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All Corpus Christi Public Libraries will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries will reopen, Tuesday, May 30th.  


                 Summer Reading  Program for ALL ages

                             Registration for kids and teens starts June 5th. 
                                       Adults can register to start June 1st. 

                                                   Register → Get Your Booklet → Your Summer Adventure Begins 

                                       May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor !!! - Effie Trinket, Hunger Games 


                                                         Corpus Christi Public Libraries Summer 2023 Brochure Cover Page

                                    CHECK OUT ALL THE AWESOME PROGRAMS
                                     WE HAVE GOING ON THIS SUMMER
                             Summer 2023  Brochure -> HERE


Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge

Join us as we explore the Harbor Bridge's beginnings and its role in the growth of Corpus Christi.
The Harbor Bridge exhibition is at the La Retama Central Library for the month of May.

La Retama Central Library 
805 Comanche St. 
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

For more information about this exhibit, visit our Digital Resource Page



Online Magazines are now available through our CloudLibrary App!!!  CloudLibrary App Icon

Download to your device. Register with your library card. Checkout our selection


Ask us about free Internet!!!

Mobile Hotspots are now available for checkout. 

Call us for more details. 
Library Locations and Hours



Click here to register for a 30-day library account to access our digital resources and check out one physical item through our curbside service.

Contact Information

For the Library Department

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Mailing Address
805 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

La Retama Central Library
Phone: (361) 826-7000
Fax: (361) 826-7046
Director of Libraries »

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Services

Digital Resources

Corpus Christi Public Libraries offers eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMovies, eMusic, eMagazines, Special Interest Resources, Public Review Documents and access to TexShare Databases.

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 & Genealogy

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

Virtual Programs

The library is offering a wide variety of virtual programs for patrons of all ages. Programs include virtual crafts, STEM programs, storytime, and puppet theater.

Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries

Donate to the Library through the Friends of the Library

Friends of Corpus Christi Public Libraries Page

Sculpture outside La Retama Library

Local History Sites

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