Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek

Hours & Information

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: Chao Huang

Holidays and Closures

  • 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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Staff Picks & News

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Summer Reading Challenge #3: Out of this World

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Summer Reading Challenge #2: Grab Your Passport

Read a book set outside the U.S. Grab your passport and checkout stories that explores new places.

Summer Reading Challenge #1: Uncharted Territory

For the first week of Summer Reading Program 2024: Read a fantasy book! Fantasy books take readers to uncharted territory.
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