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Update: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 1:30 PM CST
The Harris County Covid-19 Threat Level has been reduced to level 2 or ORANGE level, meaning minimize all contacts unless fully vaccinated (Significant Threat). HCPL branches are open but will limit visitors to 50% of building capacity.

Update: Friday, August 6, 2021, 10:30 AM CST
Starting Monday, August 9, 2021, Harris County Public Library will resume assessing bills for items that are overdue by 3 months or longer.  Fines continue to be suspended for all other overdue HCPL items. Book drops are open to accept returns at all our branches. 

Update: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 1:25 PM CST
Harris County Covid-19 Threat has been raised to RED or Severe Level. HCPL branches will remain open at 25% capacity.

Update: Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 8:20 AM CST
Aldine Branch Library reopens today.

Update: Monday, June 7, 2021, 4:30 PM
Lone Star College - CyFair is now open at limited capacity. No appointment necessary.

Update: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 8:00 AM CST
Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library is open at limited capacity.
Lone Star College - CyFair Branch Library is open during curbside hours, with limited capacity and services, by appointment only. Make appointment. 

Update: Friday, May 28, 2021, 1:00 PM CST
Harris County has upgraded the Covid-19 Threat Level to Yellow - Stay Vigilant 

As of November 3, 2021, the Harris County Covid-19 Threat Level has been reduced to level 2 or ORANGE level,harris county threat level meter showing threat at level 2 or Orange Level meaning Minimize all contacts unless fully vaccinated (Significant Threat). HCPL branches are open but will limit visitors to 50% of building capacity.

For Your Safety

  • Libraries will limit the number of patrons to 25% of buildings' maximum capacity starting Friday, August 6. 2021
  • Masks are required to enter all Harris County facilities. If you do not have a mask, the library will provide one free of charge.
  • Social distancing is recommended. 
  • HCPL staff will continue to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. 
  • Curbside Pick-Up is available
  • Most library programs and events will be available online. Some outdoor events will be offered at branches with appropriate spaces for programs.
  • Meeting rooms cannot be reserved at this time
  • As the threat level improves, libraries will increase capacity and available services.

Harris County Public Library is following state and county guidelines and will adjust policies accordingly as they are updated.

Library Services Offered

  • Physical collections (books, movies, etc.) are available to browse and check out
  • Printing services: in-library, and mobile are available
  • Computer access
  • Self-checkout machines
  • Curbside Holds Pick-up
  • Public Access Catalogs
  • Document scanners
  • Wi-Fi access
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Libraries offering limited Services

Galena Park Branch Library remains closed for repairs due to the Winter Storm. The Curiosity Cruiser offers a pop-up library every Wednesday at this location. 

Hours of Operation

M - Th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
F 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sa 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Baldwin Boetcher Branch Library @ Mercer Park

M - Sa: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lone Star College - CyFair Branch Library

M - Th: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

F - Sa: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

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When the libraries were closed to the public last year due to the pandemic, library staff was still hard at work trying to connect patrons to our services and re