South Houston Branch Library

Open today until 6:00pm

11:00AM - 8:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 8:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

1:00PM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 5:00PM


607 Avenue A
South Houston, TX 77587
Branch Manager: Clara Lopez

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 South Houston Branch Library

    • Adult Literacy Services
    • Citizenship Classes
    • Computer & Technology Classes
    • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams
    • Spanish/Bilingual Computer Classes



The library originally began in 1927 when Margaret Black started loaning books from the local jail. During the 1950s, the library shared facilities with the welfare office and a clinic.  In 1967, The City of South Houston acquired land and purchased a barracks building from Ellington Field and moved it to South Houston. The library was housed in this building until it moved into its current home in May 1991.  The current building was a cooperative effort of Harris County, the City of South Houston, and the Harris County Community Development Agency with funding provided through a grant from the Library Services and Construction Act. In 2012, with the assistance of a Community Development Grant, the library underwent renovations and expanded with the addition of a computer lab.

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