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Update: Thursday, March 10, 1:20 PM CDT
The Harris County Covid-19 Threat Level has been decreased to Level 3 YELLOW. HCPL branches will be open at 75% of building capacity.

As of March 10, 2022, the Harris County Covid-19 Threat Level has decreased to Level 3 YELLOW. Level three means cases of Covid-19 are at a moderate, but controlled level. HCPL branches will remain open and will limit visitors and staff to 75% of building capacity.

For Your SafetyHarris County Covid Threat Level Meter currently reading in the Yellow / Stay Vigilant Range

  • Libraries will limit the number of patrons to 75% of buildings' maximum capacity.
  • Unvaccinated patrons should social distance 
  • Curbside Pick-Up is available
  • Library programs are offered at branches but capacity is limited and social distancing is recommended.
  • Meeting rooms are available for reservation, but attendance is limited to 75% of room capacity.
  • As the threat level decreases, 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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Here at the Harris County Public Library, we truly believe that the library is for everyone, which is why we are proud to participate in the Research by Mail program. When we aren’t running programs and helping you find the information you need, HCPL librarians receive reference questions by mail from people incarcerated in Texas prisons, and we answer them just the same as we would answer reference questions from anyone who would come up to our desks here at the library.