The Hackley Public Library is dedicated to 1) promoting knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, 2) combating ignorance, intolerance, and indifference, 3) promoting the free exchange of ideas, and 4) conserving our national and local cultural heritage.

The mission of the Hackley Public Library is to inform, inspire, and delight our diverse community by providing information, knowledge, literature, new technologies, and traditional and innovative programs. 


We have a 'book drop box' at HPL for better convenience! Where is it located? Our book drop is located outside in the alley between HPL and St. Paul's church. When driving through the alley, you'll notice the book drop box is positioned to the left of the driver's side, beside the church.


There are books and a lot more at Hackley Public Library, including:

  • Research Help
  • Reader's Advisory, in person or online
  • Telephone Help Line: 231-722-8011
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  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Hold Service
  • Internet Access (16 public access computers on the main floor, 4 in the Children's Department, wifi throughout the building)
  • Computers and Printers
  • Copiers
  • Fax Service
  • Federal Tax Forms, Michigan Tax Forms
  • Muskegon Organizations List
  • Genealogy Department
  • Literacy Tutoring Meeting Place
  • Tours
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Large Print Books
  • Program space for Clubs and Groups
  • Community Arts Calendar
  • Children's Programs
  • Story Times
  • Basic Computer Classes for Adults
  • Author Visits and Adult Programs
  • Downloadable ebooks and eaudio books
  • DVDS-CDs--Videotapes
  • Free High-speed Wireless
  • Home Access to Subscription Databases

Short History

The Library opened in 1890. The building, listed on the Michigan Register of Historic Places, was a gift from lumber baron Charles Hackley to the City of Muskegon Public Schools.



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316 W Webster Ave. -- Muskegon, MI, 49440 --  231-722-8000

Circulation Ext: 8000, Reference Ext: 8011, Tech Ext: 8012, Youth Services Ext: 8014, Local History Ext: 8016