Other Services


Other Services

Computer & eResource Help

The library offers assistance with all of our digital resources (eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and magazines) and general computer help on the first and third Saturday of each month between 1 and 3 pm. Or call the Reference Desk at (831) 624-7323.

Be prepared with your:

  • Device, with login and password
  • Library card number and PIN

Copies, Printing & Internet Access

Unlimited wifi access is available at both the Main and Park Branch Libraries. 

Copy machines are available in the Reference Room at the Main Library and in the Children’s Department at the Park Branch Library.

Printing from your mobile device is available at the Main Library. 

Homebound Services

We deliver library materials to homebound people living in Carmel-by-the-Sea and the surrounding unincorporated area. Call the Outreach Librarian at (831) 624-4629 to receive books, audiobooks, DVDs and reference information.

We also offer assistance in completing application forms for the California State Library’s Braille and Talking Book Library.

Requesting Books

  • Interlibrary loan - Books and articles can be borrowed from other libraries for a $5 fee. Ask your librarian in person, or call (831) 624-7323. 
  • Recommendations for Purchase – You can request the library purchase titles by logging into your account and choosing Your Purchase Suggestions from the menu.  

Zip Books

Request books or audiobooks and have them delivered to your home! Just return the item to a library service desk when you are done reading. 

What qualifies for Zip Books service?

  • Books or audiobooks (including Playaways) that are not already owned by the Library.
  • Books must cost less than $50.00 through Amazon, or $75 for audiobooks or Playaways.
  • Books must already be published – no forthcoming books or books published in the last six months. For new books, submit a purchase suggestion instead.

 How to request Zip Books

  • You must have a current Harrison Memorial Library card in good standing.
  • Complete the Zip Books request form online or print a Zip Books request form and submit it in person at the Library. 
  • Library staff will review the request to determine eligibility. We will send an email update about your request status within 1 week.
  • If your Zip Books request is approved, you will receive a package containing your requested item and a note on the packing slip indicating ‘Zip Books’. Please keep the slip in the book until you return it to the library.
  • ​You may request up to 3 Zip Books per month.

How to return Zip Books

  • Zip Books item must be returned in-person to the Library.   Return the item to the Library service desk.
  • You may not return Zip Books in the book drop

Services for persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities who do not wish to use the stairs can enter the library to the right of the main entrance. This entrance is accessible via exterior ramps, and there is a bell outside the door for patrons who need additional assistance. A laptop computer with Zoomtext is available for patrons who are unable to access the public internet terminals in the reference room.

The ClearView Video Magnifier System in the reference room magnifies print to help people with limited vision. It magnifies anything placed under it up to 50 times its original size, and can change foreground and background colors.