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Participate in National Library Card Sign Up Month

Overview

The Houston Public Library (HPL) is celebrating National Library Card Sign Up Month by encouraging Houstonians to sign up for a MY Link card and post a photo on social media from September 1 thru September 30, 2022, to be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Kindle or an HPL Swag Bag.

Prizes

One winner will be selected to receive an Amazon Kindle and 20 winners will be selected to win an HPL Swag Bag. Selected winners will have their photo featured on the Houston Public Library social media pages.

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Get Linked at the Houston Public Library during Library Card Sign-up Month!

Contest Rules and Details

To be eligible to win the Amazon Kindle or an HPL Swag Bag applicants must:

  • Follow the Houston Public Library on Facebook, Twitter (@houstonlibrary) or Instagram (@houstonpubliclibrary)
  • Post a photo with their Houston Public Library MY Link card
  • Tag the Houston Public Library on Facebook, Twitter (@houstonlibrary) or Instagram (@houstonpubliclibrary)
  • Have the hashtag #IGotLinked
  • Be posted between September 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
  • Be a public post
  • Be the original work of the participant

In addition:

  • Only one entry per participant will be allowed
  • Contest is limited to in-state residents only
  • All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize are solely the responsibility of the winner.
How the Winner Will Be Selected

Entries will be collected and reviewed by the Houston Public Library Communications team. The winners will be selected at random and will be contacted to verify eligibility.

Disqualifications

Submissions must not contain any material that constitutes copyright or license infringement. Submissions must not contain material or language that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or slanderous. Houston Public Library Staff are not eligible to win the campaign contest prizes.

Disclaimer

The Houston Public Library’s National Library Card Sign Up Month Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook (Meta Platforms, Inc.), or Twitter. By entering the Houston Public Library’s National Library Card Sign Up Month Contest, a contestant releases Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter from any and all liability, loss or damages a contestant may suffer as a result of participation in the contest.

Read official contest rules or please email questions to hpl.communications@houstontx.gov.

 

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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axis360 ®

  • Download: e-books, audiobooks & comics
  • Checkout Limit: 15 items
  • Loan Period: 14 days

biblioboard ®

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  • Checkout Limit: no limit!
  • Loan Period: no expiration!

COMICSPLUS ®

  • Download: comics & graphic novels
  • Checkout Limit: no limit!
  • Loan Period: no expiration!

freegal music ®

  • Download: music & music videos
  • Checkout Limit: 5hrs of music / day & 5 mp3 song downloads / week
  • Loan Period: no expiration!

hoopla ®

  • Download: music, movies & TV
  • Checkout Limit: 8 items
  • Loan Period: 3 days video or BingePass 7 days & 7 days music

kanopy ®

  • Download: movies, documentaries & educational programs
  • Checkout Limit: 8 items / month
  • Loan Period: movies 3 days, Great Courses & Kanopy Kids 30 days

OverDrive/Libby ®

  • Download: e-books, audiobooks, comics, e-magazines, movies & TV
  • Checkout Limit: 15 items
  • Loan Period: 14 days

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  • Download: 7000+ U.S. & international newspapers & magazines
  • Checkout Limit: no limit!
  • Loan Period: no expiration!

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  • Download: audio-picturebooks, ebooks & videos
  • Checkout Limit: no limit!
  • Loan Period: no expiration!