Mission Statement:  The Houston Public Library connects the people in our community to resources, to each other, and to our world.

Vision Statement:  The Little Library That Could

Core Values:  Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusiveness, Innovation, Intellectual Freedom,  and Service Excellence

The Houston Public Library Board has approved and regularly reviews the following official policies:

  1. Freedom to Read Statement
  2. Library Bill of Rights
  3. Collection Development Policy
  4. 2023 Appropriate Behavior Policy
  5. Library card policy
  6. Computer and Internet Use
  7. Emergency Action Plan
  8. Bomb-Threat-Procedure-Checklist (pdf)
  9. Library.of.things.policy
  10. 2023 Public Notices policy
  11. BylawsHPLBoard

Digital Millennial Copyright Act (DMCA) Notifications of Claimed Infringement should be sent to:  Donovan Lambright at SELCO, 2600 19th Street, NW, Rochester, MN 55901.  Phone:  507-288-5513  dlambright@selco.info