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. Customers are required to pay for their parking before entering the library and have the option to pay with cash or credit/debit card at any of the 3 ParkHouston Pay Stations located on-site in the underground garage or by using the ParkHouston App. Street parking is free after 6 PM and on Sundays.
Please call 832-393-2027 to find out about meeting room capacity and availability.
Nearby routes: 40, METRO Red Line (4 blocks east at Main), METRO Green and Purple Lines (2 blocks north at Rusk). For exact route information, please visit ridemetro.org and use the "Plan Your Trip" feature.
3rd and 4th floors remain closed due to maintenance.
Materials on 3rd and 4th floors are still accessbile either by placing holds or asking staff to retrieve them.
3rd Floor - 800s Literature; 900s History and Travel; Biographies; Current Magazines and Newspapers
4th Floor - Kids and Teens
Central Library offers passport services for US citizens. Hours are Monday 12pm-7pm, Tuesday - Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday - Saturday 10am-4pm.
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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.
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Information regarding changes to this building found here.
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