Phone #: (361) 293-6321
M - F:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on City observed holidays)

Carl & Mary Welhausen Public Library

810 Front Street
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5001
  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.

LIBRARY CARDS ARE COMPLETELY FREE FOR ALL IN COUNTY (DeWitt & Lavaca) 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.

The Library now offers tons of FREE resources online for your convenience. Please visit the "Resources" page by clicking on the link in the side navigation bar. Remember, it's all FREE with your library card!

Use the Librista App to connect with the library or click on the link below to login from a computer. 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 your 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. $3.95 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.

Libby/Overdrive - eBooks!!!
Borrow eBooks from your library today. With the Libby App, 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 has 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.