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Sugar Land Branch

Sugar Land Branch Library
Sugar Land, Texas

550 Eldridge
Sugar Land, Texas 77478
281-238-2140
281-277-8945 FAX

Cindy Ruggeri
Branch Manager

Located in Sugar Land, Texas, at the corner of Eldridge and 7th Street.

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
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
Microsoft Office 2010
Research Databases

Internet
Microsoft Office 2010
Educational Databases
Educational Software

WiFi Access
Sugar Land Branch Library provides free WiFi access to the public throughout the building. Contact Sugar Land for more information and connection instructions to use your personal laptop at the library.

Printing and Scanning
An Automatic Payment Machine (APM) is available to add value to your library card, for printing and copying while in the library.

Printer type

Payment type

Price (per page)

B&W
Color

Library card

B&W: 10¢
Color: $1.00

One flatbed scanner is available for use.

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
Sugar Land Branch Library has a computer lab with 10 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. Free computer classes at various levels and on various topics are taught on a regular basis by library staff.


PROGRAMS

Library Programs
Sugar Land 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
Sugar Land Branch Library has three permanent displays in the building.

THE FREEDOM SHRINE, donated by the Sugar Land Exchange Club, includes replications of important American historical documents, including such items as the Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights, the Constitution of the United States, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the Monroe Doctrine, the 19th Amendment, and many more. These documents are displayed in the Conference Room.

THE SUGAR LAND HISTORY WALL, located in the branch's Meeting Room, is a four-panel display that provides information on the city's history: "In the Beginning," "Company Town," "The City of Sugar Land," and "People of Sugar Land." Three cases along the entrance to the Meeting room display themes: Sugar Land's goals, aerial photos to discover where you live, and planning for tomorrow, indicating what's in the city's future.

THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN, donated by the Sugar Land Garden Club, is located in the center atrium area of the library. The plantings have an emphasis on native plants, and were chosen both to attract butterflies and to provide year-round color and interest. The Garden may be viewed from several areas inside the library as well as from the street.

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, Sugar Land 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 Room
Call 281-277-8934 to reserve.
Check our Meeting Room Policy
Meeting Room capacity:
90
Conference Room capacity:
11
Study Rooms:
4 study rooms are available on a walk-in basis
Capacity: 2 per room

OTHER EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

Photocopying

Printer type

Payment type

Price (per page)

B&W

Coin
Library card

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

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

Ledger (11x17)
Coin: 20 ¢
Library card: 15¢

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 Sugar Land Branch Library and is available on a walk-in basis.


HISTORY OF SUGAR LAND BRANCH LIBRARY
The Sugar Land Branch Library opened in August 1999, the final branch constructed with funds voted upon in the 1989 bond election. The City of Sugar Land donated funds for the permanent history display that would be housed by the library, and many area individuals contributed to the library by purchasing paver bricks engraved with the donor's name or in honor/memory of someone.

THE FRIENDS OF THE SUGAR LAND BRANCH LIBRARY

The Friends of the Sugar Land Branch Library was organized to support the branch with extra funds for things not provided for in the county budget. The group has an ongoing book sale in the library, as well as semi-annual special sales. The Friends have provided funding for Summer Reading Club trophies, as well as materials and programming for the special summer event. They also provide funds for other library programs, and special needs for library staff education and recognition. For more information about the Friends of the Sugar Land Branch Library or to join the organization, call 281-242-9797 or email pwlilly@comcast.net.

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