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Interlibrary Loan is a free service, giving Hudson Area Public Library users access to materials that are not available through the MORE Consortium. Materials order on Interlibrary Loan through this library must be picked up and returned to the Hudson Area Public Library. Checkout periods are generally similar to those of our library, but ultimately the loaning library sets the return dates. Response time varies from 1 – 6 weeks , depending on the availability of the item.
You can request your own Interlibrary Loan items thru WISCAT, which is a combined catalog of Wisconsin libraries that contains seven million titles and more than 32 million holdings–books, videos etc.–from over 1,200 Wisconsin libraries. If you didn’t find it in MORE, then search WISCAT.
- Please remember to check the MORE online catalog before requesting items through WISCAT; Items available through MORE should not be requested through interlibrary loan.
- Patrons are limited to five requests per week.
General Research Resources
Driving Tests.org (Free Wisconsin DMV Practice Tests)
Resources for Youth and Students from BadgerLink
High School Resources
Other Resources for Youth & Students
Best Colleges Overview of college resources for students with disabilities.
BadgerLink Learning Resources:
Business & Entrepreneurs
Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.
BadgerLink Business Resources
Genealogy and Research
Nancy L. Hawkinson Local History Room
Books, manuscripts, maps, microfilm, newspapers, school yearbooks, phone books, church books and local cemetery indexes for the City of Hudson, the St. Croix Valley, and St. Croix County.
Digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. A BadgerLink resource.
Job Seeker A collection of free resources recommended by Wisconsin public libraries.
Health & Wellness
Manage Your Library Books
Library Elf helps you keep track of your library holds and due dates. You can keep track of one or more library accounts in one place and receive reminders and notification. Reminders are sent when you want them.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
A nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to share stories and read aloud to their children. Stop in and sign-up at the Children’s Services Desk.
SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
Computer / Internet Access
- 13 computers for public Internet access (one is in the Teen area).
- Require a MORE library card for use.
- Each individual may use the computers for 1 hour per day with an additional 1 hour when computers are available.
- Black and white printing is 10 cents per page, color is 50 cents per page.
- Microsoft Office 2013 available on all computers.
Copying and Scanning
- 2 self-service copiers available.
- Letter (8.5 x 11), legal (8.5 x 14) and ledger (11 x 17) available.
- Black and white copies are 10 cents per page and color copies (letter and legal only) are 50 cents per page.
- Scanning to a flash drive/USB flash drive is available at no charge.
- Charge is 50 cents per page for receiving and sending.
- No sending to international phone numbers.
- We will hold received faxes for 7 days. After that, they will be shredded.
- A limited number of tax forms are available January-April.
- Tax forms can be downloaded from the Internet. The cost to print is 10 cents a page.
Proctoring is available at the library.
Free WiFi is available on both floors. The network name is “public library.” No passwords are necessary since it is an open system.