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La Retama Central Library

805 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Sun. - Mon.: Closed
Tue. - Wed.: 10AM to 6PM
Thu. - Sat.: 9AM to 6PM

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Janet F. Harte Public Library

2629 Waldron Rd., 78418 • (361) 826-2310
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

On August 19, 2000 the Janet F. Harte Public Library opened its doors to welcome both public library patrons and high school students. Located on Flour Bluff ISD property, this 13,500-sq. ft. branch replaced both the 1,000-sq. ft. public library that had been in operation since 1977 and the 7,708-sq. ft. high school library. This library is named the Janet F. Harte Public Library in recognition of the $1.84 million gift to the city from Janet and Ed Harte establishing this library. The Library Foundation raised additional funds to augment this historic gift. Over $100,000 was raised for additional books, furnishings and equipment. Harte is located next to the Flour Bluff High School and operates as a joint public/high school library through an agreement between the City of Corpus Christi and the Flour Bluff Independent School District. There are few public/school libraries in Texas as a result of the manner in which libraries have evolved, with public and school libraries under separate jurisdictions and with state funding for libraries emanating from two state agencies.


Collections include over 40,000 Harte Library volumes, 36,000 Flour Bluff High School volumes.
Nineteen computers which provide access to the catalog and the Internet are available for public use.
Children's programs are offered on a weekly basis such as story time, arts & crafts, and other special activities. Check the News & Events section for special times and dates.
An Accessible Resource Center for people with learning disabilities or visual impairments.
The Noel McArdle Gallery features art exhibitions from local and regional artists.

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