The partnership between Harris County Public Library (HCPL) and Lone Star College–CyFair offers the Cy-Fair community a unique blending of services that will enhance their learning opportunities. In its original design, Lone Star College-CyFair had merged the college library and its learning support services in an effort to more effectively serve the needs of the students. Entering into an agreement with HCPL presented both institutions the opportunity to take this original design to another level. HCPL and Lone Star College-CyFair staffs worked closely together to maintain the integrity of the blended services from the original design while merging the full services of the county public library.
The goal of the teams was to have both a service model and physical design model that offered the highest level of services to the general public and the students. It is important that when customers and students use the facility the services they receive meets all of their learning or information needs. The work of the design and operations planning teams has resulted in meeting this goal. Both students and customers are served by a well-trained and integrated staff that will provide quality service to meet the diverse needs of our community.
The Harris Montgomery Information Consortium (Harmonic) is a partnership that implemented a cost-effective way for Harris County Public Library (HCPL), Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS) and the Lone Star College System (Lone Star College System) to share the Horizon Integrated Library System. A significant result of this partnership is seamless access to the Lone Star College System collections for the students and community patrons at Tomball and Lone Star College–CyFair. In addition, Lone Star College System students have gained seamless access to the collections at the LSC-Tomball and LSC-CyFair Libraries.