Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Hours & Information

Closed until 10:00am today

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: Chao Huang

Holidays and Closures

  • Memorial Day
    Friday, May 24, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Memorial Day
    Saturday, May 25, 2024 - Monday, May 27, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Juneteenth
    Tuesday, June 18, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Juneteenth
    Wednesday, June 19, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Independence Day
    Wednesday, July 3, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Independence Day
    Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Labor Day
    Friday, August 30, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Labor Day
    Saturday, August 31, 2024 - Monday, September 2, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving
    Wednesday, November 27, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 28, 2024 - Sunday, December 1, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas
    Monday, December 23, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Christmas
    Tuesday, December 24, 2024 - Wednesday, December 25, 2024
    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.

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