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To renew online, access your library account. It's linked just below the 'Search the Library' search bar at the top of the library home page, or you can find it on the library catalog at the bottom of the right menu. You'll need your library card. Sign in to see a list of all the library books you have checked out now, and how to renew them.
You can also renew a book over the phone or in person at any Library branch. Again, you'll need your library card. Books may be renewed twice and audio-visual materials may be renewed once. However, if someone else is waiting for the book or video, and has placed a hold on it, that item will not be renewed. You may renew your items by calling the library's circulation desk at 707-269-1915.
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Here are the basics: you can get a free turn on the internet, or use word processing. Prints cost ten cents a page. Fifty cents for color prints. Internet turns at the Main Library are half an hour. Most Branch Libraries have at least one computer on which you can get a longer turn. At the Main Library in Eureka, use your Humboldt County Library Card to sign directly on to internet computers, or use the reservation station to reserve a turn. If you are a visitor, ask for a Guest Pass at the Circulation Desk. If you are filling out a government form or an application form for school or employment, ask if a special computer is available for you. On the left menu of the library home page, under Library Resources, look for Public Computers & Internet -- there you'll find more details.
There are several ways.
(1) You can use control-plus. This is really easy, and works on most web pages! Hold down the control button (or, on a Mac, the command button or apple button) and press the "+" key. Each time you press the plus key you zoom in and make the library portion of the page bigger. Hitting control-minus (use the dash key, it's right next to the plus key) will make the text smaller again.
(2) Above the redwoods photo in the Humboldt County Public Library banner, you may be able to make out a tiny capital A and a modestly larger capital A. Click the bigger A to make the text bigger.
(3) You may prefer use your computer's Accessibility tools to see all or part of the page in a larger size. Since computers differ in how to get to these tools, use Google to get instructions if they aren't easy to find on your computer.
Yes, the library offers wireless internet.
When you are in the Main Library in Eureka, 'Library Public' will appear in your list of available networks. Using the library wireless is free, and at Main, no password is required.
Most of our Branch Libraries also feature wireless internet. Visit the branch web page to check. You may need to ask for a password at the desk at certain branches.
Use the Calendar. A calendar showing All Library Events is found on the Humboldt County Library home page. Visit the web page for any branch library to see just the events happening at that branch.
Subscribe to one or more library calendars. At the calendar page you have the option to sign up to use iCalendar to feed library events into your own online calendar. You may choose to get notices about events happening at one library, several, or all.
Visit the Ongoing Events Page. The many story times and events that happen regularly every week are not featured on our calendar. Instead they are on the Ongoing Events page and on individual branch pages.
Call and Ask. As always, you may telephone any library location during open hours to ask about events. You can find your branch phone number on the individual branch homepage.
Children's events at Eureka Main Library are also available each month on a paper calendar. Pick it up at the Children's Desk.
On the Humboldt County Library home page, find 'Search for eBooks' in the left menu.
Most of the Library's eBooks and eAudiobooks are not listed in our Library Catalog, but in separate lists featured on our eBooks page. There's also a link to the Kids' Reading Room for when you want to see children's eBooks and eAudiobooks only.
-Title Search - this is fast and easy If you know the title of the movie.
-Author Search - Use this search to find a full list of movies featuring a particular actor, or director (be sure to put the last name first, as in "Garbo, Greta").
- Advanced Search: If you want to find all of the films we have on a subject (fairies, for instance, or elephants) you can use the Advanced Search. Choose Subject for the top search bar and type in Fairies. Then pick DVD (or Videocassette) from the Material Type box. Return to Library Home Page
If you have a question that needs an answer, please call the Main Library Reference Desk at 707-269-1905. Librarians can answer questions about the website and any kind of information questions over the telephone.
If you have a comment or suggestion for our website, or a website problem to report, use our Library Website Comment Form. The link is below.
Use it for specific comments and suggestions about the website or to report website problems you have spotted such as broken links, errors or pages that need more information. The library website is intended to serve you. The webmaster appreciates your comments and will read them with care in hopes of improving the site for everyone. Website Comment Form