Harris County Public Library launches digital library card program

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The Harris County Public Library announced in a Sept. 12 news release it launched an OverDrive Instant Digital Card program in mid-September. The program will allow county residents to instantly sign up for a digital library card through any smartphone or computer.

With the digital card, residents within HCPL’s service area can borrow e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines using only their cell phone number. Patrons must still visit an HCPL branch library to receive a full library card to use for access to physical reading materials.

The Katy area is home to two HCPL branches. The Katy Branch Library is located at 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. The Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is located at 1815 Westgreen Blvd., Katy, 832-927-7860. https://hcpl.overdrive.com
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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