Young Adult Area
Statue at Entrance
Branch Events Calendar
Monday–Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.
2014 Holiday Closings Calendar
January 1 – New Year's Day
January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 – President's Day
April 18-19 – Good Friday
May 26 – Memorial Day
July 4 & 5 – Independence Day
September 1 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veteran's Day
November 26 – close at 5:00 p.m.
November 27-29 – Thanksgiving
December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day
104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
Central Library is located on the northbound feeder road of I‐45, in between FM 2854 and Hwy 105.
From Houston/Galveston: Take I‐45 North. Exit Hwy 105/FM 2854. Stay on the feeder road and take an
immediate right turn just after the overpass, before you get to the Hwy 105 intersection. The library will
be on your LEFT, sharing the same parking lot as a flag park.
From Dallas/Huntsville/Conroe: Take I‐45 South. Exit 105. Stay on the feeder road and cross Hwy 105.
Veer to the right immediately after the 105 intersection, taking the street alongside the Best Buy parking
lot. Turn left at the light at FM 2854 under the freeway overpass. Take an immediate left at the next
light, to put you on the northbound feeder road of I‐45. The library will be on your RIGHT, sharing a
parking lot with a flag park.
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104 I-45 North
Conroe, TX 77301
Located near a major thoroughfare, the Central Library provides children’s programs, computer classes, free Internet access and information services to the community. During FY 2012 the Central Library circulated 332,857 items. The branch has a security guard on staff.
The Central Library also houses the system Administration offices, including the office of the Library Director, Acquisitions, Technical Services and Programming.
Adult Services Coordinator: Greg Tramel
Youth Services Coordinator: Laura Harper
Meeting Rooms - 1 large, 1 small
Study Rooms - 1 large, 2 small
Genealogy collection is one of the largest in Texas
Open since 1947
At current location since 1994
Square footage – 50,000 (Public services area 30,000)
Collection Size – 149,859
Circulation – 292,447
Cardholders – 40,828
Staff – 24.5
Montgomery County Library began as a collection of 1200 volumes housed in a Conroe School Recreation Center and operated by a women’s group known as the HUB Club. In 1947, the group appealed to the County to make the library a tax-supported function of County government. In 1948 the Library was taken over by the County and a budget of $25,000 provided. Katherine Ard was hired as its first librarian and a bookmobile was put into operation to serve outlying areas of the county. In 1950, the Library was moved to a vacant automobile showroom on North Frazier. In 1955 a bond election was held for a new Library facility. $300,000 was approved, and a new Library, located at 400 N. San Jacinto, was completed in 1957. It was 10,000 square feet. A second bookmobile was added in 1967. Also in 1976, the carport, breezeway, and terrace of the Central Library were enclosed to add 3,000 square feet. In 1980 another 2,000 square feet was enclosed at the Central Library, bringing the total square footage to 15,000. On June 21, 1980 a fire in the Central Library damaged the interior and destroyed many books. The Library closed until April, 1981. Bookmobile service was discontinued in 1983.
In January, 1991, County Judge Alan Sadler appointed a citizens library task force to examine the needs for library service in Montgomery County.
In August, 1991, the Library Task Force gave its report to Commissioners’ Court, recommending a bond election for $9.25 million to build a 50,000 sq. ft. Central Library in Conroe, a 30,000 sq. ft. regional branch in The Woodlands, $100,000 toward a new Magnolia Branch, $500,000 for new books for the system, and $750,000 for automation & computerization of the system A bond election for the Library system was held November 5, 1991, and $9.25 million was approved by a 63% vote.
On July 25, 1994, the new Central Library opened to the public. On September 17, 1994, the new Central Library celebrated its official grand opening.
Library Friends of Conroe
Book Sale Chair - Vicki Christopher
Oct. 2nd - 4:30pm - 8:00pm Free entry
Oct. 3rd - 9:00am - 4:30pm Free entry
Oct. 4th - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Fill a bag event - 9:15 - 12:30pm fill a bag we provide for $2.00 each in the large meeting room only (no limit)
Shop other areas at regular prices (small meeting room, Book Nook, rolling carts)
For more information, contact book sale chair Vicki Christopher at 936-788-3888 or by email.
Computer Classes are given in the computer lab.
Author Visit - Larry Foester
Aug 23 - 10am (Large meeting Room)
Meet and hear local author, Larry Foester, discuss his new book about Montgomery County History. His new book will be available for purchase.
(Sponsored by the Library Friends of Central Library)