The HCPL App: HCPL On the Go

Manage all your library business from your personal mobile device. Our HCPL App is available FREE for both iOS and Android devices.


  • Self Check Out: Check out your books from the library from your phone!
  • Search: Find and browse items in our catalog, such as new items or popular fiction
  • Online Collections: Directly access our online catalogs of magazines, movies and research articles.
  • Find Events at your local branch: See location, hours and events at any HCPL branch library.
  • Ask a Librarian 24/7 directly from your phone
  • Manage your Account: Pay fines, Reserve and manage your checkouts from the convenience of our powerful app

Libby App from Overdrive

Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics & magazines all from the Libby app with your library card, iKnow card, or Instant Digital Card. Includes over 5,000 titles in languages from around the world like Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Vietnamese, and more.

For Teens! Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics & magazines all from the Libby app with your library card, iKnow card or Instant Digital Card.


For Kids! Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks& more all from the Libby app with your library card, iKnow card or Instant Digital Card.


Summer Reading and Maker Central

Beanstack for Summer Reading!  Log your reading and activities for Summer Reading Program.
Beanstack for Makers! Claim badges you earned and book appointments to use 3D Printers, Laser Cutters and all of our maker machines

Best of all, one account works for both Summer Reading and Maker!


Our video streaming service featuring quality, thoughtful entertainment, including movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. Kanopy is ad-free and can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablet and computer.

Newspapers & Magazines

The magazines you know and love, available digitally.

TIP: When logging in on the Flipster app choose "Harris Co Public Library" rather than your local branch to make sure your library card number is recognized.

Tutorials: Flipster for Desktop ComputersFlipster for Mobile Devices

What's available: Over 75 popular magazines in digital format

Get unlimited access to the world's top newspapers and magazines as soon as they're available on shelves.

How-To Guides and How-To Videos to get you started.

What's available: Over 7000 U.S. and international newspapers and magazines in digital format. 

Streaming Music

Freegal® Music offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Unlimited streaming and three downloads per week.

What's available
  • 15 million songs
  • Over 40,000 music videos.
  • Unlimited streaming
  • Three downloads per week.

Having trouble? Visit Freegal Support, opens a new window

Linkedin Learning (formerly is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Mobile-responsive for smart phones & tablets.

LinkedIn Learning offers:
  • 6,000+ online courses in 7 languages.
  • Expert instructors with real-world experience.
  • 60+ new courses added each week.

Courses cover: leadership, project management, mental wellness, sales, job hunting, cloud computing, Python, Microsoft Excel, data science, digital marketing, photography, videography, 3D and animation, CAD & more!

HCPL's Library ID is hcpl

FAQs: LinkedIn Learning

Electronic books for children in English, Spanish & French

What's available
  • Books - 1,400+ titles
  • Language Learning - 120+ items
  • Read Along - 90+ titles
  • Graphic Novels - 60+ titles
  • Spanish Materials available
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