Start your journey at the library

Whether you're planning a staycation or dream vacation, the Library will help you get there.

Apply for a U.S. passport at the library. Schedule your appointment today!

PLAN with travel guides, magazines, and databases.
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Our online National Geographic Magazine includes articles to explore festivals, cultures, traditions, plants and animals for destinations around the world.

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Check out Frommer's guidebooks online anytime to help you experience the destination like the locals do.

Find travel magazines to inspire from OverDrive/Libby.

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Browse and borrow from your local library’s collection of travel and destination guides.

PACK smart so that you don’t have to unpack at the airport with these guidelines and tips.
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Up your packing game With Lonely Planet's stylishly illustrated How to Pack for Any Trip.

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TSA's What Can I Bring? Guide

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Luggage regulations by airline

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Take the library's travel checklist with you!

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New York Times Interactive Packing Guide

Get unlimited access to the New York Times

PREPARE with library apps to learn phrases in a new language or find tips on taking Instagram-worthy photos.
Start the Coversation with Mango Languages

Learn common travel phrases in over 70 languages using Mango Languages.

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Check out a book to gain tips and tricks to making your vacation photos great.

RELAX or keep restless travelers busy with downloadable books, music, and movies.
Playaway Launchpad

Looking for something to entertain the kids? Playaway Launchpads are designed for children ages 5-10 with preloaded educational games.

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Read on-demand children’s books online so the kids can learn about different destinations while traveling.

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Keep kids and teens on your vacation entertained with thousands of bestselling eBooks.

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Keep the rhythm going and download your favorite music albums for free to take on your adventures.

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Take your hobbies with you! Download the latest issues of Backpacker, Popular Science, Aperture, and Bon Appétit.

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If you have a road trip on the horizon, don't leave home without downloading an audiobook for the ride.

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Browse the library’s collection and take a best seller with you on vacation.

ARMCHAIR TRAVEL provides a sensory experience and the opportunity to learn about exotic lands from the comfort of home.

Browse Bestselling Memoirs

PRESERVE MEMORIES in an album, slide show, or movie with the library’s editing tools.
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Take a class at your local branch or use one of our recording studios to access Photoshop, iPhoto, or iMovie software and organize all of the memories you just created on vacation.

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Browse and borrow from the library’s collection of photo editing, preservation, and scrapbooking books.

Did you start your journey at the library? Share your travel photos with us on Instagram. #HCPLCTravels