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Visits & Tours

Take a Virtual Tour

From the comfort of your own home, take a virtual peek inside a few of our re-imagined spaces. Our forward-leaning library model is derived from the One Houston, One Library Transformation Plan, to provide citizens with the most up-to-date technology, access to skilled training and an emphasis on users creatively engaging with the technology. The vision of the library's One Houston, One Library Plan is made possible the City of Houston's Capital Improvement Plan.

The African American Library at Gregory School 360° Tour

The African American Library at the Gregory School is one of the leading cultural institutions in Texas, devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American history and experience in Houston, the neighboring regions and the African Diaspora.


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Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza 360° Tour

Beautifully transformed so you can enjoy a great book, programming, and events outdoors. This versatile space features a water wall, an adult reading area, a children’s reading room with shade structures and fans, a performance stage, a jumbo screen, and comfortable furnishings.


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Flores 360° Tour

Revitalization of this neighborhood library is thanks to the generous $800,000 donation by UAE. Featuring an expanded children’s area with a technology lab and access to a children’s patio learning space; a teen area with upgraded technology; an adult area with new computers, seating; a new computer lab; and updated meeting room.


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McCrane-Kashmere Gardens 360° Tour

Significant transformation now features updated finishes, furniture, and community areas for children, teens, adults, computer zones, and a room for meetings and trainings. Expanded access to technology equipment and enhanced resources are available.


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TECHLink Dixon 360° Tour

TECHLink Dixon powered by Aramco comes from our $1.6 million donation to fully fund this library's concept. Designed with interactive technology to enhance learning featuring music and video production studios, digital animation, graphic design, photo editing, and multimedia presentation capabilities.


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