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Although many Houston Public Library locations are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, they are providing invaluable electronic resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Help support this effort by becoming a Friend of the Library today.

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Equal Access For Everyone In Houston

The problem the Houston Public Library faces isn’t irrelevance. Library circulation, program attendance, and technology usage are increasing. The real problem is how library programs are keeping up with the demand. Your Houston Public Library is striving to provide equitable access to resources across the city. They bridge the technology gap, increase literacy, and connect you to lifelong learning.

The Houston Public Library Foundation is the advocate and fundraising champion of the library system. For being the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston’s library system ranks seventh in the nation on per capita expenditures. We believe that Houstonians deserve better.

Libraries are gathering places where people from different backgrounds, passions, and interests can engage with each other. They are the kinds of places where the public, private, and philanthropic partnerships work together to build a better society. You have the power to make your Houston Public Library the best in the nation.

Your Impact

Access to learning is free to all individuals through the Houston Public Library. The Houston Public Library’s vast array of service locations offer programs that enhance social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development.

Over 25,000 programs serve 400,000 Houstonians annually and present opportunities to improve our local quality of life, including self-sustainability as well as competitiveness and employability.

Library programs are free of charge to the public yet are not supported by local tax dollars. Your donation contributes to the well-being of Houston, where together, we are Houston Strong.

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