Computers for public use are available at this branch by reservation or on a walk-in basis.
Computer software available on these computers include:
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office 2016
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.
The staff of the Fort Bend County library system conducts entry-level classes on computer software, on a variable basis. Examples include “Computers 101” and “Hands-On Internet.” Classes are not available at all library locations. For the current classes available, check under Computer/Tech type programs on the calendar.
Printing and Scanning
Printing from the public-access computers is accomplished through the use of network laser printers. You must have a library card or guest pass to print. A SmartKiosk is available to add value to your library card or guest pass, for printing and copying while in the library.
Printer Type: B&W 10¢ per page
Printer Type: Color $1.00 per page
Payment Type: Library Card
A flatbed scanner is available at this library for images only.
A 3D printer is available at this branch for use by anyone with a valid Fort Bend County Libraries card or a valid government-issued photo ID.
Patrons can bring print files in .stl format on a flash drive to the library. Library staff will be the ones to actually print the object. A fee of $0.20 per gram of filament used will be charged, with a $1.00 minimum.
Small items can take as little as 20 minutes to print, while other items can take much longer. Projects printed at the libraries have a 5-hour print time maximum. The 3D printers can print objects up to 8” wide x 8” high x 8” deep. Designs must be copyright-free or the patron must have license authorization.
Price (per page):
B&W Letter (8.5x11) - 15¢ when using coins; 10¢ when using library card
B&W Legal (8.5x14) - 15¢ when using coins; 10¢ when using library card
B&W Ledger (11x17) - 30¢ when using coins; 20¢ when using library card
Color (All sizes) - $1.00 when using coins; $1.00 when using library card
This service is for sending faxes only; it will not receive.
U.S.A., Canada & Caribbean
$1.75 1st page; $1.00 each additional page
$4.95 1st page; $3.45 each additional page
Credit Cards Only
Typewriter use is free at Cinco Ranch Branch Library and is available on a walk-in basis.
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 ROOMS AND CONFERENCE ROOMS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR RESERVATION AT THIS TIME.
To reserve a room, you may choose from one of the following options:
Study Rooms: Cannot be reserved; they are available on a walk-in basis only. 5 study rooms are available. (Each room seats a maximum of 4 individuals.)
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 developer Terrabrook, 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.
The Katy/Fort Bend Friends of the Library was formed to advocate for a branch library in the Katy/Fort Bend area. The organization 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 book sales at the Cinco Ranch Branch. Click here to learn more about the Friends of the Library.