HPL’s MY Link Library Card links YOU to FREE services from streaming music and movies, e-books and audio books, to access to more than 130 databases and resources to build, create or learn more on countless subjects. Card benefits include:
Enjoy streaming music, e-books and audiobooks, magazines, comics, and movies available in our digital library
Books from national and international libraries through our Interlibrary Loan program
Free indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi and computer access at all locations
Laptop and tablet checkout or take home activity kits for kids
Get passport or print and scan services
History Research Centers where you can find your ancestors or learn about local history
One of the following forms of valid photo I.D. that is not expired:
If the photo I.D. does not include your address, include a separate document to validate this information
Government issued identification card
Passports from any country
Any state driver's license
Any state or city identification card
METRO identification card
Parent/Guardian must be prepared to provide one of the following:
School identification card
Child's birth certificate
Child's immunization record
When applying in-person, parent/guardian must sign applications for minors under 18. If the child is not present then parent must be prepared to provide child's current identification. For details about acceptable alternative forms of identification, you may call us at (832) 393 - 2222.
Non-residents may obtain a library card for $40 annually or $20 for 6 months. Fees can be paid online or by check or money order made out to City of Houston.
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