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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

The Freeman Branch Library offers a broad mix of services to the community, including programs that serve all ages, from storytimes to ESL & Citizenship classes. In addition, Freeman is home to two unique, free Makerspaces; the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation lab and the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab.

History

The Freeman Branch Library first opened on November 1, 1964, and was named in honor of Captain Theodore C. Freeman, the first astronaut to lose his life in the U. S. space program. The library moved to the Harris County Multipurpose Annex on July 13, 1976. The current 42,000 square foot joint facility of Harris County and the City of Houston opened on June 8, 2004, and was renamed the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library. 

Thanks to a generous bequest, in February 2015 the Freeman Branch Library opened the Jocelyn H. Lee Innovation Lab, a free community Makerspace where people of all ages can learn, share resources, work on projects and network with other creative minds.

Available Equipment

  • CAC Reader (Common Access Card for U.S. Military)

  • Data Projector(s)

  • Digital Camera / Video Recorder(s)

  • Digital Video Converter(s)

  • DVD Player(s)

  • Floppy Disk to USB adapter

  • Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner

  • Laptops

  • LP/CD/Cassette Converter(s)

  • Microphone(s), professional quality

  • Opaque projector(s)

  • Overhead projector(s)

  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)

  • Photocopier(s)

  • Print Station(s)

  • Scanner(s)

  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)

  • Typewriters

  • USB Card Reader(s) (MicroSD, SD, etc.).

Maker Equipment

  • 3D Printer(s)

  • 3D Scanner(s)

  • 8mm/Super 8 Converter(s)

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Arduino-compatible Development Kit(s)

  • CNC Mill(s), Desktop

  • Digital Camera/Video Recorder(s)

  • Digital Video Converter(s)

  • Drawing/Graphics Tablet(s)

  • Dremel Rotary Tool Workstation

  • Oscilloscope(s), Dual Channel

  • Green Screen(s)

  • Laser Cutter/Engraver(s)

  • LP/CD/Cassette Converter(s)

  • Microphone(s), professional quality

  • Raspberry Pi Development Kit(s)

  • Simplify 3D Software

  • Soldering Station(s)

  • Variable DC Power Supplies

  • VHS/DVD Converter(s)

  • Vinyl Cutter(s)

Special Services

  • Citizenship Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes

  • Literacy Services for Adults

  • Makerspace Orientation

  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams

  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups

Facilities

  • Children's Activity Room

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Computer Lab

  • Conference Room(s)

  • Digital Media Lab

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Internet Café

  • Makerspace

  • Meeting Room(s)

  • Piano

  • Quiet Room(s)

  • Study Room(s)

  • Teen Room

  • Vending area(s)

Friends of the Library

The Friends of Freeman Library is a non-profit organization devoted to  supporting the Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library. The Friends of Freeman operate a used bookstore inside of the library and also online to support fundraising efforts. To join, volunteer or support the Friends of Freeman Library visit them in person at the library, online at www.friendsoffreeman.org or call (832) 927-5444.

Proctoring

Tests must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance.

Call (832) 927-5420 for more information.

  • Mo 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • We 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Th 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Fr 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Students must follow all rules and regulations established by the learning institution. Students are also responsible for scheduling their test with the librarian and for checking the arrival status of their test.

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 1964

  • Square footage: 42,000

  • Staff: 33

  • Parking capacity: 223

  • Meeting room capacity: 70

  • Conference room capacity: 15

  • Children's activity space capacity: 40

  • Study Space (1-5) capacity: 4

  • Public access computers: 122

  • Holdings: 154,073

  • Yearly circulation: 653,064

  • Yearly visitors: 282,367

  • Yearly in-library programs: 1,418

  • Yearly program attendance: 33,587

  • Reference questions: 56,717

Meet the Branch Manager

Freeman Branch Manager

Hi, I'm Christina Thompson, Branch Manager at Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library.I love to read nonfiction, graphic novels and children's books. At Freeman, we enjoy connecting with our community and there is a lot going on here. We hope to see you soon. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call 832-927-5420.

Upcoming Events

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September18Wed
Babies

Baby Caterpillars

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library - Freeman Branch Children's Activity Room
September18Wed
Babies

Baby Caterpillars

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library - Freeman Branch Children's Activity Room

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“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”  - Kathleen Kelly, (You've Got Mail).

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”  - Kathleen Kelly, (You've Got Mail).