| ||Hollis Public Library provides services and materials to meet the educational, recreational, and informational needs of residents of all ages in Harmon County.|
Interlibrary loan is available for materials not available in the library collection. The author, title, and ISBN number of the book will be needed. Library staff will assist in the finding this information. Requests take approximately 2 weeks to fill and are avilable for 3 weeks.
If you have any questions about Interlibrary Loan request, please call or e-mail the Altus Public Library at (580) 688-2744 or e-mail your question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any adult who is a resident of Jackson or Harmon County may receive a library card. To obtain a library card you must be 18 years of age and present proof of residency. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign the library card giving their children permission to use the library.
Proof of Residency can be (but not limited to) any one of the following:
- utility bill
- rent receipt
- recently dated mail (not older than 1 month)
All library patrons must have their library card with them in order to check out library materials. Out-of-county cards may be issued for a fee of $10.00. This fee includes all family members and is renewable annually from date of issue.
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS!- Books for all! A very good selection in all areas.
Audio Books- Currently the library has over 100 books on cd for loan.
Books on Reserve- Do you want to read the hottest best-selling books? Put them on reserve by calling the library or come by in person.
Book Return- The library is open 30 hours weekly, but if you not able to return materials in person, a handy book return is available in front of the library.
Card Catalog- The card catalog is now on computer.
Check-Out Time for Materials- The normal check-out time for books is 28 days: audio materials 14 days; video materials 2 days.
Children's Books- Along with the many recommended books for children in this area, the library adds each year books from the Sequoyah Reading List.
Children's Programs- The library provides end-of-school programs for classes Kindergarten through 4th grade. Special programs are ghost stories and flag programs.
Digital Prairie- An electronic information service that provides online access to many full-text and bibliographic databases.
Displays- The library often has displays of local interest. Some of the latest exhibits have been quilts, doll houses, and Japanese dolls.
DVD's- The video collection includes educational videos, children's videos, and classic old movies.
Easy Books- Parents realize the importance of reading to their children and many favorite titles can be found in this section of the library.
Fax Machine- Fax machine services are available at the library. Charges to receive are a $1.00 a page and $2.00 to send.
Genealogy- The two Harmon County history books along with cemetery records of the county are available on microfilm newspaper and Heritage Quest.
Hours Open- The Library is open Tuesday from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Internet Service- The library has 4 Internet computers available for the public. Free wirless access is also provided.
Income Tax Forms- The library can supply most income tax forms.
Large Print- Large print is an ever increasing demand at the Hollis Library. The library carries a large collection of these books on all subjects.
Magazines- The library has current magazines in many areas of interest.
Microfilm- Rolls of microfilm of the Hollis News and the Gould Democrat are available for viewing at the library.
Newspapers- Available newspapers are the Hollis News, Altus Times, Daily and Sunday Oklahoman.
Paperbacks- Easy to carry for people on the go, our paperback collection is by far the largest circulating collection.
Pre-School Programs- Storytime programs are held for Headstart classes and Pre-schoolers.
Reference Materials- There is nothing a librarian likes better than a good reference question. We will search far and wide to get the answer for you. Give us a chance to help you.
Summer Reading Program- Each summer the Hollis Library in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries holds an eight-week program where the children learn through reading and activities. Fun is also important and that is why the children have produced plays, talent programs and their own medieval fair with help from many of the town's talented adults.