Fairbanks Branch Library

Hours & Information

Closed until 10:00am today

Monday 
11:00AM - 8:00PM

Tuesday 
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Wednesday 
10:00AM - 8:00PM

Thursday 
10:00AM - 6:00PM

Friday 
1:00PM - 6:00PM

Saturday 
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday 
Closed

7122 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77040
Branch Manager: Melinda Brinkley

Holidays and Closures

  • Good Friday & Easter
    Thursday, March 28, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Good Friday & Easter
    Friday, March 29, 2024 - Sunday, March 31, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • 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 Fairbanks Branch Library

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History

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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