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4044 Greenwood Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78416 Map »

Phone: (361) 826-2356

Library Hours:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Saturday- Sunday: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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As a Family Place Library, the Ben F. McDonald Public Library offers a biannual parent/child workshop, an early literacy play area, and a parenting collection. The City expanded library services to Westside in 1966.  This community library was re-dedicated as the Ben F. McDonald Public Library in 2012.

National Designation:
Family Place Libraries™ promotes a national model for transforming public libraries into welcoming, developmentally appropriate early learning environments for very young children, their parents, and caregivers.


  • The library established La Música del Sur de Tejas (The Music of South Texas) in 2012 with funding from Humanities Texas. This gallery of photos and memorabilia honors Tejano music pioneers beginning in the 1930s.
  • Long-time resident, Joel Garcia, donated more than 30 paintings and mosaics to McDonald Library. Garcia has created mosaics and painted murals in Corpus Christi since 1959. The Joel Garcia art gallery is displayed on the south and west interior walls of the McDonald Library.
  • The Robert D. Campbell Center is a conference room dedicated to all things educational and job related.
  • Explore the Internet or use Microsoft Office productivity applications using the library’s public access computers. (Library card required)

Corpus Christi Literacy Council:

Corpus Christi Literacy Council is located in the McDonald Library.
El Centro de Alfabetización esta ubicado en el McDonald Library.

CCLC offers one-on-one tutoring to learn to read and classes to learn to speak English. Call 826-7086 to register.
Corpus Christi Literacy Council ofrece instrucción particular para aprender leer inglés y cursos para aprender hablar inglés. Llame al 826-7086 para inscribirse.