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Wednesday, 02/01 all locations will open at 12PM due to staff training. Please browse our Digital Library for access to free e-Resources!



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On January 11, 2023, Houston City Council eliminated late fines for materials returned or renewed past their due date. Visit a library during the amnesty period Jan. 17 - Feb. 18, 2023, to have any prior fines or fees cleared from your account!


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Visit the new Alief-David M. Henington Regional Library

Opened Jan. 14th

Enjoy the view from our spacious reading area, let your imagination run wild in the state-of-the-art TECHLink makerspace, take a class, or apply for a passport at our new location in the Alief Neighborhood Center, located at 11903 Bellaire Blvd.


Our Vibrant AAPI Community: Selections from the Houston Asian American Archive

On display now through Jun. 3rd

The archival materials displayed in this exhibit represent a sampling of the richness of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) experiences in the Bayou City, offering a panoramic view.


Historical photo of a boy scout saluting

Scout's Honor: Black Boy Scouts in Houston, 1940s - 1970s

On display now through Jan. 28th

Exhibition features photographs, ephemera, and newspaper clippings from the Harrison Family Collection.


Heart Gallery Houston

On display now through Feb. 2nd

This community education and awareness initiative is a powerful, traveling photographic exhibit created to help find forever homes for children in foster care awaiting adoption. This exhibition is free and open to the public.



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Indulge in an unlimited digital magazine newsstand – anytime & anywhere! PressReader gives you access to a catalog of 7,000+ U.S. and international newspapers & magazines for endless reading. Sign in now by selecting HPL as your library then entering your HPL library card number or explore other free streaming services.

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Newspapers & Magazines 

PressReader is the best place to read more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from around the globe with no limits or expirations!


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Download the Reading App 

Loved by millions of readers worldwide, read your library books with Libby! Borrow e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and more for free!


E-books & E-Audiobooks 

Discover, read, browse, and listen to e-books and digital audiobooks. Get the app for a seamless mobile experience! 


Movies, TV shows & Music 

Digital media and streaming for audio books, e-books, movies, comics, music & TV. Up to 10 checkouts per month, videos for 72 hours, & music for 7 days.


Critically-Acclaimed Movies 

Check out up to 10 award-winning foreign films, inspiring documentaries, educational & how-to videos per month. Kanopy Kids includes the Sesame Street catalog & animated storybooks.

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Music Lovers 

Gain access to over 9.5 million songs and 15,000 music videos including the Sony Music catalog. Get up to 5 hours of streaming music per day and 5 MP3 song downloads per week.


Read Comics 

Unlimited access to digital comics, manga, and graphic novels from top creators! No holds or wait lists so starting enjoying today in browser or with the Library Pass Comics Plus app.

Access and checkout limits for the 24/7 Digital Library are free and available to valid MY Link library cardholders for use in browsers or get the apps!



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