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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.



Ends Saturday, November 7th. For more information click here 
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.



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.

  1. Computer\Internet access – sessions will be limited to 1½ hours per day, reservation required.
  2. Copy Machine use – 30 minutes, reservation required
  3. 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:

  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 for 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