Libraries' Network Down

Beginning at noon on Fri, May 14, through mid-morning Mon, May 17, the FBCL network will be down at ALL LOCATIONS because of HVAC (a/c) replacement at the main library.

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Phase 3 Gradual Re-Opening

Five library buildings now open to the public. For more information, click here.

Curbside Pick-Up Service continues at all locations.

Live - Texas Talks: Texas Convict Lease System

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Lectures, History/Genealogy
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description


Dr. Jachs from the Houston Community College History Department will be giving a lecture on the Texas Convict Lease System that was used here in Texas during the post Civil War era from 1867-1910.  Dr. Jachs will also discuss the graves found on the FBISD and the eventual outcome of that discovery.

All registered patrons will get a WebEx invitation just prior to the meeting to join the lecture.  Be Sure that your email address is accurate, that is where your invitation will be sent.