African American History Research Center at the Gregory School
1300 Victor St. Houston, TX 77019 | 832-393-1440
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 11903 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072 | 832-393-1820
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. Honored by the Texas Library Association as Librarian of the Year in 1976 and Distinguished Service to Libraries in 1993.
Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Houston Public Library 500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77002 | 832-393-1313
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 500 Dallas St. Houston, TX 77002 | 832-393-1313
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.
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Bracewell Neighborhood Library 9002 Kingspoint Rd. Houston, TX 77075 | 832-393-2580
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.
Carnegie Neighborhood Library & Center for Learning 1050 Quitman St. Houston, TX 77009 | 832-393-1720
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 500 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77002 | 832-393-1313
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 6200 Pinemont Dr. Houston, TX 77092 | 832-393-1740
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.
Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus 5300 Caroline St. Houston, TX 77004 | 832-393-2600
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 110 North Milby St. Houston, TX 77003 | 832-393-1780
The Most Reverend Patricio F. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio, served as a priest in the Houston-Galveston Diocese during 1950s - 1960s. 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 4100 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006 | 832-393-1800
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.
Heights Neighborhood Library 1302 Heights Blvd. Houston, TX 77008 | 832-393-1810
Rev. Fred Huhns established Baptist Temple Library as the first in the area in 1909. Relocated to Heights High School in 1918, then the Trustees and the Heights Committee purchased land for $7,500 for the current facility that was named and dedicated on March 18, 1926.
Hillendahl Neighborhood Library 2436 Gessner Rd. Houston, TX 77080 | 832-393-1940
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
550 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77002 | 832-393-1662
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 6400 High Star Dr. Houston, TX 77074 | 832-393-2660
A unique service model that utilizes technology to meet the growing demands for digital resources. Equitable access to technology and delivering beneficial training and lifelong learning opportunities are key components in its success.
Johnson Neighborhood Library 3517 Reed Rd. Houston, TX 77051 | 832-393-2550
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 5830 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77057 | 832-393-1860
Jungman Neighborhood Library is named after J. Frank Jungman. He was active in the diverse businesses of cotton, oil, banking, and real estate.
Kendall Neighborhood Library 609 N Eldridge Pkwy. Houston, TX 77079 | 832-393-1880
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. Floodwater damage caused by Hurricane Harvey led to renovations completed in 2022.
Looscan Neighborhood Library 2510 Willowick Rd. Houston, TX 77027 | 832-393-1900
Looscan Neighborhood Library is named after Adele Briscoe Looscan. She is a descent from both a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a founding resident of Harris County.
Mancuso Neighborhood Library 6767 Bellfort Ave. Houston, TX 77087 | 832-393-1920
Named in honor of Frank O. Mancuso recognizing his contributions for enhancing quality of life for the citizens of Houston. He enjoyed a substantial career in professional baseball before entering politics.
McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library 5411 Pardee St. Houston, TX 77026 | 832-393-2450
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 Neighborhood Library 7405 Stella Link Rd. Houston, TX 77025 | 832-393-2630
McGovern-Stella Link Neighborhood Library is named after Dr. John P. McGovern, a distinguished American and internationally noted physician. He made contributions to the fields of science and medicine.
Melcher Neighborhood Library 7200 Keller St. Houston, TX 77012 | 832-393-2480
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 9525 Irvington Blvd. Houston, TX 77022 | 832-393-1950
Moody Neighborhood Library is named after Nettie Moody. She operated the Texas Abstract Company and was an active real estate investor. In 1946 she was named Houston's Businesswoman of the Year.
Morris Frank Express 10103 Fondren Rd. Houston, TX 77096 | 832-393-2410
HPL Express locations are unique service model that utilizes technology to meet the growing demands for digital resources.
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library 1349 West 43rd St. Houston, TX 77018 | 832-393-1960
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!
Parent Resource Library Children's Museum of Houston 1500 Binz St. Houston, TX 77004 | 832-393-7292
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 8145 Park Place Blvd. Houston, TX 77017 | 832-393-1970
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 1520 Gellhorn Dr. Houston, TX 77029 | 832-393-2330
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!
Ring Neighborhood Library 8835 Long Point Rd. Houston, TX 77055 | 832-393-2000
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. Libraries are free and open to the public, and always here in your moment of need!
Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library 3223 Wilcrest Dr. Houston, TX 77042 | 832-393-2011
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.
Scenic Woods Regional Library 10677 Homestead Rd. Houston, TX 77016 | 832-393-2030
Located in northeast Houston, this regional library 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!
Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library 8501 West Montgomery Rd. Houston, TX 77088 | 832-393-1700
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
3624 Scott St. Houston, TX 77004 | 832-393-2050
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 611 S Sgt Macario Garcia St. Houston, TX 77011 | 832-393-2080
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 7007 West Fuqua St. Houston, TX 77489 | 832-393-2370
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.
TECHLink Alief 11903 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072 | 832-393-2290
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 8002 Hirsch Rd. Houston, TX 77016 | 832-393-1760
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. Internet access PCs and curbside pickup of library materials are also available.
TECHLink Scenic Woods 10677 Homestead Rd. Houston, TX 77016 | 832-393-2407
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 702 Kress St. Houston, TX 77020 | 832-393-2100
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.
Vinson Neighborhood Library 3810 West Fuqua St. Houston, TX 77045 | 832-393-2120
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.
Walter Neighborhood Library 7660 Clarewood Dr. Houston, TX 77036 | 832-393-2500
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 speared development of Greater Houston, the freeway system, and the growth of the Civic Center.
Young Neighborhood Library
5107 Griggs Rd. Houston, TX 77021 | 832-393-2140
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.