Pearland Westside Library closing in February; new facility to open in March

The Pearland Westside Branch Library located on Business Center Drive will close in early February. (Courtesy Pexels)
The Pearland Westside Branch Library located on Business Center Drive will close in early February. (Courtesy Pexels)

The Pearland Westside Branch Library located on Business Center Drive will close in early February. (Courtesy Pexels)

The Pearland Westside Branch Library, located at 2803 Business Center Drive, Ste. 101, Pearland, will close to the public Feb. 5, the Brazoria County Library System, or BCLS, announced in a Jan. 6 news release.



Even though the library will be closed to the public beginning Feb. 5, the book drop will remain open to return borrowed items. It will also still serve as an election venue for the upcoming primary election, according to BCLS.

Additionally, people who request books or other materials for pickup will need to select another location to retrieve those items, the release said. People can do so by logging into their library account online and selecting another library branch for the items to be sent, according to the release.

Pearland Tom Reid Library at 3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland, and the Manvel Library at 20514 Hwy. 6, Manvel, are the two closest facilities.


The move corresponds with the opening of the new county library at the northwest corner of Shadow Creek Parkway and Kirby Drive, which is expected to open by March, according to the news release.

The new library, which will be called the West Pearland Library, will boast a 100-seat theater, multipurpose community rooms, private study rooms and outdoor spaces, Pearland Assistant City Manager Trent Epperson previously told Community Impact Newspaper. It will also house the Brazoria County Tax Office, he added.
By Andy Yanez

Reporter, Pearland/Friendswood

Andy joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Houston. He started off as the South Houston Metro Reporter where he helped each different edition in the South Houston market before transitioning to the Pearland/Friendswood market in August 2021. Andy covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Andy served as the sports editor of The Cougar, UH's student newspaper, where he covered the university's athletics beat for two years and got to cover the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.