Library Services

Study Rooms

Quiet study rooms can accommodate up to 6 people and may be reserved up to three days in advance by calling the Main Information desk at (616) 355-3100 or the North Branch at (616) 738-4360.

Study Room Guidelines

    • Study rooms help provide a quiet space for individual or group study/meeting. 
    • Study rooms are not available for social or for-profit functions.  
    • Study rooms are available free of charge during library hours.
    • Study rooms close fifteen minutes before the library closes.  
    • There is a maximum of up to 6 people per study room. 
    • You may reserve rooms up to 3 days in advance. 
    • Study room use is scheduled in blocks of 1/2 hour for up to 2 hours per day.
    • Once your current reservation is complete you are welcome to stay until another reservation shows up or study rooms are full, and a new patron needs use the room.
    • Patrons must check in at the Information Desk before using a study room. 
    • Note: If patron does not arrive and check-in within the first fifteen minutes of the reservation, the reservation may be re-assigned or canceled.  
    • Noise should be kept to a reasonable level, as rooms are not soundproof. 
    • The library is not responsible for loss of any items left in study rooms. 
    • Unattended items will be removed.
    • Rooms must be left in a clean and orderly condition. 
    • Anyone failing to abide by the policies and guidelines governing use of the study rooms may be denied future use of the rooms. 
    • The library reserves the right to schedule these rooms for library functions and services as needed. 


Located in the Main Library’s lower level, Groundworks introduces adults to various technical and business-related topics through a variety of free 90-minute courses each month.

Groundworks computers and software, including devices to digitize slides, photos, VHS, and more, is open for walk-ins during open hours and through one-on-one appointments with staff. Visit us on Facebook to stay up-to-date. 

Seed Library

Select your seeds and learn about how to save them, grow your plants, and return a few of the seeds as donations in the fall. They can be checked out again by you (or someone new!) next season.

Donations must be submitted in an HDL donation envelope (available near the donation box at both branches) and must be ready-to-plant heirloom (non-commercial) seeds. You do not need to commit to donating seeds before checking them out of the seed library. 


Herrick is pleased to offer proctoring services per our proctoring guidelines.  Please call (616) 355-3101 or Contact Ask a Librarian to arrange for this service.


Located on the main level of the Main Library, the Genealogy Department maintains several collections of print and electronic materials useful in genealogy research and/or related to Holland's local history.

Resources include online databases, ship records, local cemetery records, family histories, Family File and Pioneer File folders, and the Holland Sentinel Microfilm Index. The Genealogy Department also offers genealogy and local history programs periodically.

The department also houses three microfilm readers that are available to the public, including a digital machine capable of emailing scans of microfilm. 

Device Chargers 

The Main Library offers three charging stations with cords to fit most Apple and Android devices. Please check that the cord is compatible with your device before plugging in. 

Tax Forms 

The Herrick District Library offers paper federal and state tax forms and instructions, while supplies last, generally late February through April. If you need other forms or it is the off-season, stop by the Information Desk to have forms printed for $0.15 per page. 

Legal Kiosks

  • Legal Kiosks are computer stations located across Ottawa County, Michigan. They provide greater access to the justice system to individuals without access to wifi or technology. At a Legal Kiosk, community members can find free civil legal service providers nearby, access legal resources, print documents and, in some cases, attend online meetings and remote court hearings in privacy. 
  • The Legal Kiosk is provided by the Ottawa County 20th Judicial Circuit Court and the Ottawa County Probate Court. Issues with the kiosk should be directed to the courts as the library does not provide legal assistance. For more information, visit the website.
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