For Lake Houston-area residents who are avid readers, there is an abundance of public library branches, bookstores and Little Free Libraries to check out. This list is not comprehensive.

Public library branches

Atascocita Branch Library

19520 Pinehurst Trail Drive, Humble


Kingwood Branch Library

4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood


Octavia Fields Branch Library

1503 S. Houston Ave., Humble


R.B. Tullis Branch Library

21569 Hwy. 59, New Caney


How to get a library card

Visit the circulation desk at any of the Harris County Public Library’s 26 branch locations or the Montgomery County Memorial Library System’s seven locations to receive a free library card with proof of residency.

Harris County Public Library
  • Knowledge Cards provide access to books, DVDs, video and music streaming, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and online research and learning tools. Knowledge cardholders can also borrow materials from partner libraries including Bellaire City Library, Montgomery County Memorial Library System and Pasadena Public Library.
  • The Harris County Enhanced+ Library Card is a full-service library card that can also be used as a supplemental form of photo ID.
  • Military Library Cards gives active-duty military personnel access to e-books, video and music streaming, and online research wherever they may be stationed.
  • Texshare Cards allow HCPL cardholders to borrow materials from other participating libraries in Texas.
  • iKnow Cards are limited to Harris County residents and provide access to e-books, audiobooks, video and music streaming, magazines and research; Knowledge cardholders do not need an iKnow Card. To apply, visit
Montgomery County Memorial Library System
  • Adult Cards are available for Texas residents who are 18 or older and have proof of their current address and a valid photo ID.
  • Minor Cards are available for children ages 5-17. A legal guardian must be present with the child to receive a card, and the legal guardian must agree to be responsible for the minor account until the child reaches age 18.
  • Digital Access Cards provide access to e-books, audiobooks, research databases and two hours of on-site computer time per day. To apply, visit
Local bookstores

Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Located within Deerbrook Mall, this bookstore features an on-site cafe, toys and games, and an expanded vinyl section.

20131 Hwy. 59 N., Humble


The Beacon Christian Book Store

Located within Light of The World Christian Fellowship, this religious bookstore is open to the public.

16161 Old Humble Road, Humble


The Book Readers Venue

This independent bookstore specializes in the genres of romance and romantic suspense with a focus on independently published books.

810 First St. E., Ste. D, Humble


DNA Comics & Games

Ideal for gamers, this local spot carries a variety of comic books, card games, toys and gaming accessories in addition to hosting regular card game tournaments.

20032 Hwy. 59 N., Humble


Half Price Books

This discount bookstore offers both new and used books, music, movies and games in addition to unique collectibles.

9743 FM 1960 Bypass Road W., Humble


The Nest of Kingwood

This Christian boutique offers a variety of books and gifts made by local artisans that aim to inspire and encourage.

1599 B Northpark Drive, Kingwood


Little Free Libraries

The nonprofit Little Free Library aims to build community, inspire readers and expand book access by building a global network of volunteer-run book exchange boxes. These stations invite readers to take and return books at their leisure and are open 24/7. For more information about Little Free Library, visit

  • 17302 W. Lake Houston Parkway
  • 6500 Kingwood Glen Drive
  • 16460 W. Lake Houston Parkway
  • 2923 Hummingbird Lane
  • 110 N. Ave. E.
  • 10303 Peeble Trail Court
  • 17321 Woodland Hills Drive
  • 5702 Forest Timbers
  • 8789 Elm Drake Lane
  • 20634 Kenswick Drive
  • 20 Club Oak Court
  • 2411 Pleasant Creek Place
  • 5606 Rapid Brook Court
  • 2030 Shadow Rock
  • 21010 Aldens Oak
  • 1901 Woodland Hills Drive
  • 1800 Trailwood Village Drive
  • 1707 Chimney Vine Lane
  • 22401 Loop 494
  • 22800 Hwy. 59 N.
  • 22525 Soaring Woods Lane
  • 2882 Rocky Woods Drive