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Cinco Ranch Branch

Cinco Ranch Branch Library
Katy, Texas

2620 Commercial Center Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77494-6407
281-395-1311
281-395-6377 FAX

Kenny Chao
Branch Manager

Located in Katy, Texas, across from the Cinco Ranch High School, just off Cinco Ranch Boulevard. The library is about one block from Grand Parkway, or Hwy. 99.

TEEN DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST 2014


(Download rules and entry form
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LIBRARIES: Cinco Ranch, Missouri City Mamie George and Sienna
ENTRY: Free
THEME: “Be Your Own Super Hero”
APPLICANTS: Ages 13-18, living in Fort Bend County
SUBMISSION: Jun 1 – Aug 1 (Deadline Aug 1)
PRIZES: Gift cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

All photos entered become the property of FBCL to use in any manner it deems fit.

 

HOURS
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thur
Fri
Sat
Sun
12 - 9
10 - 9
10 - 6
10 - 9
12 - 5
10 - 5
CLOSED

link to Monthly Calendar


Library Closings 2014

Date
Day
Jan 1
New Year's Day
Jan 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 18, 19, 20
Good Friday
May 9
Staff Development Day
May 25, 26
Memorial Day
Jul 4, 5, 6
Independence Day
Sept 1
Labor Day
Sept 26
Fair Day
Nov 11
Veterans' Day
Nov 27, 28, 29, 30
Thanksgiving
Dec 24*, 25, 26, 27, 28
Christmas

*All Fort Bend County Libraries closes at 5:00 pm

COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

Computers for Public Use
Computers for public use are available at this branch by reservation or on a walk-in-basis.

Computer software available on these computers include:

Adult

Youth

Internet
Microsoft Office 2010
Research Databases

Internet
Microsoft Office 2010
Educational Databases
Educational Software

WiFi Access
Cinco Ranch Branch Library provides free WiFi access to the public throughout the building. Contact the Adult Reference Department at Cinco Ranch for more information and connection instructions to use your personal laptop at the library.

Printing and Scanning
Printing from the public access computers is accomplished through the use of network laser printers. You must have a library card to print.

Printer type

Payment type

Price (per page)

B&W
Color

Library card

B&W: 10¢
Color: $1.00

A flatbed scanner is available at this library for images only.

Technology Classes
The staff of the Fort Bend County library system conducts entry-level classes on computer software, on a variable basis. Examples include “Microsoft Word Survival Basics” and “Mouse Practice for Scaredy-cats.” Classes are not available at all library locations. For the current classes available, check under Computer/Tech type programs on the calendar.

Computer Lab
Cinco Ranch Branch Library has a computer lab with 18 student computers and 1 instructor's computer, for training purposes. When the lab is not being used for training, it is open to the public.


PROGRAMS

Library Programs
Cinco Ranch Branch Library is committed to providing Adult and Youth educational, informational, and cultural programs for its patrons. For a list of programs, go to the library’s Calendar of Events.

Displays and Exhibits
Most of the branches also feature changing displays and exhibits in their display cases. Check the calendar for the current displays.

Literacy and English as a Second Language
Literacy is important to community growth and an adaptable, diverse workforce. Partnering with the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, Cinco Ranch Branch Library provides facilities for persons wishing to learn to read or to learn English as a second language. Please call 281-341-2652 for more details.


MEETING AND STUDY ROOMS
Meeting Rooms
Call 281-395-1311 to reserve.
Check our Meeting Room Policy
Meeting Room Capacity:
130
Multi-Purpose Room Capacity:
30
Conference Room 1 Capacity:
12
Conference Room 2 Capacity:
20
Study Rooms:
5 study rooms are available on a walk-in basis
Capacity: up to 4 per room

OTHER EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

Photocopying

Printer type

Payment type

Price (per page)

B&W
Color

Coin
Library card

Letter (8.5x11)
Coin: 15¢
Library card: 10¢

Legal (8.5x14)
Coin: 15¢
Library card: 10¢

Ledger (11x17)
Coin: 30¢
Library card: 20¢

Color (All sizes)
Coin: $1.00
Library card: $1.00

Fax Machine
This service is for sending faxes only; it will not receive.

U.S.A., Canada & Caribbean

International

$1.75 1st page
$1.00 ea. additional page

$4.95 1st page
$3.45 ea. additional page


CREDIT CARD ONLY
credit cards

Typewriter
Typewriter use is free at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and is available on a walk-in basis


HISTORY OF CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY
The Cinco Ranch Branch Library opened as a mini-branch, called Katy/Fort Bend Branch Library, in June 1998, in a small room on the University of Houston’s Cinco Ranch campus. It was operated entirely by volunteers. Rapidly outgrowing its small space, the branch was moved in 1999 to the former sales office of the Cinco Ranch development company, as a result of efforts led by the Katy/Fort Bend Friends of the Library. The little library’s collection, services and programming was very limited by space, and as the community continued to expand, demand for a larger library increased. The late Judge Jim Adolphus negotiated the donation of a library site from Cinco Ranch developerTerrabrook, secured a challenge grant, and co-hosted (with county judge candidate Bob Hebert) a fundraising gala for the challenge grant. The community, led by the small but effective Friends organization, worked with county officials to find funds for the construction of the new 33,500-square-foot building. The new library opened for business April 3, 2004.

KATY/FORT BEND FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

The Katy/Fort Bend Friends of the Library was formed to advocate for a branch library in the Katy/Fort Bend area. The organizaton was very instrumental in helping to bring library service to the community, first on a smaller scale, and finally, as a new library facility adequate for the community’s needs. The Friends helped raise money for furnishings and books for the new Cinco Ranch Branch Library. The organization provides extra funds annually for the Summer Reading Club, as well as for other library needs not provided for in the county budget. The group has ongoing booksales at the Cinco Ranch Branch.

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