HCPL citizenship classes are taught by trained volunteer instructors and are designed for adults who are preparing for the United States Naturalization Test. Classes generally meet once or twice a week for 10 - 16 weeks and cover all sections of the Civics (History and Government) Test including
- Principles of American Democracy
- System of Government
- Rights and Responsibilities of citizens
- U.S. history from the colonial period to the present
Instructors also provide tips for the official citizenship interview. Classes are presented in English unless otherwise noted and are free of charge; all study materials are provided by HCPL.
Please note that this course does not grant citizenship and does not cover the cost of the exam.
New: The ABCs of Citizenship
The ABCs of Citizenship is a new program HCPL is presenting in partnership with Bonding Against Adversity (BAA). The ABCs of Citizenship is an online informational workshop that will give you all the knowledge you will need to successfully apply for U.S. naturalization. Each session will be presented in English and Spanish. Find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions: Citizenship Classes
How do I register for a class?
Find your nearest branch library by clicking the Find Citizenship Classes near you link above. Contact the branch and tell them you would like to sign up.
How much does it cost?
All our citizenship classes are presented completely free of charge. We even provide all the study materials you will need to prepare for the citizenship test.
How many students are in a class?
In order to give each student the attention they deserve, space in classes is limited. They can range from 1 - 20 students.
How long do the classes last?
Classes meet for 2 hours 1 or 2 times a week. The course lasts for 12 to 16 weeks.