Using the Library

Getting a Library Card
Library cards are available to all residents of Texas free of charge. Customers will need to show photo identification and proof of current residential address. Customers are financially responsible for items checked out on their accounts.
Loan Periods
ITEM                                                 LIMIT                 CHECK-OUT
Books                                                25                    2 weeks
Books on CD                                       4                      2 weeks
Music CDs                                           4                      2 weeks    
Blu-Ray/DVDs                                     3                      3 days        
Items may be renewed twice for a maximum checkout of six weeks. Exceptions include Blu-Ray/DVDs and items on hold for another customer.
Meeting Space
Small Meeting Space
Both libraries have small rooms (1-4 people) available on a same-day, first-come first-serve basis. Inquire at the Check Out desk for availability. A library card is required.
Large Meeting Space
Both libraries have large meeting rooms that are primarily for the use of the library and other city departments.
When not in use, this space is available for a fee to non-profits and other local organizations. For availability and other information, please call 713-475-4986.
Public Computers: Free
Wifi Access: Free 24 hours a day
Microfilm and Reader (Central Only): Free
Scanning: Free
Printers: $0.15 black & white printing; $0.50 color printing
Copiers: $0.15 per letter size page
Fax: $1.75 first page, $1.00 each additional page
Earbuds: $1.75
Notary Service
Pasadena Library offers Notary Service free of charge to Pasadena Library card holders.  The service is available at both libraries (Central & Fairmont) Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Customers are responsible for providing proper identification and witnesses. 
Fines are charged for most materials at a rate of $0.25 per day, per item for all overdue library materials and cost of the item plus a $10.00 fee for all unreturned items. Items cannot be checked out or renewed if your fine exceeds $10.00.  Fines for items from the MovieBox are charged at a rate of $1.00 per day.


Holiday Closures
Good Friday & San Jacinto Day: Closed Friday, April 19, 2019 through Monday, April 22, 2019.
Memorial Day: Closed Monday, May 27, 2019.
Independence Day: Close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Labor Day: Closed Monday, September 2, 2019.
Veteran’s Day: Closed Monday, November 11, 2019.
Thanksgiving Holidays: Closed Thursday, November 28, 2019 through Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Christmas Holidays: Close Monday, December 23rd at 5:00 PM.  Closed Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and Wednesday, December 25, 2019.