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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

The library is a partnership between Lone Star College and Harris County. We present free programs for all ages, including computer classes, book clubs, story times, cultural celebrations, and an annual summer reading program. We partner with the College, schools, businesses, and organizations to provide services within and beyond our walls. 

History

The Tomball Library dates back to the 1920s when it consisted of one bookcase of 200 books in the old Post Office building on Main Street. Sadly, this service ended during the Great Depression. During World War II, the County bookmobile began making stops on Main Street every three weeks. Soon after, a Friends of the Library group was formed to raise money to rent space at 1010 West Main for a real library. As Tomball grew, the library moved to successively larger spaces, first at 500 Elm Street in 1965, then to a space on James Street in 1972. On January 20, 2005, the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library officially opened its doors to the public. 

Available Equipment

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

  • Floppy Disk to USB adapter

  • Overhead projector(s)

  • Photocopier(s)

  • Print Station(s)

  • Scanner(s)

  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)

Special Services

  • Career Center

  • Citizenship Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • English Language Acquisition (ESL) Classes

  • Literacy Services for Adults

  • Notary Public

  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams

  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups

  • Tutoring Services

Facilities

  • Children's Activity Room

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Computer Lab

  • Conference Room(s)

  • Internet Café

  • Meeting Room(s)

  • Parent/Child Room(s)

  • Study Room(s)

  • Teen Room

  • Vending area(s)

Friends of the Library

Friends of the LSC-Tomball Community Library is a non-profit organization that provides funding for the Tomball Library to support the library programs and enhance the overall quality of the library. The Friends operate  store in the library that sells used books, audiobooks, movies and more. All items are donated by the community. Everything is just $1.00 and all proceeds support the library. 

Friends website: http://www.tclfriends.org  

Support the Library Friends:  The Friends accept donations (monetary, books, volunteer hours, via Kroger Community rewards, Amazon Smile and more). See the Friends website for details. 

Contact the library at 832-559-4200 or Friends at [email protected] for more information

Proctoring Services

Proctoring is provided by LSC-Tomball Assessment Center (located on the library second floor, room L201). No testing will begin within one hour of closing. All testing fees must be paid before testing at the Business Office payment counter. For more information contact the Center: (832) 559-4245 or access http://www.lonestar.edu/testing-tomball.htm 

Fall/Spring Semester Hours

  • Mo – Th 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Fr 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sa  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM                                                                                                                                                   

Summer Hours

  • Mo – Th 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Fri  9-00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sa  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 2005

  • Square footage: 72,000

  • Staff: 30

  • Public access computers: 164

  • Holdings: 136,227

  • Yearly circulation: 684,547

  • Yearly visitors: 332,983

  • Yearly in-library programs: 1801

  • Yearly program attendance: 38,622

  • Yearly reference questions: 56,633

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Meet the Branch Manager

Janna Hoglund - Director LSC-Tomball Community Library

Hi, I'm Janna Hoglund, Director of Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library. My favorite book is The Red and The Black by Stendhal. At LSC - Tomball Community Library, we enjoy serving our Tomball academic and public community. There is always time for some fun and when it comes to our variety of programs, classes, and events, Tomball is the place to be. There is a lot going on here and we hope to see you soon. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call 832-559-4200.

Upcoming Events

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