The Learning Link is a collaborative effort between HISD, the Houston Public Library, the City of Houston, and H-E-B to rise to the White House ConnectED Challenge pledging to link students to the essential resources they need for achieving success—in school, future careers, and daily life.
Through the Learning Link, HISD students will have FREE, 24/7 access to HPL’s vast assortment of books and resources at any library location, and at school and home through the HUB, HISD’s online teaching and learning platform. All HISD students are automatically enrolled in this program and can use their student ID to access library resources and services. This account does not collect any overdue fines or fees. However, students are responsible for fees on lost books.
Some of the resources students have access to include:
- More than one million books, e-books, magazines, and research materials
- Dozens of online resources for subject-based projects
- Free Wi-Fi and computer access at all 43 HPL locations
Students can access age-appropriate, HISD approved, online resources through the HUB by using the instructions below.
- Log on to www.houstonisd.org/HUB using your HISD login and password.
(Students who do not know their district log in and password can check with their teacher.)
- Click on the “Digital Resources” tab at the top of the page.
- Click on the HPL learning Link logo.
- Enter your user name and pin in the following format:
USER NAME: First initial of last name
(capitalized) + student ID number
PIN: MMDD (date of birth)
EXAMPLE: For Jane Smith with student id 123456 and birth date of 12/01/2001
User name: S123456