If You Work or Play Downtown, New Partnership with Law Library Makes Picking Up Your Holds A Breeze

Harris County Law Library interiorIf you work downtown, you now have a convenient new location to pick up your HCPL holds. On February 18, Harris County Public Library and the Harris County Law Library launched a new partnership; so now, in addition to providing access to up-to-date legal information and research facilities, the Law Library will offer HCPL customers the option to pick up the books, DVDs and CDs they request from HCPL’s online catalog at its convenient Congress Street location.

It's simple. When you make a request on HCPL's online catalog at www.hcpl.net from your home computer or mobile device, just select the County Law Library as your pickup location. When the materials are ready, you will receive email notification, and will have one week to pick them up.

The Law Library will also house a small selection of popular fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages available for checkout with an HCPL library card. If you do not currently have a Harris County Public Library card, complete and print the library card registration form, available in English and Spanish, and bring proof of your Harris County mailing address to any of HCPL’s 26 branches, the County Law Library or The HAM - Texas Medical Center Library.

The Harris County Law Library is located at 1019 Congress, 1st floor, in downtown Houston, and is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

There is metered parking as well as hourly and daily rate parking lots nearby. The parking garage at 1019 Congress is for contract parking only and should not be used by library customers.


That is so coolbecause I work

That is so coolbecause I work downtown.Thank You HCPL

Great! The response has been

Great! The response has been very positive and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

I am frequently downtown and

I am frequently downtown and this is great!

Super Idea!! mn

Super Idea!! mn



Yes! We are excited about the

Yes! We are excited about the partnership too. For people who frequent the Medical Center, we have a similar partnership with the TMC Library: http://www.hcpl.net/location/tmc-library