Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Closed until 11:00am tomorrow

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
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Holidays and Closures

  • Thanksgiving
    Wednesday, November 22, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 23, 2023 - Sunday, November 26, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas
    Friday, December 22, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Christmas
    Saturday, December 23, 2023 - Tuesday, December 26, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • New Years
    Friday, December 29, 2023
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • New Years
    Saturday, December 30, 2023 - Monday, January 1, 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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