Check out a Roku at your library! The library has seven Roku streaming devices available for checkout, all subscribed to a different service: Apple TV, Curiosity Stream, HBO Max, Hulu/Disney+, Netflix, Paramount+, and Peacock. You can check availablility through the online catalog and place a hold. Rokus check out for 7 days and are not renewable. You must be 18 years or older and have a Hudson library card to check out a Roku.
You may now explore the holdings in the Hudson History Room online. Much of our collection has been cataloged on the CatalogIt Hub with more being added and expanded all the time. We are still in the process of organizing, but there is much to see.
Need inspiration for your next great read? Local bibliophile Susan Harsha can help you out! The link to Susan’s reviews can be found on the Reading Recommendations page of the website.
Hudson Area Public Library patrons can borrow mobile hot spots to take the internet wherever they go.
A hot spot is a portable device that provides Wi-Fi internet access to computers, phones, or tablets. Library hot spots come with unlimited data and can connect up to 10 devices at a time. So, if you want a reliable internet connection for your devices on vacation or don’t have internet at home and have a project to work on, hot spots are a great option. Our hot spots work anywhere in the U.S. where there is T-mobile coverage.
Rules for borrowing
- You must be 18 or older to check out a hot spot.
- 7-day checkout, no renewals.
- Available on a first come, first served basis.
- 1 hot spot checkout per household per month.
- The overdue fee for hot spots is 50 cents per day.
- Hot spots are deactivated if overdue.
- If lost or not returned, a $40 charge will be added to the patron’s account.
Library Cardholder Discounts From Museums and Cultural Attractions
Explore More Illinois is a program developed by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) which allows cardholders from participating RAILS libraries to reserve free passes, discount admission, and other incentives from cultural attractions in Illinois, such as museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, etc.
With your Hudson library card you can take advantage of free/discounted admission and other deals from a wide variety of Illinois museums and cultural attractions. Visit the Explore More Illinois FAQ page.
Go to Explore More Illinois reservation page to view current attractions and deals.