Library details: Houston Public Library is a Public library.
This library is affiliated with Houston Public Library (view map) . The collection of the library contains 2,682,526 volumes. The library circulates 7,182,975 items per year. The library serves a population of 2,145,146 residents .
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Administration: The director of the library is Rhea Brown Lawson .
Organizational structure: This is a publicly funded and managed library.
Affiliations: The library is a member of the Urban Libraries Council .
See also: Directory of Public Libraries in Texas
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Symphony||2013|
|Previous Automation System||Millennium||1997|
|Previous Automation System||Carl||1993|
|Previous Automation System||DataPhase||1982|
|Previous Automation System||None|
|Previous Discovery Interface||AquaBrowser Library|
|Item ID Type||RFID|
|RFID Tag Type||HF|
|(* Older versions of SirsiDynix Symphony were called Unicorn)|
|The library participates in the shared automation system provided by the Houston Area Library Automated Network (view map)|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
Automation Survey: We are conducting a study on the automation systems used in libraries. This survey should be completed by a person familiar with your libraries use of Symphony.
Record History: This listing was created on Sep 12, 1998 and was last modified on Jan 19, 2021.
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