Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library
1230 Carmel Pkwy., 78411 • (361) 826-2370
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12 Noon - 4:00pm (September - May)
Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library is the oldest and busiest branch of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries and serves the community of South Central Corpus Christi. The Neyland Public Library collection has over 85,000 items including DVDs, Books on CD, and Large Print. The Neyland Public Library has over 15 internet computers and is a city HotZone for Wi-Fi. The Neyland Public Library offers a wide variety of Children's programming including storytimes, craft times, Book Clubs and the Texas Summer Reading Club. Check the News & Events section for times and dates. On September 6, 2008 the branch was Re-Dedicated as the Anita and W.T Neyland Public Library with the Mary and Jeff Bell Children's Area. Anita and W.T Neyland were generous community supporters. The $850,000 bequest spearheaded the recent remodel and expansion. The remodel included a new meeting room, improved bathroom facilities and modern fixtures, as well as, an updated look inside and out. Mary and Jeff Bell have been longtime supporters of children's libraries in Corpus Christi. Mary Bell was a longtime volunteer at the branch, reading to children for many years. Their generosity provided the new Children's furniture and expanded collection for the new addition. The addition doubled the size of the Children's area and provided a new Children's Reading area for expanded programming.
Special Collections include: A Large Print Collection with over 1,500 books, the Neyland Public Library houses one of the largest Large Print Collections in the System.
With funding from the AAUW Bookfinders, over 1,000 Classic titles have been added for a “Classics” Collection within the library. In additions, special “Classics” programing is available. Check the News & Events section for times and dates.