Welcome to Central Branch


Monday–Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Bookdrops remain open during closings and holiday hours.

Genealogy 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: 936-539-7814

Adult Services Coordinator: Greg Tramel ext. 6250
Youth Services Coordinator: Laura Harper ext. 6242
Circulation Coordinator: Suzie Solomon ext. 6244

Click here for Genealogy Contact Information

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.

Printable map with directions


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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 2013 the Central Library circulated 291,203 items. The branch also 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.


  • 42 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 3 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • 2 print stations
  • 4 photocopiers
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 3 study rooms
  • 1 self-checkout station
  • typewriter - coin operated $0.25 for 10 minutes
  • wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.

Meeting Rooms - 1 large, 1 small

Study Rooms - 1 large, 2 small

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

Special collections

  • TEXSHARE online databases
  • Spanish language collection

Genealogy collection is one of the largest in Texas

2013 Statistics

  • Open since 1947
  • At current location since 1994
  • Square footage –  50,000 (Public services area 30,000)
  • Collection Size – 154,448
  • Circulation – 291,203
  • Cardholders – 45,486
  • 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

Contact Information
Phone: 936-788-3888
e-mail: lov2read@consolidated.net
Book Sale Chair - Vicki Christopher

Membership Form

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

Historical Fiction Book Club

Join us for tea, cookies, and discussion! We will be reading a different work of Historical Fiction each month. Registration is required.

Location: Small Meeting Room
Meeting: 6pm-8pm on first Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted.

To register each month, please call 936-442-7712 ext. 6252, email Lindsay.McGee@countylibrary.org, or visit the reference desk.

Children's Activities
For children's Summer Reading calendar, click here.
Contact information –936-539-7814 ext. 6241