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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch


Public library service started in Humble, Texas in 1921 with 114 volumes housed in the High School. The library moved several times over the next forty years. In the early 1960s, a house and lot were donated at First Street and Avenue D. After remodeling, it opened and was renamed the Shelton Memorial Library in memory of Tom Shelton, who had donated the site. On October 9, 1969, the library moved once again, to 111 West Higgins, and was renamed the Octavia Fields Memorial Library in memory of Mrs. Fields, grandmother of former Congressman Jack Fields. The Fields family continues their support of the library, with many of them attending the Grand Opening of the current facility in 2001.


Available Equipment

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

  • DVD Player(s)

  • Laptops

  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)

  • Photocopier(s)

  • Print Station(s)

  • Scanner(s)

  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)

Special Services

  • Citizenship Classes

  • Computer Classes

  • Literacy Services for Adults

  • Proctoring for Distance Learning Exams

  • Tours for Schools and Other Groups


  • Children's Activity Room

  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

  • Computer Lab

  • Conference Room(s)

  • Family Play Area

  • Glass Display Case(s)

  • Meeting Room(s)

  • Study Room(s)

Friends of the Library

Friends of Octavia Fields Library:

Friends Group is very active in Octavia Branch. The president of the Group is Annalisa Smith.

Phone: 832-9275500; Email: [email protected]


The library provides unsupervised proctoring service by appointment only. Be advised that the library may not be able to accommodate some schools' proctoring requirements. Please email us at [email protected] with requirements of the educational institution. You will be contacted regarding our ability to accommodate the request. Please contact the Branch at least one business day in advance for an appointment. For more information: contact the library [email protected] or call (832) 927-5500

Branch Statistics

  • Date opened: 2001

  • Square footage: 15,000

  • Staff: 9

  • Parking capacity: 66 standard spaces, 4 handicapped spaces, and 14 staff spaces

  • Meeting room capacity: 50

  • Public access computers: 46

  • Holdings: 80,688

  • Yearly circulation: 323,932

  • Yearly visitors: 38000

  • Yearly programs presented: 1369

  • Yearly program attendance: 36229

  • Reference questions: 260000

Meet the Branch Manager

Octavia Fields Branch Manager 

  Hello, I'm Henry Wang, Branch Manager at Octavia Fields Library. I enjoy reading of all types and walking. Here at the Octavia Fields Library, we strive to serve our community and bring quality programming to our customers of all ages.  We hope you visit us soon!  If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call 832-927-5500.

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