In accordance with the Stay Home to Save Lives Order from County Judge KP George, all Fort Bend County Libraries are closed, including the Curbside Pick-Up Service. Please keep all your library items at home until we re-open. No fines or fees will be accrued during this time. For FAQs, click here.
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
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
Microsoft Office 2010
University Branch Library provides free WiFi access to the public throughout the building. Contact the Adult Reference Department at University 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 “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.
University Branch Library has a computer lab with 24 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.
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.
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.
Printer Type: B&W
Price (per page):
Letter (8.5x11) - 15¢ when using coins; 10¢ when using library card
Legal (8.5x14) - 15¢ when using coins; 10¢ when using library card
Ledger (11x17) - 30¢ when using coins; 20¢ when using library card
Printer Type: Color
Price (per page)
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
University 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.
University Branch Library offers specialized reference services to the students, faculty and staff of University of Houston System and Wharton County Junior College in Sugar Land. Any reference librarian at University Branch will be happy to assist you. Please email questions about academic library services to: email@example.com
For academic library services, including library orientation/reserve materials, please contact one of the following liaisons:
The University Branch Library opened on November 10, 2011, a two-story, 40,193-square-foot building situated behind the University of Houston System - Sugar Land (UHSSL) on Highway 59 on the university campus. It is Fort Bend County’s second library/college joint venture.
The Fort Bend County Library, established in 1947, opened its first building in Richmond in 1949. By 2004, the library had grown to a system of eight libraries, and it provided administration of the County Law Library. As rapid growth of the county continued, the First Colony Branch Library in Sugar Land (built in 1993) had become severely overcrowded and was finding it difficult to meet demand. Moreover, development of more planned communities in the area increased the crowding situation at First Colony Branch.
Fort Bend County and library administration were seeking solutions to alleviate the burden on staff, materials, space, and patrons. After considering various options, construction of a new building was still preferred, but land was not readily available.
At the same time, the University of Houston System was in the process of trying to increase the academic level of its Sugar Land campus (UHSSL), for which an onsite library on the grounds would become an enhancement, if not a necessity. County officials approached the university with the idea of building a partnership library: each had what the other needed: UH had land and the county had funds. It was a perfect opportunity to accomplish two goals and to provide significant cost-savings to taxpayers, as well.
In 2004, representatives from all entities met with consultant Bailey Architects of Houston, to discuss a programming plan for the project. Subsequent meetings led to an agreement between Fort Bend County, the University of Houston-Sugar Land, with participation from the University of Houston-Victoria and Wharton County Junior College, and planning began for the construction of a library on the UHSSL campus with funds from the county. Groundbreaking for the project took place on September 2010, and the library opened for business in November 2011.
President - Roxy Tate
Vice-President, Membership - Patsy Thompson
Treasurer - Ed Rubenstein
Secretary - Jane Braun