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Language & Citizenship

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Language & Citizenship
Specially designed classes, resources, and programs tailored to Houston's international community. We have a dedicated International Services team to help you with language learning, advance your career or education, and meet neighbors right at your local library.

English Learning Program

Living English is HPL's FREE English learning program to help you live, work, and play here in Houston. Enroll in online classes and watch videos on demand!

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eBooks & More
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Lifelong Learners 

LIVE one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center, and online resources to help you achieve your learning and career goals.


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Learn a New Language 

Have real conversations in a new language! With over 70 world languages to explore, courses are expertly designed for a diverse range of learning needs.

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Online Test Prep Tool 

Improve your core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, join the military, or obtain occupational certification.


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Pass the Citizenship Test 

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a long process, learn and practice for the U.S. Citizenship test with tutorials, online tutors, and 10 practice tests designed to help you pass.

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Start a Business or Nonprofit 

Step-by-step guidance on planning, starting, and running a small business or nonprofit. Long-term planning tips for new entrepreneurs and experienced owners.

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Knowledge is Power 

Hundreds of self-paced online courses, from management and technology to law, alternative medicine, and more. Continuing Education credits are available.

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Language Lab 

Connect with a tutor for help with a foreign language class. Get games, quizzes, flashcards, and spoken pronunciations for learning a new language.

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!



Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion


Celebrate our rich and diverse community at HPL's The Living Room program. Learn from one another through cultural performances, special guests, family activities, and more.


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Listen to international vibes and other playlists. Sort by what's trending, new arrivals, or artists. Audiobooks and music videos are also available.

Watch Movies

Thousands of critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. Simply enter your MY Link library card.

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