The Clear Lake City-County Freeman Library is located at the intersection of Diana Ln. and Ramada Dr. From I-45S take the Bay Area Blvd. exit. Stay on the feeder road and go under the overpass. Turn right at the sign that reads “University of Houston – Clear Lake – East Bay Area Blvd.” This will loop back and take you up onto the overpass. Continue on Bay Area Blvd. past intersections at Highway 3 and El Camino Real. Turn left onto Diana Lane. The library is on the left. (Key Map #618P)
The Freeman Branch Library first opened on November 1, 1964 and moved to the Harris County multipurpose annex in Clear Lake on July 13, 1976. A new joint facility between Harris County and the City of Houston opened on June 8, 2004, was renamed the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library, and is approximately 42,000 square feet. The Freeman Library has been serving the Clear Lake area for approximately 50 years. The Freeman Branch was named in honor of Captain Theodore C. Freeman, the first astronaut to lose his life in the U. S. space program.
With strong support from area families and the business community, the Friends of the Freeman Library raise over $80,000 each year to purchase books, fund special children's programs, and upgrade library equipment and furnishings. Fundraising efforts, which include a bookstore in the library open most hours the library is open, an annual membership drive, and the "Books Alive Week," have financed many "extras" that enrich the quality of library service at the Freeman Library.
Equipment for In-House Use:
118 Computers with Internet, MS Office, and Catalog access 1 Pharos Computer Booking Station(s) 2 Print Station(s) 3 Photocopier(s) 1 Meeting Room(s) 5 Study Room(s) 2 Vending Area(s) Self Check-Out TV/DVD Scanner Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner Video Eye Power Zoom and monitor Typewriter
ESL Classes Literacy Classes Community Bulletin Board Computer Classes Conference Room Glass Display Case Computer Lab Children’s Activity Room Teen Room Piano
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.