What We Do
What the Library can do for You
Library staff are here to help you find facts, books, and other information for homework, business, family and fun. We can help with your serious research project or answer simpler questions. Call us or visit us and ask!
Reserve Books & Take Requests
Get the book you want! If we have it, you can reserve it online. If the Humboldt County System doesn't have what you need, ask us to borrow it from a different library system for you. Maybe you can get it as a Zip Book - a book that comes in the mail to you! Or, suggest the purchase of a new book you think the library should have.
Calendar of Special Events
Secrets of the Online Catalog
Learn to use your account in the library catalog and discover what the catalog can do for you. Online, you can see a list of what you have checked out, check the due dates, place hold requests, keep a reading list, sign up to get email alerts when new books of interest to you arrive, find out if you have overdue fines (and how much), and more. You can do this in the library from any library catalog.
Regular Story Times
A calendar of the weekly or repeating story times at all branches. Story time is a wonderful event for young children. Listening to stories builds imagination and reasoning ability, and a better understanding of one’s own feelings and those of others. It helps develop language skills like vocabulary and listening, sparks an interest in reading, and helps kids grasp early reading skills. For children and families who come to library story time, it’s a social event too, that allows them to make friends. feel part of a group, and be ready for school and community life.
See a list of library events that happen on an ongoing basis and on a regular schedule, such as weekly story times, monthly book discussions, quarterly film series, and annual Summer Reading Programs. You will find events here, especially weekly events, that may not be included in our crowded Special Events Calendar! Each library branch page also shows its own ongoing events.
Tax Forms & Tax Help
Information about state and federal taxes, tax forms, eFiling, and taxpayer help is here. Free VITA tax preparation appointment information.
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