 36 people auditorium-style and 40 at tables. Meeting Room A features a built-in screen and a built-in counter area for serving food and drinks.
Meeting Room B comfortably seats 65 people auditorium-style or 48 at tables.
Meeting Room C comfortably seats 35 people auditorium-style or 40 at tables. Meeting Room C is adjacent to the catering kitchen.
Groups and individuals using the facilities for civic, cultural, informational, or educational purposes must make their meetings free and open to the public.
Groups and individuals wishing to use the Pittsburg Tank and Tower Event Suite for purposes other than civic, cultural, informational, or educational purposes will be assessed a $250 rental fee.
The Community Learning Lab features 15 computers that groups or individuals can reserve for educational seminars, event registration, or other group technology needs. In addition, this room features a built-in screen, and a projector is available upon request.
Free notary public service is available most hours the Library is open. The purpose of a Notary Public is to act as an impartial witness as he or she certifies signatures. All signers must be present and provide photo identification. Documents must be signed in the presence of the Notary. A Notary cannot give advice or instruction regarding documents to be notarized and will not be involved in any transaction that the Notary believes to be false, deceptive or fraudulent.
During tax season (January 1 - April 15), the Library provides free federal tax forms to the public until supplies run out and not all forms are available. Patrons may also print tax forms from the following web sites: for federal tax forms, https://www.irs.gov; for Kentucky tax forms, https://revenue.ky.gov/Get-Help/Pages/Forms.aspx. The Kentucky Department of Revenue no longer provides free tax forms to libraries. Patrons must download the forms or call 502-564-3658 for mailed forms.
If you are a teacher or educator, you are encouraged to take advantage of our many free services, including a wealth of homework and educational tools on our website.
We are able to collect up to 30 books and 7 DVDs or videos hand-picked by our own staff on a particular theme or themes for use in your classroom. For best service, please give 3 weeks advance notice.
If we do not own the item that you need to enhance your curriculum or fulfill the educational standards for your classroom, we will try to purchase the item. Please allow at least a 4-week notice for specific requests. This allows us time to find an alternate source if the item is no longer available for purchase. We may be able to borrow the item from another library. Submit a request online.
Class visits may include a storytime, tour of the library, and time for checkout. We would be happy to tailor a visit to suit your specific needs. Please schedule class visits at least 3 weeks in advance. Submit a request for a class visit.
Test proctoring is offered to students at no charge. Appointments must be made in advance and students are responsible for arranging exams with their instructor or institution. For details please review our policy on proctoring exams.