Policy Changes to Improve Patron Experience

At the February 12, 2018 East Central Regional Library Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved a new Borrowing and Access Policy.  The Borrowing and Access Policy is in effect and it replaces the previous Materials Borrowing Policy and Registration Policy.

In particular, there are two significant changes to previous policy, intended to improve the patron experience.  Everything else should be just rewriting or formalizing current practice.

  • An East Central Regional Library card now allows you to have up to 25 active hold requests at one time. Previously, the limit was 15 active hold requests.
  • Accounts with more than $10.00 in fees will be considered delinquent and will have their privileges suspended. Previously, library privileges were suspended at $5.00.

The approved Borrowing & Access Policy may be viewed in its entirety on the Policies and Procedures page.

New RBdigital titles!

East Central Regional Library just recently added many eAudiobook titles by popular authors in RBdigital. Many have not been published yet, but you can beat the pack by placing requests for them in RBdigital now!

You can download or stream to your computer, or listen on the go with the RBdigital app on your tablet or phone.  Check out these and many more eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines from RBdigital! 

Visit with Minnesota author Julie Klassen at Hinckley Library

If you’re into romance novels, British accents, Jane Eyre, or anything by Jane Austen, there’s a good chance you’ll become big fans of Minnesota author Julie Klassen. The public is invited to a special visit by this bestselling author at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Hinckley Public Library.

Klassen is known for her inspirational Regency romance novels. Her latest, The Ladies of Ivy Cottage, is book two of the author’s first series, Tales from Ivy Hill. She has earned several awards for titles including The Painter’s Daughter. This and many of her books can be found at branches throughout the East Central Regional Library system. Click here to get started!

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Forthcoming Fiction


These popular fiction books are on order for East Central Regional. They have not been published yet, but you can place requests for them in our catalog now!