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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch

The Northwest Branch Library is a busy neighborhood library that houses a robust collection. Daily programs are offered for customers of all ages. Customers can enjoy abundant public computers, free wi-fi, ample parking, and pocket park access. The Friends of Northwest Library hosts book sales in winter, spring and fall.

History

The Northwest Branch Library was built in 1983 and dedicated in May 1984 and has proudly served the Cypress area ever since. Located off of Jones Road and Regency Green Drive, the library is centrally located near several large subdivisions and serves as a quintessential neighborhood library. The library was renovated in 2004 and in 2018 it was recognized as an official Family Place Library. The Library provides daily programs for customers of all ages. It is a polling place for state and national elections. It also hosts AARP Tax-Aide which offers free tax preparation help each year beginning in February. Northwest Branch Library continues to grow with the community in order to provide the programs and services it wants and needs. It’s your library, so stop by today and see what’s going on!

Available Equipment

  • Blu-ray Player(s)
  • CAC Reader (Common Access Card for U.S. Military)
  • DVD Player(s)
  • Floppy Disk to USB adapter
  • 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
  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams
  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups

Facilities

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)
  • Family Play Area
  • Meeting Room(s)

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Northwest Library was established in 1982 to raise funds for the library and it continues to do so today. The group holds books sales three times a year and its member volunteer inside the library. If you're interested in joining the Friends group, please contact the library at 832-927-5460 or email at [email protected]

Proctoring

By appointment only. Please talk to a librarian at the Northwest Branch Library or by calling (832) 927-5460 well in advance of your exam to determine if the branch will be able to accommodate your request. 

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 1984
  • Square Footage: 12,000
  • Staff: 12
  • Parking capacity: 90 standard spaces, 7 handicapped spaces
  • Meeting room capacity: 80
  • Public access computers: 49
  • Holdings: 99,586
  • Yearly circulation: 659,375
  • Yearly visitors: 167,333
  • Yearly programs presented: 1,406
  • Program attendance: 13,402
  • Yearly reference questions: 67, 617

Meet the Branch Manager

Branch Manager Northwest

Hi, I'm Gavin Sheaffer, Branch Manager at Northwest Branch Library. My favorite book is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. At Northwest, we enjoy providing quality library services that promote literacy, community engagement and inspire lifelong learning. 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 or call 832-927-5460.

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