Clayton Library

Places-Unique-Clayton House exterior
Courtesy of Houston Public Library
Places-Unique-Clayton Library exterior
Courtesy of Houston Public Library
Places-Unique-Clayton House exterior
Places-Unique-Clayton Library exterior

Thousands of visitors from all over the United States (not to mention countless Houstonians) come to the Clayton Library every month to comb through its extensive archives in search of ancestral information. Founded in 1921 and housed in both a three-story brick Georgian-style house in the Museum District built in 1917 and an adjoining center, this is a rich resource for documents, books, charts, maps, manuscripts, photographs and countless other reference materials that aid amateur and professional history detectives and researchers. The historic home is currently closed for renovations with the newest in green architectural technology, but the contents are available in the main building.


5300 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77024


Open Now
Sun: Closed
Mon: 9 am-5 pm
Tue: 9 am-9 pm
Wed: 9 am-9 pm
Thu: 9 am-9 pm
Fri: 9 am-5 pm
Sat: 9 am-5 pm

Good to Know

  • Free Admission
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi