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African American History Research Center at the Gregory School
African American History Research Center at the Gregory School

A research library that preserves, promotes, and celebrates the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region, and the African Diaspora.

 
Alief-David M. Henington Regional Library
Alief-David M. Henington Regional Library

David M. Henington served as director of Houston Public Library for 26 years growing system from 13 to 35 branches and from 900,000 to over 4 million volumes.

 
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Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Houston Public Library
Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Houston Public Library

Renamed in 2016, the Plaza honors the incredible life and legacy of the former U.S. first lady and serves as a focal point in Houston to inspire and instill a love for reading.

BOOKLINK at One Allen Center
BOOKLINK at One Allen Center

The Houston Public Library's (HPL) new way to check out and return books - the BOOKLINK! The BOOKLINK provides a convenient way for customers to check out and return their favorite books.

Bracewell Neighborhood Library
Bracewell Neighborhood Library

Attorney J.S. Bracewell was also an educator and church leader who held positions during his lifetime as school board president, Houston Bar Association president, Harris County Tax Board member, member of the Port Commission, and 26 years on the Houston Public Library Board.

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Carnegie Neighborhood Library & Center for Learning
Carnegie Neighborhood Library & Center for Learning

In 1904, one of our first libraries was named in honor of Andrew Carnegie, a wealthy steel manufacturer. He enriched Houstonians and financed construction of 2,500+ public libraries throughout the world.

Central Library Jesse H. Jones Building
Central Library Jesse H. Jones Building

Our flagship location in Downtown Houston has been reimagined to serve Houston’s culturally diverse community by offering a rich array of new spaces and free educational, business, cultural, informational and recreational resources, programs, services and activities.

Collier Regional Library
Collier Regional Library

Named after Everett Collier who worked his way up from campus correspondent to editor of the Houston Chronicle. He held that position for more than thirteen years and continued to serve as a consultant for several more years after his retirement.

Meeting Rooms | Collier Events | Mobile Print | Passports
 
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Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus
Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus

Established in 1968, a former home of Houston businessman and statesman William Lockhart Clayton. A nation’s top genealogical research collection for tracing U.S. and immigrant origins.

Flores Neighborhood Library
Flores Neighborhood Library

Patricio F. Flores, the first Mexican-American elevated to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the U.S., he was active in programs for Houston's Hispanic community.

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library
Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library

Named in honor of Eleanor Freed Stern a longtime art critic for the Houston Post and a patron of numerous cultural institutions in Houston. A member and then president of the Friends of the Library, she later served with distinction on the Houston Public Library Board.

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Heights Neighborhood Library
Heights Neighborhood Library

Rev. Fred Huhns established Baptist Temple Library as the first in the area in 1909. Relocated to Heights High School in 1918, then the current facility was named and dedicated on March 18, 1926.

Hillendahl Neighborhood Library
Hillendahl Neighborhood Library

Hillendahl Neighborhood Library name comes from the Arnold L. Hillendahl family. They were pioneers of the Spring Branch area from its beginnings as a farming community in the 1830s.

Houston History Research Center at the Julia Ideson Building
Houston History Research Center at the Julia Ideson Building

Learn more about the history of the JIB in this virtual tour of the building, and by looking at this digital version of Lyceum to Landmark.

 
HPL Southwest Express
HPL Southwest Express

Equitable access to technology and delivering beneficial training and lifelong learning opportunities are key components in its success.

 
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Johnson Neighborhood Library
Johnson Neighborhood Library

The name for Johnson Neighborhood Library comes from educator W.L.D. Johnson, Sr. He led a drive in 1910 to raise funds for the purchase of land for Houston’s Colored Carnegie Library.

Jungman Neighborhood Library
Jungman Neighborhood Library

Jungman Neighborhood Library is named after J. Frank Jungman. He was active in the diverse businesses of cotton, oil, banking, and real estate.

 
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Kendall Neighborhood Library
Kendall Neighborhood Library

Named for Belle Sherman Kendall, the Woman’s Club member who wrote to Andrew Carnegie soliciting funds for a public library, the first location opened in 1969 before a new 28,600 sq. ft. facility opened in 2010.

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Looscan Neighborhood Library
Looscan Neighborhood Library

Looscan Neighborhood Library is named after Adele Briscoe Looscan. She is a descendant from both a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a founding resident of Harris County.

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Mancuso Neighborhood Library
Mancuso Neighborhood Library

Named in honor of Frank O. Mancuso recognizing his contributions for enhancing quality of life for the citizens of Houston.

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library
McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

Dr. Eva Alice McCrane held both doctor of business education and doctor of education degrees and completed thirty years of service in various schools in the HISD between 1945 and 1978.

McGovern-Stella Link Regional Library
McGovern-Stella Link Regional Library

McGovern-Stella Link Regional Library is named after Dr. John P. McGovern, a distinguished American and internationally noted physician.
 
 
Melcher Neighborhood Library
Melcher Neighborhood Library

Named after Lucile Yvonne Melcher, a native Houstonian and beloved philanthropist, the Melcher Neighborhood Library is located in the Pecan Park area, just west of Ingrando Park.
 
 
Moody Neighborhood Library
Moody Neighborhood Library

Moody Neighborhood Library is named after Nettie Moody. She operated the Texas Abstract Company and was an active real estate investor.

 
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Oak Forest Neighborhood Library
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library

Located in the northside of Houston, this neighborhood location is designed to be a part of the social fabric providing localized expertise, access, and resources. Libraries are free and open to the public, and always here in your moment of need!

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Parent Resource Library Children's Museum of Houston
Parent Resource Library Children's Museum of Houston

Provides parents and educators with resources found at any HPL branch—books, ebooks, DVDs, hot spots, databases, and more to be placed on hold and delivered to the Parent Resource Library for your convenience.

Park Place Regional Library
Park Place Regional Library

Located in south Houston, this neighborhood location is designed to be a part of the social fabric providing localized expertise, access, and resources. Libraries are free and open to the public, and always here in your moment of need!

Pleasantville Neighborhood Library
Pleasantville Neighborhood Library

Located in the east side of Houston, this neighborhood location is designed to be a part of the social fabric providing localized expertise, access, and resources. Libraries are free and open to the public, and always here in your moment of need!

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Ring Neighborhood Library
Ring Neighborhood Library

Located in the Spring Branch area of Houston, this neighborhood location is designed to be a part of the social fabric providing localized expertise, access, and resources.

Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library
Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library

This library is named after Judson W. Robinson, Jr. He won election to Houston City Council in 1971 and was the first African-American elected to city-wide office since Reconstruction.

 
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Scenic Woods Regional Library
Scenic Woods Regional Library

Located in northeast Houston, this regional library is designed to be a part of the social fabric providing localized expertise, access, and resources.

Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library

Named after Beulah Shepard, a community activist, who crossed many political barriers. She made herself heard about what she believed in and supported many important causes with great passion.

Smith Neighborhood Library
Smith Neighborhood Library

Dr. Lonnie E. Smith received a dental degree from Meharry Medical College practicing in Galveston before coming to Houston. He was the plaintiff in the 1944, landmark Supreme Court case Smith v. Allwright winning African-Americans the right to vote in TX primary elections.

 
Stanaker Neighborhood Library
Stanaker Neighborhood Library

Stanaker Neighborhood Library is named after civic leader Nena E. Stanaker. She served her neighborhood tirelessly for more than fifty years and was fondly known among her many friends as the "Mayor of the East End."

Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library
Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library

Stimley Neighborhood Library's name comes from Sherman E. Stimley, who was a lover of books. He contributed his time and talent to schools and children.

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TECHLink Alief
TECHLink Alief

Visit one of our makerspace locations to access machines and multimedia technologies for digital artistry, craft, music and video production are featured at TECHLink Alief.

TECHLink Dixon
TECHLink Dixon

Visit one of our makerspace locations to access machines and multimedia technologies for digital artistry, craft, music and video production are featured at TECHLink Dixon.

TECHLink Scenic Woods
TECHLink Scenic Woods

Visit one of our makerspace locations to access machines and multimedia technologies for digital artistry, craft, music and video production are featured at TECHLink Scenic Woods. Internet access PCs and curbside pickup of library materials are also available.

Tuttle Neighborhood Library
Tuttle Neighborhood Library

Named after Cliff Tuttle who began his career in banking when he was just sixteen. He was an active participant in civic and governmental work, a leader in the Denver Harbor community for forty years, and had a special interest in youth recreation.

 
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Vinson Neighborhood Library
Vinson Neighborhood Library

Named in honor of Judge William A. Vinson who came to Houston in 1915, founded the law firm now known as Vinson & Elkins L.L.P law firm, and was active on the Houston Public Library Board for more than twenty-five years.

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Walter Neighborhood Library
Walter Neighborhood Library

Named after M.E. Walter, who, during World War I, received the French Croix de Guerre for heroism. As chairman of the City Planning Commission, he spearheaded development of Greater Houston, the freeway system, and the growth of the Civic Center.

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Walker Neighborhood Library
Walker Neighborhood Library
  5505 Belrose, Houston, Texas 77035
Named after Dr. Shannon Walker, NASA astronaut who became the first native Houstonian to command the International Space Station. This new library consists of a children’s, teen, and adult area, meeting space, a conference room, and TECHLink services.
 

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Young Neighborhood Library
Young Neighborhood Library

Named after Alice McKean Young. She was active in politics all her life and also was one of the first in Texas to campaign women's right to vote. Young was appointed to the Houston Public Library Board by Mayor Oscar Holcombe and was the dean of the Board.

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