Carl & Mary Welhausen
Public Library
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The mission of the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library is to enrich the lives of those residing in and around
Yoakum by empowering them to strive for personal, educational, and professional growth, while inspiring a
love of reading, advancing human knowledge, and strengthening the community.
810 Front Street
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5001
RESIDENTS. Out of area individuals are subject to a small fee of $5 per month or $25 per year.
With a library card, you gain FREE access to all library services.
Search Library Catalog
Use the Librista App to connect with the library.
Manage your account on the go, search the card
catalog, reserve items, and view library news.
Access your library account and view
our card catalog online.
Anyone may view the online card catalog to see what the library has on the shelf;
however, you must have a valid library card in order to login to their account. Your
your library card number will be used as both your username and pin number.
Recheck and reserve items, write reviews, build your book bag, AND MUCH
MORE! Please be advised that accounts must be current and free of fines/fees in
order to renew and/or reserve items.
Interlibrary Loans
Take advantage of our interlibrary loan program designed to
provide materials to our library patrons that are not found in
our collection.  Patrons are asked to come by the library
or call to make a request. $3.00 postage fee required at time
request is made unless you are a current FOL.
SimplyE - eBooks
SimplyE is the reading app that makes it easy to browse, borrow, and read and listen
to ebooks or digital audiobooks in your library’s collection on your mobile device.
Created by a partnership of libraries across the country, led by the New York Public
Library, SimplyE gives you access to a nationwide e-book and digital audiobook
library lending program. E-Read Texas is funded in part by a grant from the US
Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library
and Archives Commission.  Search your play store for the SimplyE App.
SimplyE Getting Started Flyer & Detailed Instructions
SimplyE Welcome Flyer & Basic Instructions
SimplyE Poster
SimplyE User & Troubleshooting Guide
Get Started Today Visual
OVERDRIVE - eBooks!!!
Borrow eBooks from your library today. With overdrive,
you can borrow and enjoy FREE eBooks, audiobooks, and
more from your library's digital collection.  All you need is
an internet connection and a valid library card.  
The Overdrive and/or Libby App
may also be downloaded to your portable device.
Need access to INTERNET at home, on vacation, in the car, etc.?
The Library now has T-Mobile HOTSPOTS that can be checked out to patrons with an active library card that is free from fines, fees, blocks, negative
checkout history, etc. Certain rules apply and an acknowledgment agreeing to follow these rules is required to be read and signed prior to EACH checkout of these devices -
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! In addition, patrons will be asked to complete a short online survey evaluating the service the hotspot has provided to you.
Funded by the Tocker Foundation in partnership with AustinFree.Net, Central Texas Library Systems, and the University of Texas at Austin

ENGLISH Flyer              SPANISH Flyer              Internet

Safety              HotSpot Lending Agreement
The Tocker Foundation
awards grant in the
amount of $9,070 to the
Carl and Mary
Welhausen Library for
Collection Development
and New Computers
Texas Book Festival
funds purchase of Adult
Large Print books and
Audiobooks in the
amount of $2,500
Hancher Foundation
Awards Library over
$20,000 for purchase of
books, computer desks,
and 2022 summer program
Humanities Texas grant
helps provide relief to
the Library.
The Library now offers tons of FREE resources online for your convenience. Please visit the
"NEW! Digital Resources, Databases and Online Learning Platforms" page by clicking on the
link in the side navigation bar.
Remember, it's all FREE with your library card!
Library Home Page
Teen Services
Children's Services
Event Calendar
NEW! Digital
Resources, Databases,
and Online Learning
Homework Help
Library Policies &
Book Request Form
Library History
Genealogy/Local History
Friends of the Library
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