Libraries and Library Information Relating to Harris County, Texas

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Libraries and Library Information Relating to Harris County, Texas




Libraries and Library Information


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CLAYTON LIBRARY for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library

One of the top family history and genealogy research libraries in the more.  Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004-6896  (Key Map #493W)  Phone 832-393-2600  DirectionsAbsolutely the Best Resources.

Family History Center Libraries of Harris County, Texas

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Family History Center Libraries are branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Centers provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help patrons identify their ancestors.  Everyone is welcome to come to the centers and use Family History Center resources.  Absolutely the Best Resources.

Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN)

The Houston Public Library operates HALAN, a computer network that serves seven public libraries and one community college library in the Houston area.  Powerful tool!

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission:  Genealogy Resources

Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1201 Brazos, PO Box 12927, Austin TX 78711-2927.  Main Telephone: 512-463-5455  eMail:  info AT  Best Statewide Texas Resources!



Harris County Related Libraries


CLAYTON LIBRARY for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library

One of the top family history and genealogy research libraries in the more.  Clayton Library for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004-6896  (Key Map #493W)  Phone 832-393-2600  Directions Absolutely the Best Resources.


The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, P.O. Box 1401, San Antonio, Texas 78295-1401 Telephone: (210) 225-1071  Fax: (210) 212-8514  E-mail:

Fondren Library, Rice University

The Fondren Library has many services available for research and houses one of the best  of specialized collections.  Rare books, manuscripts, and university archives are in the Woodson Research Center...
Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005 Directions?  Questions?  Call us at 713-WELCOME (713-935-2663).

Harris County Public Libraries

With administrative offices located at 8080 El Rio, HCPL distributes materials to twenty-six branch locations through its in house delivery system. The administrative offices also more....

Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum

The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library houses documents, manuscripts, and books chronicling four centuries of Texas history.  The library's primary collecting area is Texas history, focusing on: the Battle of San Jacinto,  the Texas Republic,  Texas under Spain,  France,  Mexico,  and history up to the 20th century.  The library began in 1939 with gifts from the descendants of Texas heroes, including Stephen F. Austin, Sam HoustonMirabeau B. Lamar  and  Sidney Sherman.   In addition, a major gift was granted by founding President, George A. Hill, Jr. more.   Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, One Monument Circle, La Porte, Texas  77571-9585  Phone 281-479-2421

Holocaust Museum of Houston, Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library

The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library houses the collections of Holocaust Museum Houston. The collections are divided into three separate areas: the circulating library, the archives and the Oral History more....

Houston Community College Libraries

The HCC Library has many branch locations to serve the greater Houston-Metropolitan Area.

Houston Independent School District Library Services

Department of Library Services, Jim Hundemer, Manager, 5216 Feagan  Houston, TX  77007 Phone:  (713) 861-1204    Fax:  (713) 864-9380;  Excellent System!

Houston Public Library - Central Library,  Julia Ideson Building Texas Room and Archives

HPL Central Library, Julia Ideson Building Texas Room and Archives, 500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas  77002.  Archives & Manuscripts Dept. and Texas & Local History Dept.     Julia Ideson Library Preservation Partners ("JILPP")

Houston Public Library System - Research

Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas  77002.  Branches  Special Collections, Public Library Catalog Search Engine, Information by Category, Interlibrary Loan, Books Online, and more....    Contact Us - Ask a librarian! - Get answers from a librarian in three easy ways! 1. Info 24/7 (Live real-time assistance via online chat)  2. E-mail (Leave your reference question for a response via e-mail)  3. By phone (832-393-1313)

Lone Star College System Libraries

The Lone Star College System is LSC-North Harris, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Tomball, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-CyFair, The University Center, and eCollege.  This system has many excellent resources and links to other academic libraries and to Montgomery County libraries.

Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center

The TMC LibraryRare Books ...  Manuscripts ...  Institutional Papers ... Digital Collection ... Texas Medical History ... Medical Artwork ...  The John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center (McGovern Center) in the Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) Library has notable historical collections on the foundations of the medical specialties, Texas medicine .... read more....  General Information, contacts, and Locations.

Moody Library - Houston Baptist University

The mission of the William Moody Library is to provide for Houston Baptist University a collection of primary and secondary print and non-print materials more...  Moody Library - Houston Baptist University,  7502 Fondren, Houston, Texas 77074.  Phone: (281) 649-3304

Pasadena Public Library

We offer a myriad of services and resources.  As we enter the 21st century, our emphasis will be more....

Prairie View A&M, John B. Coleman Library

The mission of the John B. Coleman Library is to provide resources and instructional material in support of the evolving curriculum, as a partner in Prairie View A&M University's mission of teaching, research, and service more....

San Jacinto College District Libraries

With branch libraries at each of the three main campuses, they are an excellent source of local history, each providing special collections. 

Texas Southern University, Robert James Terry Library

....The building was named for Dr. Robert James Terry, Interim President of the Texas Southern University from 1986-1987.... The principal research collections numbering over 264,254 volumes of print materials and 464,308 microforms are housed in a more....

University of Houston - Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library

This library has the NASA/JSC History Collection, as well as other historical and archeological archives pertaining to the local more....

University of Houston Libraries

This is a super library system.  Extensive medical, Industry, Music, Law, etc. It has almost everything one could more....

University of St. Thomas Library

Welcome to the Doherty Library. Whether you are a student or faculty member here at the University of St. Thomas, or a visitor to the campus, network or use our wireless LAN. With over 225,000 books and access to over 19,000 more....

University of Texas Libraries - Houston

Has many good links to Houston Area Libraries and other University of Texas libraries. A very extensive and far reaching library system, having anything and everything....World Class.



Other Libraries



A museum and library (Kasner Reference Library), the Catholic Archives of Texas is nationally recognized as one of the most valuable resources for the history of the Catholic Church in the more... P.O. Box 13124, Capitol Station , Austin TX 78711.  Phone: 512/476-6296  E-mail:  


The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the more.... and for Researchers....

East Texas Research Center (ETRC)

The ETRC collects, preserves, and provides physical and virtual access to East Texas’ unique cultural history....the Research Center serves as a Regional Historical Resource Depository (RHRD) for the State of more....  Stephen F. Austin State University Ralph W. Steen Library,  1936 North St., Nacogdoches TX 75961   (936) 468-2011

Lutheran Center Library, Library of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The ELCA Library participates in an international network of libraries for cataloging, information access, and interlibrary loan services. Library staff ....items from the ELCA Archives more...  The ELCA Library is located in the Lutheran Center, 8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, Illinois 60631.  For more information, please contact Claire H. Buettner  by e-mail or telephone 800.638.3522 ext. 2811 or 773.380.2811

Montgomery County Memorial Library System

The Montgomery County Memorial Library System is a leading resource of information and has several specialized collections.  The system also has branches serving the citizens throughout Montgomery County.  The Central Library ( Conroe )  is the location of the Genealogy Room, a repository of  Ceneus Records, Military Records, Family Histories, Passenger List, etc.   Central Library (Conroe), 104 I-45 North, Conroe, TX  77301 Phone:  (936) 442-7712

Presbyterian Church in America Historical Center

The Historical Center of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is the official archive of the PCA and thus our first duty is to collect and preserve the records of this denomination....See our Collection Overview for more more...PCA Historical Center, 12330 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO  63141.   314-469-9077

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives - Links

The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives is a worldwide center for the study of Baptist history. Operated by the Council of Seminary Presidents, the SBHLA is one of the major denominational collections in the nation and serves by assignment of the Southern Baptist Convention as the central depository and archives of SBC more...  The Southern Baptist Convention Building,  901 Commerce St., #400,  Nashville, TN 37203-3630

Texas A&M University Libraries

The Special Collections, Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives include military history,  Western Americana, 19th-century American prints and illustrators, Texana, natural history, nautical archaeology, the history of Texas A&M.... collections span the breadth of recorded history.... Manuscript holdings of the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives can be viewed at TARO (Texas Archival Research Online).  This website presents descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public.  Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, Texas  77843-5000  979-845-5741

The Texas State Law Library

The Texas State Law Library, P O Box 12367, Austin TX 78711-2367  Reference Desk / Circulation 512-463-1722  ...serves the legal research needs of the Court of Criminal Appeals, Supreme Court, Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies and commissions and the citizens of the state. We are a public law library.

University of Texas-Arlington Library

....Special Collections specializes in historical materials relating to Texas, the U.S. War with Mexico (1846-1848), the cartographic....  Central Library, 702 Planetarium Place, PO Box 19497, Arlington, TX 76019 (817) 272-3000

University of Texas-Austin Libraries

The collections of the University of Texas Libraries are the result of more than one hundred years of continuing commitment by librarians, faculty, students, and private more.... and the Libraries, Centers, and Museums....

Victoria College and University of Houston-Victoria Library

The VC/UHV Library is a joint library serving the Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria.  VC/UHV Library, 2602 N. Ben Jordan,  Victoria, TX 77901  361- 570-4170 | 800-687-5006







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