Library News

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Memorial Day Weekend  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed on Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular Books & More! Curbside Pick-up service hours at the libraries will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Your online library is always open at for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books or music, or using the research databases. For more information, […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Unveil E-Card Feature  

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is introducing a new e-Card option on Monday, May 11, that gives Fort Bend County residents access to electronic resources, such as downloadable e-books and audiobooks, music, streaming movies, e-magazines, online homework help, and research databases – all of which can be used through the FBCL website ( without needing to go to the libraries’ physical locations. Fort Bend County residents, who do not currently have the standard library card, […]

Libraries Adjust To Virtual Format To Continue Service To Public

With the health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) librarians are “thinking outside the box” to continue meeting the needs of county residents. The library buildings themselves are not currently open to the public, but that does not mean the libraries’ resources are not available. Many of FBCL’s electronic resources can be accessed from home through the libraries’ website. eBooks, e-audiobooks, magazines, music, research databases, and even streaming movies are available […]

Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge For Kids, Teens, & Adults Starts May 25  

Fort Bend County Libraries presents special reading challenges during the summer to encourage reading among children from birth and up, as well as teens and adults. “Imagine Your Story” is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Online registration for the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge, which takes place at all Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) locations, will begin on Monday, May 25, and continue through September 30. Children from infancy through school-age are invited to read […]


Would you like to learn a new language? Do you want to make yourself more marketable to an employer by being bilingual? Learning another language can have many benefits, and Fort Bend County Libraries’ “Transparent Language® Online” resource makes learning a new language easier than ever – plus, it’s free and accessible from home on your computer! The Transparent Languages resource offers online courses for people who would like to learn a new language. The database includes […]

Libraries Re-Launch Curbside Pick-Up Service Monday, May 4    

Starting Monday, May 4, Fort Bend County Libraries will re-launch the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service during limited hours. Library service will be available through curbside pick-up ONLY; library buildings will NOT be open to the public. Library materials should be returned in the outside book drop. Library staff will not handle fines or fees, or accept returned materials, during curbside pick-up. Hours for the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service: Mon-Thu – 9 […]

Fort Bend County Libraries Helps Students Excel With Online Homework Help At Home              

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Brainfuse HelpNow (Homework Tutoring) program – which is online and accessible from home computers — enables the library system to provide online homework assistance in a broad range of subjects in both English and Spanish for students in grades K through 12, free of charge. This tutoring program is an Internet-based service that provides library patrons with live, on-demand homework help, seven days a week, from 2:00 to 11:00 pm. Certified […]

Libraries’ “Learning Express” Resource Helps Improve Computer Skills And Career-Readiness              

Are you re-entering the workforce or looking for a new career? Do you want to improve your computer skills so you can qualify for more jobs?  Would practice tests for college-entrance exams or occupational-certification exams be helpful? Fort Bend County Libraries’ LearningExpress Library is a free online computer resource that helps people improve their computer skills, explore careers, prepare for civil-service certification exams for jobs such as firefighters, EMTs, postal workers, and police officers, and […]


Because of continuing public-health concerns with COVID-19, all Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) locations are closed as of Friday, March 20, 2020, at 5:00 pm, and are tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6, 2020. The Curbside Pick-Up service has been suspended. All fines and fees accrued during this period will be waived. FBCL’s regular online services continue to be available 24/7. Through FBCL’s website (, library patrons have access to the following, and much more. […]

Fort Bend County Libraries To Close; New Curbside Pick-Up Service To Start

Out of an abundance of caution during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is taking precautionary steps to continue to maintain services to our communities while ensuring the well-being of our staff and community. As of Wednesday, March 18, all Fort Bend County Libraries will be CLOSED. Library buildings will not be accessible for public use. HOWEVER — Starting Thursday, March 19, FBCL will launch the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service. Library patrons will be […]