KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
May 3, 2020
By Jennifer Miko
Starting Monday, May 4, Fort Bend County libraries will resume their curbside services. Katy residents can request books for pickup at the Cinco Ranch branch in Katy, however, the library building will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Tomorrow, Monday, May 4, the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd., will move one step closer to reopening to the public. The library will offer Katy residents a "Books & More! Curbside Pick-up Service."
How Does the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up Work?
Call the library and provide your (unexpired) library card number.
Name the specific titles to check out, including materials on hold – a maximum of 10 items. All books and AV materials are eligible for this service.
Provide the name of the person picking up the items.
The library staff will collect the items and call you to let you know the items are available to be picked up.
Items for pickup through the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up service will be available until closing of the next business day. After that time, items will be returned to the shelves. (Items placed on hold through the online catalog will continue to be available for 10 days.)
When you arrive at the library, you will be directed to a special parking area. Call to let the staff know you have arrived, and your items will be brought out to your car and placed in the trunk.
Library cards must be valid without fines or fees more than $5. Fines of $5 or more can be paid online. The library staff will not handle fines or fees. Returned materials must be put in the outside book drop. Electronic devices (Nooks, Launchpads, and hotspots) are NOT available through the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up Service.
Cinco Ranch Library Hours for the Books & More! Curbside Pick-Up Service:
Monday – Thursday: 9a.m. - 6p.m.
Friday: 9a.m. - 5p.m.
Saturday: 9a.m. - 5p.m.
For more information, visit the Fort Bend County Libraries website here, or call 281-633-4734.
Harris County Libraries Remain Closed
The Katy and Maud Marks libraries in Katy, have not posted plans to reopen. As of this publication, the following message appears on the Harris County Public Library website:
“In accordance with Harris County’s efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, all Harris County Public Library branches will remain closed to the public at this time. Book drops will be open starting Monday, May 4, however, no late fees will be charged during the closure. Public safety is our top priority. We will provide service updates as they are developed.”
For more information about the Harris County Public Library system, visit their website here.