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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library is conveniently located next to Crosby’s Post Office, Community Center and Crosby Park and Sports Complex. This branch of Harris County Public Library mirrors the small-town feel of Crosby, Texas.


The drive to establish a county library in Crosby began in 1921 with the first collection of 87 books arriving on January 22, 1922. The library grew throughout the years with the help of the community and the Crosby Friends of the Library. The library building as we know it today was dedicated on October 8, 1987, and was more than five times the size of the older building on Church Street with an additional three staff members. The library closed its doors for renovations in 2006. A Young Adult section and a mural by artist Cindy Lee were added. In 2017, the library was renamed to Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library to honor the local historian. The library also celebrated its 30 year anniversary in October 2017.

Available Equipment

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

  • Data Projector(s)

  • DVD Player(s)

  • Kurzweil Equipment for the visually impaired with Scanner

  • Laptops

  • 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.).

  • VCR

Special Services

  • Computer Classes

  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes

  • Literacy Services for Adults

  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams

  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups


  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room(s)

Friends of the Library

For information about the Crosby Friends of the Library or to join, please contact  Branch Manager Diane Barker at (832) 927-7790.


Test proctoring is available by appointment. Please request appointments by emailing [email protected] .The instructor should also submit test materials by email to [email protected] Please submit the request well in advance of your exam to determine if the branch will be able to accommodate your request.

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 1987

  • Square footage: 10,500

  • Staff: 6

  • Parking capacity: 78 standard spaces, 4 handicapped spaces

  • Meeting room capacity: 106

  • Public access computers: 37

  • Holdings: 46,687

  • Yearly circulations: 89,644

  • Yearly visitors: 57,400

  • Yearly programs presented: 349

  • Program attendance: 4,997

  • Reference questions: 5,417

Meet the Branch Manager

Diane Barker, Branch Manager, Crosby Library

Hi, I'm Diane Barker, Branch Manager at Crosby - Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library. I love to read mysteries. At Crosby, we enjoy storytimes, book clubs, movies, crafts, coloring, and reading to dogs. There is a lot going on at the library. We hope you visit us soon. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me or call 832-927-7790.


Upcoming Events

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School-age Children

Fun with Furry Friends

Reading Program for School-Aged Children
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library
School-age Children

Kid's STEM: WeDo Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics Program for Children ages 6-10.
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library - Crosby Meeting Room 1