Other Services

Book and DVD Rentals

Renting a book or dvd offers a faster way for users to checkout the latest DVDs and popular fiction titles and avoid waiting for reserved items. Browse the rental collection shelf on the main floor.

  • The rental fee is added to your account and must be paid at the time of checkout.
  • Rental fee for DVDs is $1.00 for a 3 day loan period. Overdue fees are $1.00 per day per dvd.
  • Rental fee for books is $2.00 for a 10 day loan period. Overdue fees are $.50 per day per book.
  • The first day of checkout counts as the first day of the loan period.
  • Rental items must be checked out at the circulation desk by staff. Return rental items to the Hudson Area Library.

The entire rental collection in the catalog can be viewed by clicking Hudson Rental Collection. Rental items are available on a first come, first serve basis and items cannot be reserved or renewed.

Book Discussion Kits

Book Discussion Kit Guidelines for Hudson owned kits:

  • Book discussion kits may be checked out for eight weeks. They may not be renewed.

  • Kits are checked out to one person. Members of the group should get their copies from the person who checked out the kit. Kits come as a set. Individual items from the kit may not be checked out.

  • The individual who checks out the kit is responsible for the return of the complete kit.

  • Overdue book discussion kits will be fined $1 per day per kit, with a maximum fine of $20 per kit.

  • All materials in each kit must be returned together; a library staff member will inventory the kit upon return.

The entire book discussion kit collection in the catalog can be viewed by clicking Book Kit Collection.


We have two self-service copiers. Letter, legal and ledger (11x17) size copies are 10 cents each and color copies (letter and legal only) are 50 cents each.

Local History Room

history roomThe History Room is staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 4 pm by Nancy Hawkinson, an Historical Society volunteer. Patrons who would like assistance in the History Room are advised to come when Nancy is there.

The room is available to patrons during regular library hours. However, it is locked when it’s not staffed.  Patrons who wish to use the room when it’s not staffed may sign-in with a valid ID at an information desk on the second floor.

Tax Forms

The Library carries tax forms during the months of January-April. The remainder of the year you may download forms from the Internet.

Computer / Internet Access

internet computersWe have 19 computers for public Internet access (one is in the Teen area).

  • The Internet computers require a MORE library card to logon and may be used 1 hour per day with an additional hour if computers are available.
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010 or 2007 is installed on all computers.
  • Black and white printing is 10 cents per page, color is 50 cents per page.


Free WiFi is available on both floors.