HPL Learning Link Overview
The HPL Learning Link program is a partnership between the Houston Public Library and HISD. There are two main components to the program: using your student ID as a library card to check out physical materials at any HPL branch and using the HPL Learning Link app in Clever to access digital resources, including ebooks.
For a demonstration video of both the app and the website, please click here.
Please note that when prompted for your login in any HPL resource or website, use the following:
Login: First letter of last name + student ID numbers (If your normal HISD login is S1999999 and your last name is Wright, your HPL login would be W1999999.)
PIN: First 4 digits of birthdate - MMDD (If your birthday is August 31, your HPL PIN would be 0831.)
If you are ever prompted to look up your institution, click the dot next to Public Library, and search for Houston. Click the Houston Public Library in the results.
HPL App on Clever
The HPL app in Clever is the best way to check out ebooks from the Houston Public Library. When you open the app, you will see a landing page. Click on Axis 360 for the HPL ebook catalog. Don't forget to check out the other great resources while you're there!
HPL Website for Physical Materials
To check out physical materials (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.,) you will need to go directly through the HPL website, www.houstonlibrary.org. At this time, the libraries are not open for browsing, so you will put books on hold through the website, choose the branch nearest you for pickup, and you will be notified via email when your materials are ready. All locations are offering curbside pickup.