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Stage 1 Drought Mandatory Restrictions Now in Effect 
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The Corpus Christi Public Libraries will be closed Monday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will resume our library services Tuesday, July 5th.


Our Summer Brochure is Here !! 

Check out what we have going on all SUMMER long!!! 

CCPL Summer 2022 Program and Events Brochure

Summer 2022 Brochure -> HERE


Corpus Christi Public Libraries Virtual Book Club

Join us for our June Virtual Book Club selection.

June 2022 Book Club Selection:  The Texas Job by Reavis Z. Wortham

Mystery at the Library Book Club, this month's feature title: The Texas Job with Reavis Z. Wortham
This mystery is sure to keep you on your toes! These books are available starting June 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:
Jun 29, 2022 06:00 PM (Central)   Live Virtual Author Event



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.



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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