Fairbanks Branch Library

Closed until 11:00am tomorrow

11:00AM - 8:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 8:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

1:00PM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 5:00PM


7122 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77040
Branch Manager: Suellen Dunn

Upcoming Events

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 Fairbanks Branch Library

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The Fairbanks Library was founded in 1922 by a handful of area residents who used space at the local post office. After the post office caught fire in 1925, the community raised $ 146 for materials and a 224-square-foot "cookie box" was built without running water in Fairbanks-N. Houston Road and Hempstead Highway. That building continued to serve as the Fairbanks community library until the current building was opened in 1971. With 5,000 square feet, it was more than twenty times the size of the original. A generous legacy of the Elfreida C. Letz estate partially funded further expansion in 1990 to the current 7,247 square feet.

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Recent News & Blog Posts

Sunday Cooling Centers 1 - 7 PM

Aug 25, 2023
With record-breaking heat expected for the area over the weekend, Seven HCPL branches will be public cooling centers

StoryWalk at Bane Park

The Fairbanks community can enjoy their new active literacy program at Bane Park (9600 W. Little York Road, Houston, TX 77040)

Fairbanks Branch Library Turns 100!

From humble beginnings, Fairbanks Branch Library has become a cherished community institution looking forward to the next 100 years.
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