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Welcome to Knox Memorial Library

About Us


The Knox Memorial Library is the main branch of the Austin County Library System. Our library offers innovative, cost-effective services by providing library materials, resources, information, entertainment, and lifelong learning opportunities to enrich the lives of the residents of Austin County.


The Knox Memorial Library is the main branch of Austin County Library System. The library was a gift to the citizens of Wallis and to the surrounding communities by Robert W. Knox in memory of his great-great grandfather, Joseph E. Wallis, the founder of Wallis, Texas. The Knox Memorial Library’s automated library collection and free Public Access Internet service is available to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community’s residents. The library provides services not only to Wallis, but to all of Austin County; also patrons from three adjoining counties: Fort Bend County, Simonton, Colorado County and Wharton County.


Lyndsey Martinez, Librarian

Melissa McFarland, Assistant Librarian

Maria Longoria, Librarian Aid


The Austin County Library System libraries do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.