Five additional library locations in the Fort Bend County Library System will reopen their buildings starting June 4. The Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, the First Colony Branch, the Mamie George Branch in Stafford, the Mission Bend Branch and the Sugar Land Branch will join the five other libraries that opened March 15.

Library patrons will not be required to wear a mask, per the governor's recent executive order prohibiting mask mandates for public buildings.

Once reopened, many library services available prior to March 2020 will be offered again, including the use of study rooms for up to two hours at a time, test proctoring, the acceptance of cash and the availability of 3-D printers for use at certain locations.

“We’ve missed all of our patrons, and we know how important Fort Bend County’s libraries are to their daily lives,” Library Director Clara Russell said. “As we reopen, we will combine our traditional ways of doing things with some of the virtual elements we’ve adopted over the past year. Many people like to browse our collections in person, while others appreciate the convenience of placing a hold on materials by phone or online through our catalog and picking them up with our curbside pickup service.”

The Books and More Curbside Pick-Up service will continue to be offered at all Fort Bend Library locations.