Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get a library card?

Click here for policies about library card eligibility, checkout limits, and renewals. You can register for an HCMPL library card at either the Main Library in Madisonville, or at the Dawson Springs Branch.

Where can I return the items I’ve checked out?

All items can be returned at either location. During open hours, items can be returned at the circulation desk or the book drops located at either branch. When the Library is closed, items can be returned at the book drops at either branch. Book drops are also located at Sureway and Marketplace in Madisonville. Click here to see restrictions on items that can be returned in book drops.

How do I find information on library programs?

Visit our Events page to see what programs and events we have coming up!

Does the library have a meeting room?

Both the Main Branch and the Dawson Springs Branch have meeting rooms available for public, non-commercial use. Click here for information on meeting room policies.

What services does the library provide?

A full list of Library services can be found here.

Does the library provide Internet access?

Yes, the Library provides a computer lab for public use as well as free wi-fi access. Click here for information on computer and Internet use policies.