Library Services

Study Rooms

Due to Covid-19, some spaces are not accepting reservations and capacity and time limits may be different.

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 616.355.3101 or the North Branch at 616.738.4360.

Proctoring

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.

Groundworks

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. 

Genealogy

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 staff of Herrick's Genealogy Department also offer genealogy education classes periodically.

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

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. 

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. 

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