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Hancock School Public Library

Welcome to the Hancock School Public Library where we proudly serve the students and residents of the Hancock School District. Register online for a Library Card through our catalog by clicking the green "Register Now" button. Learn more about our materials and resources by visiting our Library Catalog or our News Page or navigating around the different sections of this webpage.

501 Campus Drive Hancock, MI 49930


906-487-5925 ext. 8005


Monday – Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Library Memberships

Library cards are free for residents and property owners within the School District. The School District includes the City of Hancock, Franklin Township, Hancock Township and Quincy Township. Students, staff, and faculty of the Hancock School District are also eligible for free library cards at HSPL.

Library memberships are available to individuals and households outside the School District for a fee:

  • Individual non-resident for $25/year
  • Family/Household non-resident for $40/year

Programs & Events

We currently have a weekly Storytime (Fridays at 10:30am) and a monthly Adult Book Club. Check out the calendar below for recurring and special events.

Our Story

As of November 1, 2018, the Hancock School Public Library is operated by the Portage Lake District Library (PLDL). PLDL is staffing the Hancock library and providing books and other materials, access to library databases, interlibrary loans that enable patrons to borrow books from other libraries, and programming.

The agreement does not give Hancock residents membership access to the main library in Houghton. They will  have to purchase out-of-district memberships if they wish to make full use of the PLDL in Houghton.

You can read more details about the partnership between PLDL and the Hancock School Public Library in our press release.

Digital Content

Your Hancock School Public Library card gives you access to thousands of free eBooks and Audiobooks, magazines, and more with LIBBY! All you need is the LIBBY app and your Hancock Library card number and PIN.

We also have reciprocal lending agreements with 10 other library groups, so you have access to their collections as well. Contact us to learn how to do a simple, one-time sign up for these!

We also offer HOOPLA! Download eBooks, Audiobooks and digital magazines to your computer or mobile device. Stream popular movies, documentaries and TV shows through Chromecast, AppleTV, Roku and more. They also offer music albums, comics, MasterClasses and more. 

Download the HOOPLA app and sign in with your Hancock Library card and PIN. Instantly borrow with no wait times, no holds. There are 1.2 million titles to choose from! Hancock cardholders can checkout up to 10 titles each month.


New!    The Wall Street Journal

Hancock cardholders: Access The Wall Street Journal from home or anywhere!

Simply click here to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately.

Your access will be available for the next 3 days.

After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created.

Access includes:

  • digital versions of the print editions
  • the WSJ Magazine
  • profiles, financials, and research & ratings of thousands of companies
  • U.S., Asia, Europe, India, China, and Japan editions

Note: The Wall Street Journal apps do not work for library users, but the digital version works very well with small screen devices.