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NOTICE: Janet F. Harte Public Library will be closed for several days to replace its AC units. Janet F. Harte Public Library will close on Saturday, August 31 and will re-open Monday, September 16 at 10 a.m. The book drop will remain open for items to be returned. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Corpus Christi Public Libraries provides services to residents of the City through La Retama Central Library and five branch libraries. In addition to traditional print collections, patrons also have access to the Internet, audiobooks, Blu-Rays, downloadable media, and a variety of digital publications.

Library users can access a number of databases offered by the Texas State Library TexShare program. The Local History/Genealogy Department at La Retama Central Library houses state and international genealogy resources, Texas and local history collections, and one of the most extensive Hispanic genealogy collections in the state. 

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
Email: library@cctexas.com
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Corpus Christi Public Libraries Services

Digital Resources

Corpus Christi Public Libraries offers eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMovies, eMusic, eMagazines, Special Interest Resources 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.

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