Hillsboro Public Library
Hillsboro, Kansas 67063
The Hillsboro Public Library was begun in 1926 by members of the Mentor Study Club, a federated women's group. The purpose of the library is to make available the books, materials, and services that will meet the wide range of interests and needs represented by the public it serves. The role of the public library is to provide opportunity and encouragement for children, young people, men, and women to educate themselves continually. Membership in North Central Kansas Libraries System and Kansas Interlibrary Loan Network extends the possibilities for meeting these interests and needs beyond the capabilities of the local public library.
In 1976, the Hillsboro Public Library marked its golden anniversary by moving for the first time into headquarters specifically designed and built for library use. Anyone is welcome to use the library for reference, reading, and browsing.
Monday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The after-hours book return is located on the east side of the library. To prevent damage to video cassettes, do not return them in the book drop.
Materials and Services
Books - More than 20,000 to choose from and adding new titles all the time.
Magazines - More than 55 current subscriptions, including Wall Street Journal, Wichita Eagle, Hutchinson News, Newton Kansan, Marion County Record, Hillsboro Star-Joumal
Interlibrary Loan - If we don't own the book you want, we can borrow it for you from another library.
Rotating Books - Approximately 350 to 400 from the NCKL Book Van are exchanged every other month.
Large Print Books - For patrons with visual difficulties
Talking Books - Available free of charge on record or cassette for readers with visual problems or other handicaps. Ask the librarian about this valuable service.
Art - Choose from 26 originals and prints for home or office use ($1 for 4 weeks)
Summer Reading Program - Books, crafts and fun all summer long for pre-school and grade school aged children
Pre-School Story Hour - September through May; ask librarian for day and time.
Copy Machine - Letter or legal size is 10 cents per copy; ledger size and reductions or enlargements are 15 cents per copy.
Internet Access - Terminals and network connections in the library offer public access to the internet.
Videos - More than 300 educational and recreational adult and children's videos available for 3-day loan period to patrons age 14 and up.
Annual Book Sale - The sale, held on the third Saturday in September offers a varied selection of good used books.
Bi-Fokal Kits - Contain everything you need for an enjoyable program including slides, cassettes, memorabilia, etc. Ask librarian for more information.
Audio Cassettes - More than 200 cassettes for adults and children including language cassettes.
Materials may be checked out for 2 weeks. Current materials may be checked out overnight or for 2 to 3 days.
Fines are 5 cents per day, up to $2 maximum. Fines begin after 2 days of grace, excluding Sundays and holidays.
About Your Card
Library cards are free and are issued to persons age 6 and up. Bring your card with you each time you visit the library. If you lose your card, a $1 fee will be charged for a replacement card. Please contact the library when you change your address, name, or telephone number.
You are responsible for loss or damage to all materials borrowed on your card. Charges will include the full price of lost items plus a $1.50 handling fee per item.
Reserves and Renewals
If we own a book you want, but someone else is reading it, we will reserve the book and notify you when it is available. Materials not on reserve may be renewed in person or by phone. Videos, however, cannot be reserved or renewed.
Cathleen Fish, Library Director
Nina Forsythe, Assistant Librarian
Debi Hughbanks, Children's Librarian
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