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The Central Library and the Julia Ideson Building will be closed on September 22, 2022 for a city event. Find your nearest location.

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Library Card Signup Month

It's Library Card Sign Up Month!

This September, enter to win prizes by taking a photo with your MY Link library card, tagging HPL, and posting it with the #IGotLinked.

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Join our MY Link Card Family

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 

   Access to scholarly journals & periodicals, newspapers archives, LinkedIn Learning, Brainfuse Homework Help, and world class digital archives 

   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

   Reserve free meeting rooms for small groups or book premier rental spaces for special occasions

   History Research Centers where you can find your ancestors or learn about local history


Eligibility Requirements

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.

Borrowing from more than 500 participating libraries across the state. Must be:

   City of Houston resident

   HPL MY Link cardholder of at least 6 months and in good standing

Learn more, apply by mail, or apply online!

Get Linked

Complete the below online form to get your MY Link card today. After applying, a 6-digit number will be emailed to you for immediate access to electronic resources. You can also learn more by reviewing our Library Card FAQs or apply by mail!


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