Montgomery County Memorial Library System - Malcolm Purvis Library | Kids Out and About Houston

Montgomery County Memorial Library System - Malcolm Purvis Library

510 Melton
Magnolia , TX , 77354
Phone: 936-442-7704
30° 12' 37.5264" N, 95° 45' 3.0024" W
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MCMLS is a public library system with 1 Central Library and 6 branch libraries serving Montgomery County, TX. The Central Library is home to one of the largest Genealogy and Local History collections in the state of Texas.


This branch library continues to be a gathering place for the ever growing community of Magnolia and southwest Montgomery County.  In the Fall of 2010, the tax office was relocated and the Malcolm Purvis Library expanded into the entire 9,800 square feet of its current location.  The library’s customers browse a collection of nearly 70,000 items, with resources in all popular formats, and enjoy a variety of programs for all ages.  During Fiscal Year 2012, the Malcolm Purvis Library circulated 121,588 items and welcomed more than 90,000 visitors.


  • 11 computers with Internet, Microsoft Office and Catalog access
  • 2 AWE Early Learning Computers
  • 2 laptop computers for in-house checkout
  • 1 print station
  • 1 photocopier
  • 1 meeting rooms
  • wireless Internet access - No password required. Printing is not available through wireless access.

Meeting Rooms - 1 community room

Exhibits & Displays

Group Tours

2012 Statistics

Open since 1997
Square footage – 9,800
Collection Size – 69,762
Circulation – 121,588
Cardholders –15,915
Staff – 9


Library System Statistics

7 Branches
151 Employees
268 Public Internet PCs
2 million items circulated
398,290 patrons served
1948 - year founded
683,000 holdings (book, video, and audio formats combined)
3rd largest genealogical collection in a Texas Public Library


Vision Statement

To enrich lives by providing access to information, ideas, and interactions.


Mission Statement

In pursuing this mission, the MCMLS values

  • awareness of the needs of the citizens;
  • ease of access for all individuals;
  • diversity of peoples and cultures;
  • motivated, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff;
  • full utilization of print and non-print technology;
  • proactive environment that promotes partnering.
Tutoring / Test prep, Technology/Computers, Preschool, Reading / Story time, Hands-on, Arts and Crafts, Home Schooling

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