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Clayton Library:


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm

Normal Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
​Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m to 2 p.m.​


We want to connect you to our great reads!

We'll be updating this page with information, lists, and other resources that will help you find the right book.

All items in the lists below are currently in our collection, and many are also in our online collection.

Reserve your books today!


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

Need help getting our eBooks and eAudiobooks on your device? Watch this tutorial from Overdrive.

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!

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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. We will contact you as soon as a volunteer/staff member is available, typically within two to three weeks.

Enter the information for the primary Home Delivery Program user here:

*Library Card Number 
*Phone Number 
*Email address  
*The best way to contact me is:

Emergency Contact

*Emergency contact's phone number 
Emergency contact's email address. 
Is your emergency contact authorized to receive information about your library account if needed?

Acknowledgement of program eligibility:

Individuals who live in the Town of Clayton and Town of Clayton ETJ, are library cardholders in good standing, and are unable to get to the library because of age, disability, illness, and/or the coronavirus public health crisis are eligible to participate in this program.
Please check all that apply to you.