The HPL Express service model started as the e-library project, an assessment of better ways to offer library resources electronically and bridge the digital divide, and has developed into a completely new way of providing library service to all communities.
HPL Express is a unique library facility that is intended to be installed within existing buildings, multi-service centers, office buildings, shopping malls, airports, and more. Even better is the bottom-line: Houston Public Library should be able to open the doors to a full-size HPL Express facility and operate it for one-quarter the cost of a new traditional library, while providing complete service to the same number of customers as a traditional library.
HPL Express customers have full access to the services, data, and collections of the entire library system. While the most popular and relevant materials will be kept on-site, customers may request that materials from any Houston Public Library location be delivered to any HPL Express for pick-up or use. The Library staff is specially-trained and committed to help customers navigate HPL’s vast technology resources and collections now right at their fingertips.
HPL Express Southwest
HPL Express Discovery Green
Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location
Vinson Neighborhood Library