Fort Bend County Libraries is currently in Phase 1 - Curbside Pick-Up Service ONLY – at ALL locations.

NO branches will be available for in-library use at this time. For more information, click here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Get Updates on the Library’s Response to the Outbreak

Coronavirus Information

Update: September 11, 2020

May 1, 2020

Library buildings are not accessible for public use at this time. The Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service resumed on Monday (May 4) during limited hours. For hours and details about the curbside pick-up service, click here.

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is monitoring information about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of staff and library users is our priority.

We are following directions from state and local health officials. This is so that we can respond as needed as this situation develops.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking precautionary steps to continue to maintain services to our communities. Here is what we are doing:

  1. All in-person library programs, classes, and activities have been cancelled until further notice. A list of virtual programs can be found here.
  2. For a few ideas of virtual library activities and resources that you can access from home, click here.
  3. Hotspots are available for check out to Fort Bend County residents with a full-service library card. Click here for more information
  4. Nooks and Launchpads are not available for check out.
  5. We are not accepting book donations at this time.
  6. To apply for a full-service library card or an e-Card (Fort Bend County residents only), click here.
  7. Interlibrary loan is available on a limited basis.

Please note that FBCL is unable to comprehensively sanitize every single item that is checked out from its branches (books, movies, etc.), and as such, customers are advised to wash their hands after handling materials and avoid touching their faces.

To renew items, verify holds, check overdues and fines, or list items checked out, call FBCL’s Telecirc – 281-341-2686. You will need your library barcode and phone number.

The library has a vast collection of digital materials that can be accessed from home, such as:

All are available on our website and are free with your library card.

Local Coronavirus Call Centers

Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from local, state, and national agencies below.

If you are in Fort Bend County with questions about COVID-19:

  • Contact the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Department, or visit their website.
    • General Public Line: 281-633-7795;
    • Physician and Community Partner Line: 281-344-6118.

If you are in Harris County with questions about COVID-19:

  • Contact the Harris County Public Health Department, or visit their website or
    • Call Center: 832-927-7575 (daily, 9 am-7 pm)
    • Harris Health - Ask My Nurse Hotline: 713-634-1110 (daily, 9 am-7 pm) (clinical-related questions only)

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