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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch


North Channel Library is filled with friendly staff who are always looking for ways to adapt programming and services to meet the needs of the community. We offer English Language Acquisition classes, 3D printing, computer classes in English and Spanish, story times and lots of educational and entertaining programming for all ages.


North Channel Branch Library opened in May 1994, replacing the old Channelview and Woodforest Branches.

Available Equipment

  • Blu-ray Player(s)

  • CAC Reader (Common Access Card for U.S. Military)

  • Data Projector(s)

  • Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner

  • Laptops

  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)

  • Photocopier(s)

  • Print Station(s)

  • Scanner(s)

  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)

Maker Equipment

3D Printer(s)

Special Services

  • Citizenship Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • Spanish/Bilingual Computer Classes

  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes

  • Literacy Services for Adults

  • Makerspace Orientation

  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams

  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups


  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Computer Lab

  • Family Play Area

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room(s)

  • Study Room(s)

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the North Channel library raised $200,000 toward the construction of the library. Each year they raise thousands of dollars through book sales and donations. They sponsor the Summer Reading Program, Adult and Family literacy programs, and special events, in addition to providing funds for books. Please contact the branch for more information, (832) 927-5550 or


  • By appointment only.

  • Students must schedule tests at least 7 days in advance.

  • Exams must be online only. The testing area cannot be continuously monitored.

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 1994

  • Square footage: 14,000

  • Staff: 12

  • Parking capacity: 96 standard spaces, 4 handicapped spaces

  • Meeting room capacity: 44

  • Public access computers: 65

  • Holdings: 90,167

  • Yearly circulation: 313,598

  • Yearly visitors: 165,250

  • Yearly programs presented: 799

  • Yearly program attendance: 16,241

  • Yearly reference questions: 74,567

Meet the Branch Manager

Branch Manager North Channel

Hi, I'm Tess Rawls, Branch Manager at North Channel Branch Library. My favorite book is The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. At North Channel, we enjoy serving you. There is a lot going on at the library. We hope you visit us soon. If you have questions or comments please feel free to email or call 832-927-5550.

Upcoming Events

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School-age Children

Library Learning

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North Channel Branch Library - North Channel Meeting Room
Pre-school Age Children

Preschool Pups Story Time

Join us today for Preschool Fun!
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
North Channel Branch Library

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Listen, I read a lot of romance. By a lot, I mean probably half of my reading list every year is romance. It’s super fun and easy and you always get a happy ending.

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