Using the Library

Getting a Library Card
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.
 
Loan Periods
ITEM                                                 LIMIT                 CHECK-OUT
Books                                                25                      3 weeks
New Books                                        25                      2 weeks
Books on CD                                       4                      3 weeks
Music CDs                                           4                      3 weeks    
Blu-Ray/DVDs                                     4                      7 days        
Magazines                                           5                      3 weeks
 
Renewals
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.
 
Meeting Space
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.
 
Technology
Public Computers: Free
Wifi Access: Free 24 hours a day
Microfilm and Reader (Central Only): Free
Scanning: 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
Earbuds: $1.75
 
Notary Service
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
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

Memorial Day
Closed: May 27th

Independence Day
Close early: Wednesday, July 3rd @ 5:00 PM
Closed: Thursday, July 4th

Labor Day
Closed: Monday, September 2nd

Veteran’s Day
Closed: Monday, November 11th

Thanksgiving
Closed: Thursday, November 28th through Sunday, December 1st

Christmas
Close early: Monday, December 23rd @ 5:00 PM
Closed: Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday December 25th

New Years
Close early: Tuesday, December 31st @ 5:00 PM