Welcome to R. B. Tullis Branch


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

Bookdrops remain open during closed and holiday hours.

2015 Holiday Closings Calendar

January 1 – New Year's Day
January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 16 – President's Day
April 3-4 – Good Friday
May 25 – Memorial Day
July 3 & 4 – Independence Day
September 7 – Labor Day
November 11 – Veteran's Day
November 25 – close at 5:00 p.m.
November 26-28 – Thanksgiving
December 23 – close at 5:00 p.m.
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 26 – Christmas Day
December 31 – close at 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 281-577-8968

21569 US Hwy 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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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

2013 Statistics

Open since 1974
At current location since 2007
Square footage –  29,600
Collection Size – 80,656
Circulation – 187,653
Cardholders – 32,151
Staff – 18


  • 43 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 1 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • Computer training lab
  • 2 print stations
  • 2 photocopiers
  • 1 scanner - Limit of 10 pages per item, items to be saved to USB
  • 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.

Library Friends of R.B. Tullis Branch Library

President: Janet King
Vice-President: Melinda Bacon
Secretary: Juanita Millard
Corresponding Secretary: Suzanne Chamberlain
Treasurer: Harold Coffman

Computer classes are offered throughout the month - free of charge. Check Class Calendar for dates and more information.

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!

March - Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
     * Copies donated by Friends of the Library
April - A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
     * Advanced reader copies provided by publisher
May - The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Brownell, 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. 25- Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Apr. 22 - War Letters: extraodinary correspondence from America's wars by Andrew Carroll
May 27 - Summer's Lease by John Mortimer

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

Free Résumé /Interview Workshop

Mar. 11 - Develop a professional résumé and learn how to ace your interview. For more information, click here.

Job Fair

Mar. 19 - Meet with area employers from 11am - 1pm about job opportunities in our community. For more information, click here.