Harris County Public Library

Harris County Public Library is a public library system serving Harris County, Texas, United States.

The county library system is headquartered at 8080 El Rio in Houston.

Since its inception in 1921, Harris County Public Library (HCPL) has grown from a system of small book stations in homes, stores and post offices to 26 branch libraries serving a population of over 1.3 million users in unincorporated areas countywide. HCPL has a collection of over 2.5 million items and circulated close to 11 million items in fiscal year 2007. Rhoda L. Goldberg is the interim director of the library system.

HCPL operates branches in several cities which do not have library systems of their own and in unincorporated parts of Harris County. Two branches are located within the city limits of Houston, in sections that have been annexed since the branches opened. Most of Houston itself is served by the Houston Public Library.

Branches

* Aldine Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Houston address)
* Atascocita Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Humble address)
* Baldwin Boettcher Library @ Mercer Park - Unincorporated Harris County (Humble address)
* Barbara Bush Library @ Cypress Creek - Unincorporated Harris County (Spring address)
* Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library - Houston
** The branch is a joint project between HCPL and the Houston Public Library
* Crosby Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Crosby address)
* Cy-Fair College Branch Library (on the Cy-Fair College Campus) - Unincorporated Harris County (Cypress address)
**The branch is a joint project between HCPL and the Lone Star College System.
* Evelyn Meador Library - Seabrook
* Fairbanks Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Houston address)
* Galena Park Library - Galena Park
* High Meadows - Unincorporated Harris County (Houston address)
* Jacinto City Library - Jacinto City
* Katherine Tyra Library @ Bear Creek - Unincorporated Harris County (Houston address)
* Katy Library - Katy
* Kingwood Library - Houston
* La Porte Library - La Porte
* Maud Smith Marks Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Katy address)
* North Channel Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Houston address)
* Northwest Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Cypress Address)
* Octavia Fields Library - Humble
* Parker Williams Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Houston address)
* South Houston Library - South Houston
* Spring Branch Memorial Library - Hedwig Village (Houston address)
* Stratford Library - Unincorporated Harris County (Highlands address)
*Tomball College and Community Library - Tomball
**The branch is a joint project between HCPL and the Lone Star College System.
* West University Library - West University Place (Houston address)

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External links

* [http://www.hcpl.lib.tx.us/ Harris County Public Library Web site]
* [http://ihcpl2.blogspot.com/ Harris County Public Library] at Blogspot
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hcplebranch/ Harris County Public Library] at Flikr


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