Using the Library
Using the Library
Library cards are available to all residents of Texas free of charge. Customers will need to show photo identification and proof of current residential address. Customers are financially responsible for items checked out on their accounts.
New Items may be renewed twice for a maximum check out of six weeks. Standard items may be renewed for twice for a maximum of 9 weeks. Exceptions include Blu-Ray/DVDs and items on hold for another customer.
Small Meeting Space
Both libraries have small rooms (1-4 people) available on a same-day, first-come first-serve basis. Inquire at the Check Out desk for availability. A library card is required.
Large Meeting Space
Both libraries have large meeting rooms that are primarily for the use of the library and other city departments.
When not in use, this space is available for a fee to non-profits and other local organizations. For availability and other information, please call 713-475-4986.
Public Computers: Free
Wifi Access: Free 24 hours a day
Microfilm and Reader (Central Only): Free
Printers: $0.15 black & white printing; $0.50 color printing
Copiers: $0.15 per letter size page
Fax: $1.75 first page, $1.00 each additional page
Pasadena Library offers Notary Service free of charge to Pasadena Library card holders. The service is available at both libraries (Central & Fairmont) Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Customers are responsible for providing proper identification and witnesses.
Fines are charged for most materials at a rate of $0.25 per day, per item for all overdue library materials and cost of the item plus a $10.00 fee for all unreturned items. Items cannot be checked out or renewed if your fine exceeds $10.00. Fines for Blu-Ray/DVDs are charged at a rate of $1.00 per day.
2019 Holiday Closures
Good Friday and San Jacinto Day
Closed: Friday, April 19th through Monday, April 22nd
Closed: May 27th
Close early: Wednesday, July 3rd @ 5:00 PM
Closed: Thursday, July 4th
Closed: Monday, September 2nd
Closed: Monday, November 11th
Closed: Thursday, November 28th through Sunday, December 1st
Close early: Monday, December 23rd @ 5:00 PM
Closed: Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday December 25th
Close early: Tuesday, December 31st @ 5:00 PM