Free Audiobooks & Ebooks

EreaderYour HCPL library card enables you to download audiobooks and ebooks through our web site for FREE.  We have 4 sources for ebooks, the HCPL Digital Media Catalog, NetLibrary, Safari Books Online (for IT professionals), and Tumblebooks (for children).  The downloadable audiobooks are also part of the HCPL Digital Media Catalog.  For a list of compatible devices for the

Rolling Blackouts

Unfortunately, the library is not exempt from rolling blackouts.  Our electricity has been off three times so far today.  Each time it comes back on, we have to wait for our computer server to reboot (which takes a while) before we can turn the other computers back on.  We appreciate your patience during this trying time.

More Job-Hunting Help from Your Library

Job databaseHarris County Public Library has a new database to help you get a new job.  It’s called Job and Career Accelerator and it is described as “the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market.  It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search.  Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences.  In addition, users will have access to tools essential to getting hired s

Help save our library funding!

The proposed Texas budget for 2012-2013 will cut 99% of state funding for library aid programs and 93% of library resource sharing programs (i.e. interlibrary loan programs).

Come to the library and fill out one of these postcards so that your representative knows why the library is important to you!

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Books for the Heart

If you like stories that touch your heart to share with children, please browse our new display of picture books featuring stories to warm your heart.  Find some books to share, curl up with your children at home, maybe have some hot cocoa to drink, and have fun.  And remember, we can always find stories you would like through our interlibrary loan service.  Happy Reading!