Many Harris County Public Libraries are now open, with power & Internet. Anyone can come in and use a computer to apply for FEMA relief, send email, etc. People are also welcome to plug in and charge cell phones, computers and such. Our branches also have wireless Internet, so if people have a laptop, they can bring it and get Internet access. Don’t forget, we also have plenty of books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials for check out. If people just need a place with A/C to relax for awhile, we’re here for that too. Customers can also pick up free Prescription Discount Cards.
Fines will be waived from 9/11/08 on returned materials until further notice.
Our website is http://www.hcpl.net/
We have a Hurricane Relief page at http://www.hcpl.net/popups/hurricane_ike.html with links to resources people need.
In addition to updates on our website, we are providing updates on branch openings on the following services:
Facebook - http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Houston-TX/Harris-County-Public-Library/
MySpace - www.myspace.com/hcpl
Twitter - http://twitter.com/harriscountypl
Please check our website for a complete list of branches open with power & Internet and without power. This is being updated regularly on the website and on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
Four of our branches are closed right now: Cy-Fair, Fairbanks, Tomball; the Evelyn Meador branch (Seabrook) is closed indefinitely.