Welcome to Malcolm Purvis Library


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

Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.

2016 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 1: New Year's Day
January 18: Martin Luther King Day
February 15: President's Day
March 25-26: Good Friday
May 30: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
September 5: Labor Day
November 11: Veteran's Day
November 23: Close at 5:00 p.m.
November 24-26: Thanksgiving
December 22: Close at 5:00 p.m.
December 23-26: Christmas

Phone: 936-442-7704

Branch Manager: Barbara Appleby ext. 6388

510 Melton Street
Magnolia, TX 77354

Take I‐45 to exit FM Road 1488 (just south of Conroe). Take FM 1488 westbound toward Magnolia.
Continue on 1488 for about 20‐25 minutes, past the horse statue. Take a left on Buddy Riley Road, at
the light before the Jack in the Box. Take a RIGHT into the library parking lot just before Melton Road, in
front of the railroad tracks.

Printable map with directions


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 nearly 70,000 items, with resources in all popular formats, and enjoy a variety of programs for all ages.  During Fiscal Year 2012, the Malcolm Purvis Library circulated 121,588 items and welcomed more than 90,000 visitors.


  • 11 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 2 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • 2 laptop computers for in-house checkout
  • 1 print station
  • 1 photocopier
  • 1 meeting rooms
  • wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.

Meeting Rooms - 1 community room

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

2013 Statistics

Open since 1997
Square footage – 9,800
Collection Size – 70,963
Circulation – 142,466
Cardholders –17,130
Staff – 9


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.

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

Membership Form