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Branch Details & Services

About this Branch


This library provides story times for kids from birth to preschool, as well as a book club for adults.


The library originally opened in a corner of the West University Community Center in 1942. During World War II it was moved to a temporary home in the field office of Reed and Yancey Realtors (northwest corner of Rice and Auden). In 1963, the library moved into a new 6,100 square foot facility at its current location at 6108 Auden. [Gegemen, June A. Stepping Back in Time: A History of West University Place. Houston: D. Armstrong Co. 1999]  The library was renovated in 1984, 2006, and again in 2016.  Today the library works with the City of West University to present programs in other city buildings, such as the Scout House and the Community Center.

Available Equipment

  • Pharos Computer Booking Station(s)
  • Photocopier(s)
  • Print Station(s)
  • Scanner(s)
  • Self Check-Out Machine(s)


  • Community Bulletin Board(s)

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the West University Library sponsors a used book sale and an annual book sale. Memberships, matching funds, and bequests are used to support the programs and collections. For more information or to join, please contact the library at 832-927-5490.

Branch Statistics

  • Date Opened: 1963
  • Square Footage: 6,100
  • Staff: 6
  • Parking Capacity:
    • 2 standard parking spots 
    • 1 handicapped parking spot 
    • (Additional spaces available on Milton and in the Community Center parking lot on Milton)
  • Public Access Computers: 17
  • Holdings: 40,692
  • Yearly Circulation: 292,043
  • Yearly Visitors: 59,417
  • Yearly Programs Presented: 421         
  • Yearly Program Attendance: 7,167
  • Reference Questions: 13,150

Meet the Branch Manager

Photo of West University Branch Library Branch Manager John HarbaughHi, I'm John Harbaugh, Branch Manager at the West University Branch Library. I love to read science fiction and manga. The West University community members are voracious readers. If you’re looking for a good book, we might be the place for you. We hope you visit us soon. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email or call 832-927-5490. 

Upcoming Events

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Family Story Time

Story Time at the Scout House!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West University Branch Library

Family Story Time

Story Time at the Scout House
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
West University Branch Library

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