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 2010
Microsoft Office 2010
First Colony Branch Library provides free WiFi access to the public at the library. Contact the Adult Reference Department at First Colony 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.
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
First Colony 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
First Colony Branch Library has two permanent displays in the building.
BELIK PLANET CLOCK: Created by kinetic artist Jaroslav Belik, the Planet Clock only has one hand, whose tip moves along curves on the face of the dial. Time is shown by the angle position of the hand and its radial extension. Concentric black circles intersecting the curves indicate 5-minute intervals. The red circle shows 15- and 45-minute intervals. The top (apex) of each curve indicates the full hour, while the bottom shows the half-hour.
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, First Colony 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.
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. (Capacity 2-4 per room)
First Colony Branch Library opened in June 1993, the second of the four new branches built with bond-election funds voted for in 1989. It quickly grew to become the busiest of all of the library system locations. The 19,400-square-foot building was designed by architect Brooks Association for Architecture and Planning, Mark A. Stewart, Design Architect. The branch features a unique piece of kinetic art created by artist Jaroslav Belik - a Planet Clock. The clock is composed of a sun gear, a planet gear and a ring gear, and has only one hand, driven by a synchronous motor and an adjustment clutch. Time is shown by the angle of the hand and its radial extension.
The Friends of First Colony Branch Library was organized to support the branch with extra funds for things not provided for in the county budget. To raise those funds, the group conducts a book sale every other month in the branch. Over the years, the organization has purchased books and books-on-tape for the branch's collection, several new computers and peripherals for public use, and trophies for the Summer Reading Club. Currently the Friends support youth programs, provide funds for decorations for the Youth Department, and assist with staff-training expenses. For more information about the Friends of First Colony Branch Library, or to join the organization, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.