Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Open today until 6:00pm

11:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 8:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 8:00PM

1:00PM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 5:00PM


16719 Clay Road
Houston, TX 77084
Branch Manager: Amy Campbell

Holidays and Closures

  • Juneteenth
    Friday, June 16, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Juneteenth
    Saturday, June 17, 2023 - Monday, June 19, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Independence Day
    Monday, July 3, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Independence Day
    Tuesday, July 4, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Labor Day
    Friday, September 1, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Labor Day
    Saturday, September 2, 2023 - Monday, September 4, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving
    Wednesday, November 22, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Sunday, November 26, 2023
    Closed All Day

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About Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

    • English Learning (ESL) Classes
    • Maker Equipment Orientations
    • Passport Services
    • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams
    • Tours for Schools & Other Groups



Bear Creek Library opened to the public in May 1983.  It served the Bear Creek community in west Houston for 9 years before a tornado damaged the building in 1992 and forced a temporary closure.  The library was renovated and reopened the following year.  The branch was renamed the Katherine Tyra Library in 1999 to honor Katherine Tyra who served as Harris County District Clerk from 1991-1995.

In August 2017, overfill from the Addicks Reservoir during Hurricane Harvey flooded the branch with almost 10 inches of water.  The Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library was forced to close again.  After a massive restoration effort, the library reopened to the public on April 30, 2018.

Equipment (in-library use)
Friends of the Library

New at Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Recent News & Blog Posts

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Feel-good accounts from library patrons and staff for #LibraryLoversMonth
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