We have more than 16,000 items in our collection, which includes the following types of materials:
The library maintains a comprehensive collection of recreational, educational and reference books for people of all ages and reading levels. The library has a fully automated catalogue for patrons to find books. The computer catalogue allows the patron to search for books based on keywords; this makes finding books faster and easier.
The library has a variety of adult and children’s magazines, which can be loaned for 7 days.
Fiction and non-fiction titles are available on spoken word CDs.
Included in our DVD collection are health and fitness, pregnancy and parenting, how-to, travel, general movies, documentaries and children’s animations.
- Large Print: for people who find regular type difficult to read, the library has a selection of fiction books for loan.
- Foreign Language: the library can order foreign language books through Interlibrary Loans.
- Local History: the library has a good selection of local history titles, old newspapers, and a comprehensive file.
Leo Rutledge Historical Collection
The library in partnership with the Hudson’s Hope Museum have begun work on establishing a collection of materials and resources on Hudson’s Hope and Peace River history. This will be a lasting legacy to the community and for all British Columbians. Leo was a long time resident of Hudson’s Hope and an avid supporter of both the library and museum. Rutledge remained involved in many conservation issues throughout the years, was a director of the Sierra Club, the Peace Valley Environmental Association, and his input into processes like the Fort St. John Land and Resource Management plan was invaluable. He was honoured with many awards, including a Governor General’s medal in 1992, BC Ministers Environmental Award in 1994, an Honorary Degree from Northern Lights College in 1996, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2002.