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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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Get free access to hundreds of resources with a FREE MY LInk card today! Any Texas resident may apply for immediate access to electronic resources including e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music, and more. For borrowing physical items from one of our libraries, visit your nearest location and bring a valid photo I.D. and proof of address.
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  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

   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. Fees can be paid online any time.

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 7-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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