Hackley Library Mon - Tues 9:00a - 7:00p | Wed - Sat 9:00a - 5:00p
Sun / Closed
Torrent House Tue - Sat 10:00a - 5:00p
Sun - Mon / Closed
Hackley Library Mon - Tues 9:00a - 7:00p | Wed - Sat 9:00a - 5:00p
Sun / Closed
Torrent House Tue - Sat 10:00a - 5:00p
Sun - Mon / Closed

About the Library

About Hackley Public Library

HPL opened in 1890 as a library. 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.

The mission of Hackley Public Library is to provide programs and services to unify the community, promote creativity, and encourage lifelong learning while preserving our storied past to prepare for an ever-changing future.


Customers First:
Our Library exists to provide service to the community we serve. We make every decision and measure every outcome based on how well it has accomplished its needs.

Programming and Services:
We acknowledge that the needs and wants of the members of the community we serve are ever-changing and evolving.   We are committed to providing equal, free, vibrant, innovative library services and resources.

Positive Work Culture:
We want to work in a supportive, collaborative environment that values all employees’ thoughts and ideas.  We acknowledge that positivity helps with problem-solving and that negativity causes stress and makes solving problems harder. We are committed to maintaining an organization with a culture that encourages us to be our best selves.

Mission Driven:
We understand that our community will benefit from enjoying and valuing reading and lifelong learning.  We are committed to providing a library environment that promotes reading and learning to a broad interest and understanding of library services level.

The Hackley Public Library has a long and storied history of serving the community.  We are committed to sharing and maintaining the traditional values that have made us great.

Diverse Community:
We embrace cross-cultural diversity and strive to be anti-racist while embracing cultural differences and remaining open to new experiences.  We are committed to building respect, dignity, fairness, caring, equality, and self-esteem while establishing equity for the people who contact our organization.

The Hackley Public Library is dedicated to:

  • promoting knowledge, understanding, and wisdom,
  • combating ignorance, intolerance, and indifference,
  • promoting the free exchange of ideas, and
  • conserving our national and local cultural heritage.

What do we offer?

Diverse collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, magazines, and more.

Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines and more through Libby, Hoopla, and RBDigtial.

Access to libraries across Michigan.

Online resources and databases through the Library of Michigan and MeL.

Free computer access and Wi-Fi.

Printing services.

Assistance with local history and genealogy research.

Free programs for all ages including music, crafts, lectures & presentations, computer classes, and more!

Need to renew or get a library card? Apply for a temporary library card.

You’ve got questions? We’ll help you find answers.

Our reference librarians offer excellent help in answering any questions you may have. Contact them at [email protected] or call directly at 231-722-8000.