Welcome to R. B. Tullis Branch Library

Circulation Area

Information Services

Young Adult Area


Children's Area

Study Area

Computer Area

Video Area

Branch Events Calendar

March Events Flyer



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

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

21569 U.S. Highway 59
New Caney, TX 77357

The library is located on the northbound feeder road of Hwy 59 midway between FM 1314 and FM 1485
in New Caney.

From Houston/Galveston: Take Hwy 59 North. Exit FM Rd 1314 and stay on the northbound feeder road
past FM 1314 and Community Drive. The library is located on the RIGHT, in front of a small lake.

From Dallas/Huntsville/Conroe/The Woodlands: South of Conroe, take the exit for Hwy 242 eastbound
from I‐45. Take 242 eastbound toward Hwy 59. Take a right on FM Road 1314, and continue to Hwy 59.
Take a left on the northbound feeder road of Hwy 59. Stay on the feeder road past Community Drive.
The library is located off the feeder road on the RIGHT, in front of a small lake.

Printable map with directions


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Contact Information

21569 U.S. Highway 59
New Caney, TX 77357

Branch Manager: Dave Eames

Currently, the R.B. Tullis Branch Library houses a collection of 79,444 items. During FY 2012, 141,356 people visited the Tullis Branch Library to attend programs, check out items, access computers and get assistance finding information. Computer instruction is offered in the computer training lab.

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

2012 Statistics

Open since 1974
At current location since 2007
Square footage –  29,600
Collection Size – 79,444
Circulation – 178,522
Cardholders – 28,846
Staff – 19


  • 43 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 1 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • Computer training lab
  • 2 print stations
  • 2 photocopiers
  • 1 meeting room
  • 1 study room
  • 1 self-checkout system
  • wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.
  • Friends of the Library bookstore

Meeting Rooms - 1 large

Study Rooms - 1 small

The East Branch Library was opened in 1974 in leased space in a shopping center between New Caney and Porter. In March, 1983, the East Branch Library was moved into the East County Courthouse Annex.

In October, 1986, East Branch Library opened in its own 6,400 square foot building next to the East County Annex in New Caney. The total cost of construction was $270,000, of which an LSCA grant was obtained for $50,000. In May 1987, the East Branch was renamed R.B. Tullis Library by Commissioners’ Court.

January 2002 saw the acceptance of a Facilities Master Plan by the Planning Task Force. A $10 million bond issue was placed on the November 2002 ballot for the replacement of the existing R.B. Tullis and West branch libraries and the addition of a new branch in the far western portion of The Woodlands. The bond issue was approved by a 52% to 48% margin despite a vigorous anti-campaign staged by a group of citizens opposed to higher taxes. Design of the three new library facilities was initiated in 2003.

The site for the R.B. Tullis building replacement was donated by the East Montgomery County Improvement District, along with $500,000 designated for enhancing aesthetics of the new building. Ground Breaking for the New East Branch Library in New Caney was held on September 9, 2004. The new R. B. Tullis Branch Library held its grand opening on March 30, 2007.


Join the Friends of Tullis Library

Friends of the Library Outdoor Book Sale
April 26th (Saturday)
11:00am - 5:00pm

Come to our book sale at the Sawmill Festival in the East library parking lot.

Interested in a bookclub? Tullis has 2 that meet each month.

Adult Book Club

We meet monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor Conference Room. New participants are always encouraged to join us!

Apr. 9 The Bear by Claire Cameron
May 14 One Summer, America 1927 by Bill Bryson

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Brownell or Jessica Russell or call 281-577-8968.


PBS Masterpiece Book/Movie Club

Explore the Classics, Mysteries, and Contemporary adaptations from the PBS Masterpiece library. Read the book, watch the movie, and discuss. We will meet from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Community Room downstairs. New participants are always encouraged to join us!

Mar. 26th - Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: the Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle by The Countess of Carnarvon
Apr. 23rd - The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
May 28th - Frenchman's Creek by Daphne DuMaurier

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Nichols, 281-577-8968 ext. 6114.

Monthly Event Calendars

Family Game Night
Bring the whole family for a variety of games every every Thursday evening!

Saturday Crafter Day
Bring the whole family for a fun make-and-take craft activity. Supplies are provided.

Lego Lab
Kids ages 6-12 years old will build based on a different theme the 4th Wednesday of every month! Legos are provided. Please arrive early as space is limited to 25.

Writer's Group
2nd Tuesday of the month.