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Email us your question

Ask us about research, general catalog help, e-book help, obituary (we can only search for obituaries for persons who died in Harris County), document delivery, genealogy and local history questions. Please allow 48-72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.

Update your library account

Make sure we have accurate contact information or renew your library card.

Suggest a book purchase

Let us know if there is something we don't have that we should be buying.

Book an appointment 

Make a virtual appointment with one of our librarians.

Chat with a Librarian

Available 24/7! This is a nationwide service, and your chat may be answered by staff from a partnering library.


Use Twitter or Facebook 

Follow us at @houstonlibrary on Twitter or Like us on Facebook and ask your question. For a more private conversation, we recommend you send us a Direct Message. We will respond within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. 

Call HPL

Call 832-393-1313, and talk to a library staff. 
Hours: M-F, 10AM-5PM

Get a personal reading list 

Tell us what you like to read and we will send you a custom list prepared by our expert readers' advisory staff.