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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch


The Katy Branch Library is a cooperative venture between the City of Katy and Harris County. It boasts a spacious meeting room, a computer classroom, two study rooms, a large garden, and a courtyard. It also serves as an Early Voting location for the Katy Area.


Located in Historic Katy, this library was one of the earliest in Harris County. It was started by the Katy Garden Club in private homes in 1921. It later shared space in a grocery and furniture store and then took over the old Katy Fire Department building on 2nd Avenue. When first opened the library only offered 12 hours of service per week. Construction began on the current Franz Road location in 2002. The grand opening was on Sunday, April 27, 2003. 

Available Equipment

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

  • 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)

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

Special Services

  • Citizenship Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • Spanish/Bilingual 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)

  • Computer Lab

  • Family Play Area

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room(s)

  • Study Room

  • Study Space

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Katy Library were organized in 1973 and still play an active role in the library today. They raise funds to support the library's programming for all ages as well as funding the Dorothy Bing Library Garden located in the back of the building. For more information or to join, please contact the library staff at 281-391-3509.


The Katy Branch Library offers free proctoring services by appointment only. Contact a librarian 7 days in advance of your exam to determine if we will be able to accommodate your request. Be advised the proctor does not stay in the room with the student. Call (281) 391-3509 to make an appointment.

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 2003

  • Square footage: 15,000

  • Staff: 11

  • Parking capacity: 

  • Meeting room capacity: 50

  • Study Room capacity: 7

  • Study Space capacity: 2

  • Public access computers: 78

  • Holdings: 78,142

  • Yearly circulation: 369,744

  • Yearly programs presented: 1,199

  • Program attendance: 13,624

Meet the Branch Manager

Katy Branch Manager

   Hi, I'm Elizabeth Boggs, Branch Manager at the Katy Branch Library.
   I love to read a little bit of everything! I especially enjoy graphic
   novels and historical fiction. At Katy, we enjoy providing the customer
   service of a small town community with all the benefits that a large
   library system offers. There is a lot going on at the library. We hope to
   see you soon. If you have any questions or comments, please feel
   free to contact me at 281-391-3509 or

Upcoming Events

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Knotty & Nice Club

Knit, crochet, needlepoint or just come and make new friends!
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Katy Branch Library