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Library Services

Group Study Session at a Library
Access a Computer

Access our public computers with a MY Link, Learning Link card, or a Computer Use Only account. Free for Texas residents. Each session lasts 60 minutes.

Library Meeting Room
Reserve a Room

Reserve meeting rooms with Houston Public Library, available for free to host community events that are open, educational, or cultural in nature.

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Rent Library Venues

Book Houston Public Library's historic venues or picturesque plazas for your next event, perfect for weddings, galas, meetings, and various celebrations.


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Suggest New Programs

Submit your program proposal to bring unique, engaging events to Houston Public Library, detailing essentials like format, location, and alignment with our mission.

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Suggest a Purchase

Propose new titles or materials to expand Houston Public Library's diverse collection, aiding in the enrichment and broadening of our available resources for all.

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Passport Services

Secure your passport appointment at Houston Public Library for streamlined processing, expert guidance, and peace of mind, making your travel preparations effortless.



Educational & Community Services

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Embark on your educational journey with premier resources for youth and adults, offering financial aid guidance, college application support, and free adult literacy tutoring.

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Community Engagement

Explore dynamic learning with our Community Engagement Team, offering mobile library services, digital literacy, STEM, ESL, and citizenship for diverse community groups.

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Volunteer Services

Become a volunteer at Houston Public Library, contribute to our community, and enrich visitor experiences. Roles available for everyone aged 14 and older across various programs.




TECHLink Dixon Location


Unleash your creativity at TECHLink centers with cutting-edge tools for any project. From 3D printing and laser cutting to music and video production, these hubs offer an immersive experience for learning and innovation. Free membership opens doors to workshops, equipment reservation, and a community of like-minded creators.



Historical Archives

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Photograph Reproduction

Obtain low-res copies for free or order high-quality historical photograph reproductions, aiding in archival preservation and ensuring our shared history remains vibrant for future generations.

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African American History

Discover Houston Public Library's African American History Research Center, dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage, culture, and legacy of African Americans in the community.

Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus
Family History & Genealogy

Explore the Clayton Library Campus, a premier genealogical library dedicated to preserving family histories and offering expert research assistance for your ancestry journey and exploration.

Houston History Research Center

Uncover Houston's rich history at the Julia Ideson Building's Houston History Research Center, with extensive archives and dedicated expert guidance for comprehensive research.



Media Resources

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Place Print Materials in HPL Locations

Submit a request to distribute print materials at Houston Public Library locations, ensuring alignment with our library policies.

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Media Request

Request media coverage or information about Houston Public Library events, interviews, quotes, photos, b-roll footage, and general inquiries.

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Request Photography

Non-disruptive photography and videography allowed in library meeting rooms. For professional shoots, seek approval from HPL Communications.

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Open Records/TPIA Requests

Access government information under the Texas Public Information Act. Submit requests online through the open records portal interface.



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Support and Feedback 


If you're seeking help with your Library Account, have specific research questions, or want to provide feedback on our website, you're encouraged to submit a ticket through Ask HPL for assistance. For those preferring direct communication, our dedicated team is available at 832-393-1313, ready to offer immediate support and address your inquiries.