New Hold Pick Up Location

We want to start by saying that we miss all of our wonderful patrons, and it has been nice to see you coming into open branches picking up holds and returning books.   We are happy to announce that starting Monday, September 18th we will be temporarily stationed at the Lone Star College – North Harris Campus located at 2700 W. W. Thorne Dr. Houston, TX 77073.  The contact number is 281-618-5400.  For your convenience, you will be able to pick up holds at the 2nd floor library and return books there as well .  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lone Star College Hours:

Mon-Thurs. 7:30 am-9:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm-6 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

But What Will I Read? Survive the Temporary Closure of Libraries Like a Librarian

The countdown has begun. You battled the crowds and long lines for bottled water and batteries and then bought five cases of tortilla chips, a case of individually packaged snacking olives and a box of chocolate Twinkies because the non-perishable shelves at your grocery store were bare and you could not leave empty handed. You've filled your bathtub with water and collected all of your ice from the ice bin in plastic grocery bags - just in case. All you needed was some books from the library and you discover all the libraries have closed their buildings until the crisis is over. WHAT WILL YOU READ??

Never fear - the building is closed, but  librarians are here with a perfect solution to your very real problem. And if you act quickly, you will have plenty to do even IF you lose both power and internet service.