500 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
- M 10-8
- T 10-8
- W 10-8
- Th 10-8
- F 10-5
- Sa 10-5
- Su 1-5
Entrance to underground parking garage is on Lamar side. Parking is $2.00/hour; $16 maximum/day. Street parking is free on Sundays only.
Please call 832-393-2027 to find out about meeting room capacity and availability.
Nearby bus routes: 6, 18, 20, 36, 37, 40, 48, 50, 53, 81, 82, 85, 88. MetroRail is 4 blocks away.
Delayed Opening on February 28, 2015
Central Library and the Julia Ideson Building will open late on Saturday, February 28, 2015 to accommodate the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade. Hours of operation will be from 1-5 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Central Library offers passport services for US citizens. Hours are Tue 11-7; Wed 11-6; Thu 11-7; Fri & Sat 10-4.
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Located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library, Compass Center offers programs, resources and services for starting your own business, career and job help, grant and scholarship assistance.
Read more about Compass Center
Central Library's exhibits and book displays showcase the location’s varied collections, monthly thematic celebrations and the community’s talents and interests.
Read more about Central Exhibits