Welcome to HCPL's New Website

Welcome to HCPL's new website. Thanks to Grace Lillevig, Kathleen Green, Abby Buchold and Mike Ledinski for creating a dynamic site that helps the Library meet its mission to provide information and resources to enrich lives and strengthen communities through innovative services within and beyond our walls. HCPL's website is the pathway that brings the Library to you 24/7. Reserve a book or DVD, locate needed information, read a book online, or download it to your iPod or MP3. 

And of course, we also look forward to seeing you at our 25 branch libraries.


I want to say that the staff

I want to say that the staff at the Norhtwest branch are just the most wnderful help and they have a wonderful attitude towards the patronsl. Deborah Sica is a great branch librarian and a great person. I really appareciate all they do to make my obtaining books so enjoyable I enjoy helping when I can by volunteering when I can. I am sorry the budgdet cuts have taken from the librariess the helpp they would like to offer. There is always waste in government and I do not see it at the Northwest branch and I know that the County could cut spending in other areas.......

Thank you for the taking the

Thank you for the taking the time to write to me about the great customer service that Deborah Sica and the other staff members at the Northwest Branch provide. I hope that the economic situation improves soon and that funding will be restored.

Closing the branch libraries

Closing the branch libraries on Sunday is a great tragedy for the citizens of Harris County. But with less county government spending, for whatever reason, we get less services. Even so, we of Harris County are very proud of our public library system and we know the staff does the very best it can with the resources available.

Thank you for your

Thank you for your understanding of a difficult situation. Thank you also for your appreciation of the continuing efforts of the HCPL staff to serve our customers.

I can not find any addresses

I can not find any addresses or phone numbers for the libraries on the web site. Please help!

Greetings, You can find these


You can find these by clicking the Locations tab at the top of the page, or by visiting the following link: http://www.hcpl.net/location/locations

I can't find my account or

I can't find my account or renew on the homepage of your website. How soon is this going to be fixed?

Hi, thank you for your

Hi, thank you for your comments.  My account/Renew is available in the blue bar above, just below the tabs.  This is available on every page of the website.  See screenshot below.

My Account

I too want to echo want some

I too want to echo want some here have been saying. I detest this new site. The folks who designed it should be fired. What did you do to the "Classic Catalog". I cant find it. I tried clicking on "Catalog" on the top left hand corner and nothing. This new catalog is horrible. How do I get to the classic catalog if its even available still?

Thank you for your comments. 

Thank you for your comments.  We had a glitch in a theme update that took away the classic catalog in the search box. It is now fixed.