Services Offered at the Henry County Library
The book collection is divided into the following categories for the readers convenience:
Speed Read's are a special collection of "High Demand" materials, such as award winners, bestsellers and popular authors, held on a 3 tier cart in front of Circulation Desk. They are checked out for one week with no renewal.
Jig-saw puzzles and cake pans are available for checkout.
Video Tapes and DVD's are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis; videos can not be reserved. A maximum of four (4) videos may be checked out, for a one week period, with no renewals. The fine for overdue videos is $2.00 per day. Non-fiction videos are located in the non-fiction section; other videos and DVD's are in the Video Section.
In conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation, fishing poles and tackle boxes are available for checkout.
Book Express service is available to patrons unable to visit the library.
Interlibrary loan service (for books not owned by Henry County Library) can be requested from another library for a fee of 50 cents per book received. Microfilm newspapers can be ordered from the State Historical Society of Missouri.
New books are located on designated shelves with separate areas for adult fiction and non-fiction; large print; young adult; and juvenile fiction.
The library can proctor tests for Colleges and Universities not located here. Arrangements need to be completed ahead of time and there is a charge of $10.00 for proctoring.
A book drop is located on the north side of the Main branch building for your convenience. A drive-thru window is also available. The book drop at the Lenora Blackmore Branch is located next to the main entrance.
Faxes can be sent or received at the library. The charge is $1.00 a page for domestic faxes and $3.00 a page of internationa faxes, both incoming and outgoing. Incoming and outgoing faxeds are handled at the Circulation Desk.
Various children's programs (which includes Reading Programs and Storytimes) are offered at the library. Program rules and/or registrations are posted and announced before they begin. See the Childrens' Page for details.
The library also offers dial-a-story. These children's stories are normally changed two times each week and can be heard by dialing (660) 885-4400.
Two copy machines are located in the Main Branch at Clinton library for public use. One is in the gallery near the entrance to the Childrens' Areaa and copies either in black and white or in color; the other is in the Reference Area and copies only in black and white. The copier in the Lenora Blackmore Branch is located near the main entrance and copies in black and white or color. The fee for this service is 10 cents for black and white regular and legal size copies, 30 cents for color regular and legal size copies, and 25 cents for black and white place mat size (11" x 17") copies. Place mat size copies are available only from the copier in the Reference Area of the Clinton Branch.
The Friends of the Library Room at the Main Branch is available for use by Henry County groups.
Graphic Novels are similar to comic books, but with a lengthy and more complex story line, similar to those of novels, and bound in a more durable format using the same materials and processes as printed books. New graphic novels are located in the new Y fiction section, older graphic novels may be found in the J fiction, Y fiction and non-fiction areas of the library.
Electronic Media Resources (EMR) Room at the Main Branch has 7 desk-top computers for accessing the Internet and Word Procressing and the Lenora Blackmore Branch has 6 desk-top computers. EMR computers are available from 15 minutes after opening and will shut down 15 minutes before closing. A number of on-line databases are available on the EMR computers, including EBSCO magazine and other databases, Learning Express, Gale Discovering Collection, Gale Infotrac and Newsbank newspaper search.
Genealogical research material is available in the reference room. These include: Books, family histories, and microfilm of census records and county newspapers. Access to the Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest online Genealogical Databases is available through the computers in the EMR Room and at Windsor.
There is a microfilm/fiche reader/printer available in the EMR Room at the Main Branch in Clinton, in conjunction with numerous local newspapers on microfilm. Service fee for printing is 10 cents per copy. Scanned material can also be Emailed or sent to a USB flash drive.
LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series.
Notary Public service available at the library.