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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

The Parker Williams Branch Library first opened its doors to the Southbelt-Ellington community in 1993. Named for Dr. Parker Williams, former Director and President of the San Jacinto – South Campus. We are located within the joint Harris County Court 67 Annex.

Parker Williams has the largest Vietnamese book and DVD collections in the county. In addition to a wide variety of programming and storytimes, we offer free ESL and computer classes. Our three meeting rooms are available free for public bookings and serve the Southbelt area as a community center.

Available Equipment

  • DVD Player(s)
  • Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner
  • Overhead projector(s)
  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)
  • Photocopier(s)
  • Print Station(s)
  • Scanner(s)
  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)

Special Services

  • Citizenship Classes
  • Computer Classes
  • Spanish/Bilingual Computer Classes
  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes
  • Literacy Services for Adults
  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams
  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups


  • Children's Activity Room
  • Community Bulletin Board(s)
  • Computer Lab
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Glass Display Case(s)
  • Meeting Room(s)
  • Teen Room
  • Vending area(s)

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Parker Williams Library meets monthly. The Friends support our Library by providing volunteer help and financial assistance for programs, supplies, and other improvements. For meeting dates and more information, please call the library. Visit the Friends of the Parker Williams Library ongoing book sale. Please contact the library for more information: (832)-927-7870.


Please call (832)-927-7870 at least 7 days in advance to make a proctoring appointment. We will place the person being proctored on a library computer by the librarian monitoring the test, but we will not be able to have a dedicated staff member sit with you the entire time.

Branch Statistics

  • Opened: 1993
  • Square Footage: 20,000
  • Staff: 10
  • Parking, shared: 125 standard, 12 handicapped
  • Meeting room capacity (3): 50, 20, 20 
  • Public access computers: 43 
  • Holdings: 74,419
  • Circulation: 175,119
  • Visitors: 96,183
  • Programs presented: 1,482
  • Program attendance: 13,875
  • Reference questions:28,383

Meet the Branch Manager

Branch Manager Parker Williams Library

Hi, I'm Mike Saperstein, Branch Manager at Parker Williams Branch Library. I love to read Manga and Marvel. At Parker Williams, we enjoy hosting fun programs and interacting wit our Southbelt community. 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 832-927-7870.

Upcoming Events

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Babies 'n' Books

Babies, books, bounces and bonding!
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Parker Williams Branch Library - Parker Williams Main Meeting Room
All Ages

Project Grad

Project Grad is a partnership program that seeks to provide information regarding the higher education process for those interested in continuing their education.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Parker Williams Branch Library

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