Notice: Corpus Christi Public Libraries are operating by reservation only and patrons are required to wear masks for in-person services (please read below). Only individuals with reservations will be allowed to enter the library and will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Library checkout is only available through Curbside Services.
BROWSE & GO SATURDAYS @ LA RETAMA CENTRAL LIBRARY
Starting Saturday, Sept. 12
10:00 AM—5:00 PM
- First come, first served—limited capacity each hour
- Browsing sessions up to 1 hour
- Browse and check out material
- No computers, no copier, no seating, and no curbside service
If you have a specific request or need assistance finding a title, please use our online catalog and curbside service -Monday—Friday.
Please Keep in Mind:
- New session starts each hour.
- You will have up to 1 hour depending on the time you arrive.
- Must be here by 4:30 for last session of the day.
IN-PERSON SERVICES BY RESERVATION
The following services will be offered at all library locations from 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To make a reservation for the below services call our automated phone system at 361-826-7055, press "7" to select your library location, after selecting your library location press "4" to speak to a circulation staff member Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
- Computer\Internet access – sessions will be limited to 1½ hours per day, reservation required.
- Copy Machine use – 30 minutes, reservation required
- Access to Public Review documents, reservation required
Curbside service for library material will continue between the hours of 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. For information about curbside services call our automated phone system at 361-826-7055, press "7" to select your library location, after selecting your library location press "4" to speak to a circulation staff member Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Library materials include:
- Audio Books
- DVDs & Blue Rays
The book drop is open for returns.
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REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT
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.
Corpus Christi Public Libraries Services
Corpus Christi Public Libraries offers eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMovies, eMusic, eMagazines, Special Interest Resources, Public Review Documents and access to TexShare Databases.
The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program lets library card holders borrow items from libraries outside of the City.
The Corpus Christi Public Libraries provides meeting and conference rooms available for the public and non-profit organizations.
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.
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