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Coronavirus Community Resources

Notice: Corpus Christi Public Libraries are operating with new hours for each location, and patrons are *required to wear masks for in-person services with social distancing practices in place.  

*Mask Requirements

Curbside Services are available depending upon availability, please contact your preferred library location.



Curbside service for library materials is available upon request. Please contact your library locations for availability. 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 

  1. Books
  2. Audio Books
  3. DVDs & Blue Rays

The book drop is open for returns.


Ready to find your next adventure. Browse our new and existing fiction, nonfiction, children's books, multimedia, and even our TOP PICKS all from your computer.

Subscribe to our New Book Alerts to receive email alerts of new books arriving at our libraries.

Check out our Author Check service where you can track your favorite author, explore authors our library owns books by, track books in series, see titles our library owns in book series, and receive an auto-email notification.

Looking for recommendations, sign up for our Book Newsletter. Get a monthly newsletter full of recommendations and award-winning selections for all ages. 


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

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