City of Houston

Houston Public Library
Media Alert
Date: March 15, 2020
Library Closures - All Neighborhood Libraries and Special Collections

Houston Public Library temporarily suspends service to implement COVID-19 procedures.

The Houston Public Library values the health and safety of our staff and customers as a top priority. We are actively monitoring guidance from the Houston Health Department, as well as local, state and federal authorities to do our part to support the health of the entire community. 

This is a time of rapidly changing conditions regarding COVID-19, and in our efforts to help prevent the spread of this disease in our region, the Houston Public Library has suspended service at all locations until further notice. This suspension also includes all public programs and events.

Please remember that the Houston Public Library's many free online resources and digital services are always available 24/7 with your MY Link Library Card at, including e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming TV, movie and music services, online classes and tutoring, and databases.

Updated information regarding the immediate future of library services, programs, due dates, fines and late fees, and more will be communicated within the next 48 hours.

We encourage you to visit the City of Houston’s Emergency Operations Center website at or call 832.393.4220 for more information meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the number of people infected.

For more details visit:
Sunday, March 15, 2020 | Until further notice
All Neighborhood Libraries and Special Collections | 832-393-1313
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at, on Twitter @houstonlibrary, on Facebook – houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.
    Contact:     Blanca Quezada     Office: 832-393-1382  
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