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Coronavirus Information

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Effective March 20, 2020.

All Corpus Christi Public Libraries will be closed until further notice.

Book drop is open for returns 
Due dates are being adjusted 
If you do not have a library account. Click here to register for a 90-day account to access our digital resources and check out one physical item through our curbside service, call 826-7055 for details. 
Access digital resources 24/7 through our website 

  • Hoopla App (5 checkouts per month)
  • Axis360 App (eBooks/eAudio)
  • RB Digital App (eMagazines)
  • Transparent Language App
  • Birdwatching
  • Texshare Databases

                  Career Development and Online Learning  (Learning Express)  
                  Do-It-Yourself Reference Centers (Hobbies & Craft Center/Home Repair/Car Repair) 
                  Legal Resources (Gale Legal Forms) 
                  Science and Technology (Gale Science)  

  • Curbside service will be available Starting Monday 3/23 from 2:00pm -5:30pm Contact your home library for information 

For information call (361) 826-7055 


Stay home don't roam, use digital resources from home

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. Texas and local history collections. Texas State Library TexShare databases. Visit our Corpus Christi Public Libraries YouTube Channel for virtual storytimes, arts and crafts and so much more.


KEDT Learning Media platform has a complete and secure online class management system.  Teachers, parents, and students have complete FREE access to KEDT's library at

Online Story Times

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 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