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Corpus Christi Public Libraries offers services at five branch locations throughout the City. We offer so much more than books! In addition to traditional print collections, patrons also have access to the Internet, audiobooks, Blu-Rays, downloadable media, and a variety of digital publications. Library users can access a number of databases offered by the Texas State Library TexShare program. If you have a research project, we also have four distinct research collections. La Retama Central Library also houses historical archive collections related to the history of Corpus Christi and surrounding communities. Corpus Christi Public Libraries is accredited by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. 

Contact Information

For the Library Department

Mailing Address
805 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Virtual Receptionist
For Branch Information: (361) 826-7055
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La Retama Central Library
Phone: (361) 826-7055
Fax: (361) 826-7046
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Corpus Christi Public Libraries Services

Digital Resources

Corpus Christi Public Libraries offers many free digital services to the citizens of Corpus Christi.

Inter Library Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program lets library card holders borrow items from libraries outside of the City.

Library Meeting Rooms

The Corpus Christi Public Libraries provides meeting and conference rooms available for the public and non-profit organizations.

Local History and Genealogy

If you have a research project, the Library has four distinct research collections: Texas and Local History, Genealogy (National and International) and the Hispanic Genealogy Collection.

Friends of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Donate to the library through the Friends of the Library

Friends of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries Page

Sculpture outside La Retama Library

Online Archives

digital archives

Special Collections and Archives

Obituary Index

Old Bay View Cemetary

U.S. Mexican War Records

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

Women's Monday Club

La Retama Club