Welcome to Malcolm Purvis Library

510 Melton Street
Magnolia, TX 77354
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Phone: 936-442-7704

Branch Manager:
Elaine Taylor ext. 6388


Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

Bookdrops remain open during closings and holiday hours.

2017 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 2: New Year's Day
January 16: Martin Luther King Day
February 20: President's Day
April 14-15: Good Friday.
May 29: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 4: Labor Day
November 10-11: Veteran's Day
November 22: Close at 5:00 p.m.
November 23-25: Thanksgiving
December 23-26: Christmas


Public Computers Public Computers Wi-Fi Wireless Internet
Photocopier Photocopier (b/w) Printer Printer (b/w & color)
Meeting Room Meeting Room Computer Classes Computer Classes
eBook Assistance eBook AssistanceDisplays Displays/Exhibits
Group Tours Group ToursOutreach Outreach Services
Children's Computers Early Learning Computers

Magnolia Library Friends:

Magnolia Library Friends is a non-profit organization that supports the Malcolm Purvis Branch of the Montgomery County Library System.

Membership Form

In July, 1985, the Magnolia Branch Library was opened in a 2,800 square foot room in the Southwest County Annex.  Six years later, voters passed a bond supporting an upgrade in library services.  The bond included funds for the construction of a new county building to house an 8,000 square foot library and a tax office in Magnolia.  Ground breaking for the new facility at 510 Melton Street was held in February 1997.  The branch library was renamed to honor Malcolm Purvis, a great supporter of reading and education, who served three terms as Montgomery County Commissioner.  On November 22, 1997, grand opening activities were held for the Malcolm Purvis Library-Magnolia Branch.

This branch library continues to be a gathering place for the ever growing community of Magnolia and southwest Montgomery County.  In the Fall of 2010, the tax office was relocated and the Malcolm Purvis Library expanded into the entire 9,800 square feet of its current location.  The library’s customers browse a collection of 68,580 items, with resources in all popular formats, and enjoy a variety of programs for all ages.

Statistics: During FY 2015, the Malcolm Purvis Library circulated 132,574 items and increased to 19,483 cardholders.