Community Library (HCL) is the success story of a number of Hampton
residents who worked hard to bring a library to the community. Open
to the public in September 1990, it is supported by volunteers, as
well as by generous individual contributors and businesses. HCL is a
full-service ACLA public library, free of charge. HCL is a
participant in the Electronic Information Network for Public
Libraries in Allegheny County.
HCL offers more
than 28,000 volumes, including your choice of magazines and
newspaper publications, audio books, and DVDs.
Thanks to Hampton Township, we have a leased collection of popular
current fiction and non-fiction, including many New York Times
Any item in our
collection that is not available for immediate loan can be placed on
reserve. Items not in our collection can often be obtained for you
from other libraries. You will be notified by phone or by email when
the item is available. These items will be held for seven days.
Items checked out at HCL may be returned here, at any Carnegie
Library, or at any of the forty libraries in Allegheny County
participating in the Electronic Information Network.
The newest New
York Times bestsellers, magazines, and DVDs may be borrowed
for seven days. All other fiction, non-fiction, and audio tapes may be borrowed for 21 days and may be
renewed as long as:
- The item is not overdue
- The item has not reached
the maximum number of renewals
- There are no other
requests for the item by another borrower
- Renewals are permitted
on the specific item
- Renewing the item will
not generate a fine
- You do not owe more than
- Your library card has
You may renew
your items in person or over the phone. Alternately, If you
would like to renew your materials yourself, using the Internet,
follow these steps:
Click on Check My Account
Enter your name and library
card number. Then click on Submit.
From the next screen, you will
be able to Search the Catalog, See what you have out on your card,
See what outstanding requests you have, Update or add your email
address if you want email notification when your items are ready
for pick-up, and read the Frequently Asked Questions section about
notification when your materials are in.
To renew items you have checked
--Click on Items Currently Checked
--Scroll down to see Title, Due Date, and Call
--Click in the box to the left of any item(s) you
would like to renew
--Click on Renew All or Renew
--Scroll down again to see the new due
If the date did not
change, please note that items that are overdue, items that have a
waiting list, or items that have reached the renewal limit may not
be renewed over the Internet. In addition, if you owe more
than $10.00, you may not renew your items. Call the library
if you need assistance, or for other questions related to your
library materials (412-684-1098).
cannot be checked out.
accumulate after the due date until the item is returned. Unpaid
fines will be recorded in your account until payment is
$1.00 per day.
- Audio/Video kits:
$1.00 per day.
- All other
materials: 25 ¢ per day.
processing fee will be added to the total owed for each lost item. Fines are not charged for Hampton materials for the days when we
are closed – Sundays, Mondays, and holidays.
You may search
the collection of HCL as well as most of the public libraries in
Allegheny County at our public access terminals. Also available are
numerous on-line databases provided to all system member libraries
for your business, health or other miscellaneous searches.
There is no charge for using these terminals or accessing the
Printing is 15
cents per page, payable at the Circulation Desk. Computers are also
available to you for word processing, spreadsheets and desk-top
Volunteers are a
valued asset to the library. A number of volunteers help the library
during regular weekly hours by shelving, processing
books, or assisting with special projects. We also need volunteers to help with fundraising.
Friends of the Hampton Community
supports and promotes the library through special events and
fundraising programs. Please call the library for more
Gift and Memorial Books
A book donation
is a wonderful way to create a lasting remembrance for a special
birthday, as a thank-you, to celebrate the birth of a baby, or as a
memorial. Forms for our gift/memorial program are available at the
Circulation Desk, or click here to print the form.