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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

About

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.

History

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

Facilities

  • 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.

Proctoring

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 Library Branch Manager

Hi, I'm Angel Hill, Branch Manager at Katy Branch Library. My favorite author is Louise Penny. At Katy, we enjoy having a small-town environment near the big city and being surrounded by our wonderful parks. There is a lot going on at the library. We hope you will visit soon. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call 281-391-3509.

Upcoming Events

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Teens / Young Adult

Anime Club

Hang out with your fellow anime fans each week for a fun hour of the latest anime news!
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Katy Branch Library - Katy Branch Meeting Room