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Harris County Public Library provides all the resources and services you expect from a traditional public library, as well as ones you might not expect, like maker labs with 3D printers and laser cutters, a gardening tool lending library, and our super library on wheels--the Curiosity Cruiser. If you still think of HCPL as just a place to check out books and make copies, you really owe it to yourself to get to know us better.

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About Us

The HCPL is committed to providing excellent customer service, innovative programming, and the latest in digital media technology.

  • Our Mission, Our Values
  • Our Team
  • Policies and Rules

Get to know us

Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get more involved with your library

  • Volunteer
  • Donate
  • Become a Friend of the Library

Get involved!

In the Community

From our growing fleet of mobile outreach vehicles to our participation at events like Comicpalooza and Houston Maker Faire, HCPL is busting out.

  • Curiosity Cruiser
  • Reading Express
  • GRADcafé on the Go
  • Annual Events in the Community
  • Juvenile Probation

HCPL in the Community

About Our Programs

Harris County Public Library provides high-quality, engaging programs to inspire and inform our communities,

About our Programs



People are sitting up and taking notice of the library

  • Libraries Making News
  • HCPL Blog
  • We Want to Hear from You!

HCPL in the News



Careers @ HCPL

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that prizes your excellent customer service skills and innovative thinking with competitive compensation and excellent benefits? 

Go to Careers @ HCPL to find out more

ADA Statement

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant.  Accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library by phone, or online: program accommodation request form.

For more information, visit our Adaptive Resources page.

Declaración de la ADA

Los programas y servicios cumplen con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA). Se pueden solicitar adaptaciones especiales con anticipación contactando a la Biblioteca por teléfono, o en línea: formulario de solicitud de acomodación del programa.

Para más información, visite nuestra pagina de recursos adaptivos.