Reading Services

We want to connect you to our great reads! Check out the resources below for curated reading lists, web resources, and more.

Reserve Your Books Today

Search our catalog for physical items including but not limited to books, DVDs, and kits, and place on to hold to pick up at the library.

Need help placing holds? Watch this tutorial from our library staff.

Interested in our ebooks and digital media? Watch this tutorial to get started with Libby or or learn more about what we offer here.


Join a Book Club

Check out the library's book clubs on our events page and stop by to participate and share your love for reading with others.


Reading Lists and Resources

Need help finding your next read? Check out the lists below.

  1. Adult Book Lists
  1. Teen Book Lists
  1. Children's Book Lists
  1. Early Literacy Book Lists
  1. Readers' Advisory Resources

Home Delivery Program

We are excited to launch a new service that will allow library staff to deliver books to the homes of patrons who are unable to get to the library because of age, disability, illness, or the coronavirus public health crisis. Read this policy to see if you qualify for our service, and fill out an application below!

Home Delivery Application

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library’s Home Delivery Program provides home delivery of library materials to patrons who live in Clayton city limits or in the Clayton ETJ; have no one available (friends and/or family members) to pick up and return library items; AND who are unable to get to a library for an extended period because of age, disability, illness, or the coronavirus public health crisis.

To enter into this program, please read our Home Delivery Program policy (linked above) and complete the following application. Once it is received, we will work to match you up with a volunteer/staff member is available, typically within two to three weeks. 

If you are interested in the home delivery program please view and complete our application