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Emergency Alert

The National Weather Service is forecasting a cold front for Corpus Christi that will bring dramatically colder temperatures to our area Thursday, January 20 and Friday, January 21. Please protect people, property, pets, and plants during cold weather. Visit for more information.

Bond 2018 Library Improvements. Starting Monday, December 6, 2021,
Owen R. Hopkins Public Library location
will be CLOSED.
We plan to reopen Monday, February 7, 2022.


Our Winter Brochure is Here !!  Check out all our Library Programs!!! 


Winter 2021 Brochure -> HERE


La Retama Central Library Maker's Day Art Expo

We're looking for artists of all ages and skill levels for our Maker's Day Art Expo!
If you knit, crochet, macrame, quilt/sew, dabble in woodwork, or any other art form, this is the art show for you.
For more information, please call 361-826-7000.

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La Retama Central Library Maker's Day Art Expo > Flyer


Corpus Christi Public Libraries Virtual Book Club

Join us for our January Virtual Book Club selection.

December Virtual Book Club Selection - True Crime Story by Joseph Knox


Mystery at the Library Book Club, this month's feature title is True Crime Story by Joseph Knox.
This mystery is sure to keep you on your toes! These books are available starting Janurary1st. 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:
Jan 26, 2022 @ 6:00 PM  Live Virtual Author Event



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.



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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
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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