Library Services

In addition to offering study rooms and carrels for our patrons, we also provide cozy seating areas for patrons of all ages.

The Howard Miller Public Library is pleased to offer materials in a variety of formats, as well as services for all ages. Programming for the Youth Department includes story times, family movie nights, craft programs, summer reading clubs, and other special programs. For adults, the library offers computer classes, tech help, and adult programming classes such as soap making or essential oil seminars. Please call for more specific details.

Services Offered at the Library

  • Reference questions answered in person, by phone, or by email
  • Internet access
    • Patrons must sign in with a library card if they are a resident of Holland or Zeeland Service areas. A guest pass can be given to those individuals living outside the Holland/Zeeland service area showing a state ID.
  • Photocopying
    • Black and white:
      • $0.20 per 8 1/2 by 11 inches
      • $0.30 11 by 17 inches
    • Color:
      • $0.50 per side
  • Scanning documents to email:
    • $0.20 per page
  • Computer for Word Processing (same requirements as internet access)
    • DVD Collection including feature films, children’s titles, and non-fiction titles
    • Keyword Searchable digitized Zeeland record with printing capabilities
    • Genealogy and local history collection
  • 146 magazine titles
  • Newspapers:
    • Detroit Free Press 
    • Grand Rapids Press
    • Holland Sentinel 
    • Wall Street Journal
    • USA Today 
    • Zeeland Record
  • Access to books and materials at public, college and university across the state
  • Online Circulation System that allows users to access their patron information from home and to request items from other libraries within the Lakeland Library Cooperative
  • Electronic Resources (research databases)
  • Vertical file containing information about local businesses and local history
  • Test Proctoring
  • Flat Fee for all proctoring: $5 per appointment plus any delivery of documentation
  • 2 group study rooms and 2 tutoring rooms available 
Rules for Study Rooms:
  1. The purpose of the library's study rooms is to provide space for study and/or collaborative work. 
  2. Study Rooms are not used for social functions or "for profit" groups soliciting of selling products or services (including party home sales, or professional services.) 
  3. Study Rooms are for adults (18 years of age or older) or children being tutored by an adult with the adults present at all times. 
  4. Study Rooms are not to be used as a depository for personal items. Those who use the study room must occupy them. The library is not responsible for personal items left in the room. Items left in an unoccupied room will be considered abandoned and staff may remove them if left longer than 15 mins.
  5. Study rooms are available free of charge and are open during library hours. They close 15 mins before the library closes. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. No Reservations. 
  6. Study Rooms are 2 hours of guaranteed time. However, if there is someone waiting, you may be asked to vacate the room after your two hours. 
  7. Maximum number of persons allowed in a study room:
Study Room 1: 2 people
Study Room 2: 6 people
Study Room 3: 6 people
Study Room 4: 2 people
Computer Lab: 6 people

8.It is not permissible to write on the clear glass in the study rooms.  
For other related services, see a staff member for pricing.

The Howard Miller Library offers patrons the option of easy, user friendly self-checkout using MK-Solutions Software on a large touch screen monitor.

Updated: March 16, 2018