Library Policies

On this page, you will all of the policies governing the operation and use of the Harris County Public Libraries.

Author Submission Policy - For authors and publishers who wish to have a book considered for HCPL's collection.  

Circulation Policy  

Collection Policy  

Display of Materials Policy - rules for groups wanting to display flyers, pamphlets, and other materials at the library, or to collect signatures for petitions on the library grounds.  

Computer, Laptop, and WiFi Use Policies   

Deselection Policy - The guidelines and procedures for requesting materials be reevaluated and/or removed from the collection  

Gift & Donation Policy   

Daycare, School, or Other Group Program Attendance Policy -  If your daycare, school, or other group is planning to attend a program at an HCPL branch library, please read this first.  

Internet Use Policy   

Maker Machine Use Policy  

Meeting & Study Room Policy  

Problem Behavior Policy  

Proctoring Guidelines   

Purchasing Policy

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements   

Sustainability Policy

Taking Photos in the Library           


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