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Temporary Library Closures for maintenance:
Neyland closes September 20th reopens October 11th
La Retama Central closes September 27th reopens November 1st


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and our Food for Fines Event 

Food for Fines - PDF


Corpus Christi Public Libraries Virtual Book Club

Join us for our September Virtual Book Club selection.

Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer September Book Club Selection

Mystery at the Library Book Club, this month's feature title is: 

The Last Mona Lisa by Jonathan Santlofer. 
This mystery is sure to keep you on your toes! These books are available starting September 1st. for immediate and unlimited checkout through the Axis360 app.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries.
Register Now for the Live Virtual Author Event:
Sep 29, 2021 06:00 PM. Live Virtual Author Event


1,000 Before Kindergarten September Event 

Our Youth Librarians have something special planned for our next quarterly 1000 Book celebration in September. 

1000 Books before Kindergarten September celebration

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten September  2021 Celebration - PDF


Click here to register for a 90-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

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 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 Dungeon & Dragons, 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