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Phone: (361) 826-7055
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm by Appointment Only.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
La Retama Attractions
Local History Archives
Our Local History Archives contains materials in Corpus Christi History, South Texas History, Texas History, and persons of interest. Assistance is available to professional researchers and hobbyists alike, in person and by telephone. Materials in this collection must be used in the library. Local History hours of operation vary from regular hours.
The Children's Department
La Retama Central Library also features an imaginative Children's Department, with custom murals and oversized games. Our collection of children's books ranges from books for the earliest of readers to series books for more advanced learners. The ceiling is lit up with sparking stars and colorful workstations provide a great place for children and parents to review their selections. View events at this library »
Interlibrary Loan Services
If materials such as a book or magazine article cannot be located, the Interlibrary Loan division of the South Texas Library System may be able to borrow it from another library. All Corpus Christi Public Libraries participate in this program.
The Inez Sterling Adams South Texas Historical Gallery
The Inez Sterling Adams South Texas Historical Gallery is located on the second floor of La Retama Central Library and contains lithographs, original artifacts, paintings and reproductions that illustrates the early history of South Texas and Corpus Christi.