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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.

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Join us for our April's Virtual Book Club selection.

Murder at the Library Book Club, this month's feature title is Marie Benedict's The Mystery of Mrs. Christie. This mystery is sure to keep you on your toes!

This book is available starting April 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:

Apr 28, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time  => Live Virtual Author Event

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Existing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Members

Please take a few minutes to fill out the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten survey, if your child has already reached one of the reading milestones for the program. This way we can get prizes ready for the month of May.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY FILLED OUT THE FORM TO RECEIVE YOUR CHILD'S PRIZES. 

Registration begins April 1st and ends April 24th.: 
1,000 Book Before Kindergarten Form

We will keep everyone updated on our next 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration.

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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.

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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
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, 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