Houston, TX—Harris County Public Library (HCPL) has launched a new website for current library users, as well as Harris County residents who might be less familiar with the wide range of materials and services the library offers. The new website was designed and developed to heighten the library’s online presence and to give patrons easier access to essential information and features with a friendlier user experience for patrons of all reading and technological levels.
The new site offers a new powerful, comprehensive search tool that allows users to find items in Harris County Public Library’s catalog, library events, research resources and website content with a single click. The new visual book river showcases book covers and encourages visitors to explore HCPL’s growing digital media collection of ebooks, audiobooks, streaming video and digital magazines, as well as traditional print materials. The new website’s optimized events module allows patrons to more easily view, and register for, events at their local HCPL branch library.
The new website has a colorful and clean design with improved functionality that is mobile responsive to better serve the ever-increasing number of patrons who want to access library services on the go via smartphone or tablet.
HCPL sees the user-friendliness of the new website as a big step in its mission to provide Harris County residents information and resources that enrich their lives and strengthen their communities. “We really took the time and listened to feedback from our patrons to develop this site with their needs in mind. The bottom line is that our patrons wanted a modern website that made it easier to find what they are looking for” said Chris Martinez, Information Technology Division Director. “The new HCPL.NET will better serve our patrons through a friendly interface that will also give website visitors a better peek at the great variety of materials available and all the wonderful activities happening at our libraries.”
HCPL’s new website will launch August 28th. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and discover new pathways to knowledge at http://www.hcpl.net