What’s New

HPPL is a finalist in the \

December 19, 2014

Thanks to all of you who nominated us! We need your help again! You need to vote for us once again. The top 8 towns that get the most votes will be included as stops onn Susanna Kearsley's upcoming book tour in Spring 2015.

Just go to: http://books.sourcebooks.com/adesperatefortune/ and cast your vote.

The winning locations will be announced on Feb. 18th, 2015.


Interlibrary Loan Forms are Now Online!

December 18, 2014

Good news!  You can now request Interlibrary Loan materials from the library’s website.  You just fill out a short, simple form and your request for books or articles will be processed by our Interlibrary Loan Librarians. 

Here’s the link to it:


If you haven’t used this before, Interlibrary Loan allows us to get older materials for you that the library doesn’t currently own.  The only limitations are: no new books (published within the last year), no DVDs, music CDs, or audiobooks. 

If you’re looking for something new, try using the Material Purchase Suggestions link, also on the library’s homepage:


If you have further questions, please call Research Services (883-3641) or Readers’ Services (883-3638) for help.

Newly Digitized Materials

December 15, 2014

The Heritage Research Center/High Point Museum have worked in a collaborative effort to provide new digital historical content for our patrons. 
The Tribunal Aid was an African American newspaper published in High Point from 1973-1976 by former city councilman Al Campbell.  The James Joseph Ferris books (1896 -1918) which described commerce of High Point and High Point Chamber of Commerce memorabilia. Come explore High Point’s rich and illustrious past. 

The Tribunal Aid

James Joseph Ferris/Chamber Of Commerce memorabilia


Live Homework Help

September 3, 2014

"A real, expert tutor is just a click away. With a quick algebra question, or an advanced chemistry concept, a student can be getting help online from a certified, professional tutor in minutes."


  • Supports grade levels 4 - 12 (Including Intro to College level courses).
  • Ability to share files with your tutor.
  • Tutors are carefully screened experts, and include certified teachers, college professors, undergraduates from accredited universities and professionals.
  • Spanish option available.
  • Accessible from your home computer with your library card.


Monday - Sunday from 4:00pm - 10:00pm


This service requires you to enter your library card barcode for access from home,  or access it from any public computer in the library without a library card.

Print From Any of Your Devices!

August 18, 2014

Print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected device to one of our Library printers.

Go to http://www.highpointpubliclibrary.com/print to get started.

Download detailed instructions



Suspending Holds

July 25, 2014

If you place a hold on an item that has the status available or arrived, you should not suspend it.  The system will not recognize the suspension.  we are working with the vendor to correct this error.


Library Elf

February 18, 2011

HPPL, your perfect library, has purchased a subscription for you to the enhanced services offered by "Elf", your personal e-mail library reminder service. You can link to "Elf" here and sign up to start receiving convenient e-mail reminders about your holds, and reminders when your library books, DVDs, and other items are about to become overdue! 

Sign up for Library Elf