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Speer Memorial Library Mission, Texas
  

Library Resources

Speer Memorial Library houses over 100,000 books, paperbacks, microforms, and audiovisual material. The library has a budget of over $1,000,000, some 30+ paid staff, along with additional workstudy and other "volunteer" workers who help in the library as well as in library sponsored programs such as "GED" training, Income Tax assistance, and Computer Literacy.

Our most popular informational, educational, and recreational acquisition ...the Internet... is available at each of our 250 plus public accessible computer terminals. We also have a Dial-Up Internet Access System with over 2,500 individual library patrons signed up to dial-up to the Internet from their home or office via our library.

The Library has meeting rooms available on reservation to groups whose purposes are civic, cultural, or educational. These rooms are not available for the following purposes: business and corporate sales or promotional meetings, partisan groups, religious meetings, social affairs, or receptions of a personal nature.

To view more information about these rooms click here Provisions for Community Rooms and if you would like to request a reservation please download and fill out a Community Request Form and bring it to the Library.

Other resources available at Speer Memorial Library include:

  • Computer Lab Room
  • Study Rooms

Full-Text Databases

(Note: These sites are only accessible from computers within the library or if you are dialed in to the library through a valid Dial-Up Access account.)
EBSCO
SIRS Discoverer
SIRS Knowledge Source (Researcher, Government Documents, and Renaissance)
Texas State Library Databases
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Periodicals

Newspapers
Magazines
Children's Magazines
Professional Magazines
newspapers magazines children's magazines professional magazines

Periodical Subscriptions


Newspaper Issues Held
Corpus Christi Caller-Times The current and previous month
Monitor The current and previous month
New York Times The current and previous month
Progress Times 1915 - present (on microfilm / homepage)
U.S.A. Today The current and previous month
Valley Morningstar The current and previous month
Wall Street Journal The current and previous month
Magazines
All You 2009
American Heritage 1954 - present
American Iron 2009 - 2010
Angels on Earth 2009 - present
Arthritis Today 2009 - present
Better Homes and Gardens 2009 - present
Bon Appetit 2009 - 2010
Brides 2009 - present
Business Week 2009 - present
Columbia 2009 - present
Consumer Reports 2009 - present
Cosmopolitan (English) 2009 - present
Cosmopolitan (Spanish) 2009 - present
Crafting Traditions 1996 - 2003
Crafts 1995 - 2003
Crafts 'n Things 1995 - present
Craftworks 1995 - 2003
Create & Decorate 2009 - present
Cross Stitch 1994 - 2003
Diabetes Forecast 2009 - present
Discover 2009 - present
Ebony 2009 - present
Economist 2010 - present
Entertainment Weekly 2011 - present
Everyday with Rachel Ray 2009 - present
Family Circle 2009 - present
Field and Stream 2009 - present
Forbes 2009 - present
Fortune 2009 - present
Glamour 2009 - present
Golf Digest 2009 - present
Good Housekeeping 2009 - present
Homeschooling Handbook 2012 - present
Kiplinger's 2009 - present
Ladies Home Journal 2009 - present
Life 1982 - 2000
Martha Stewart Living 2009 - present
Men's Health 2011 - present
Money 2011 - present
Mother Earth News 2010 - present
Motor Trend 2009 - present
National Geographic 1888 - 1947 (CD ROM)
1947 - present
National Review 2009 - present
National Wildlife 2009 - present
Natural History 2009 - present
New Republic 2010 - present
New York Times Magazine 2009; 2011 - present
New Yorker 2009 - present
Newsweek 2009 - present
Outdoor Life 2009 - present
Paper Crafts 2005 - present
Parenting 2009 - present
Parents 2009 - present
PC World 2013 - present
People 2009 - present
People en Espańol 2009 - present
Popular Mechanics 2009 - present
Popular Photography 2009 - 2010
Popular Science 2009 - present
Prevention 2009 - present
Psychology Today 2009 - present
Reader's Digest 2009 - present
Reader's Digest LT 2013 - present
Real Simple 2011 - present
Redbook 2009 - present
Ride Texas 2009
Rolling Stone 2009 - present - present
Saturday Evening Post 2009 - present
Scientific American 2009 - present
Seventeen 2009 - present
Sew News 2009 - present
Siempre Mujer 2009 - present
Smithsonian 2009 - present
Soap Opera Weekly 2009 - 2011
Southern Living 2009 - present
Southwest Art 1995 - present
Sports Illustrated 2009 - present
Taste of Home 2011 - present
Texas Highways 2009 - present
Texas Monthly 2009 - present
Texas Parks and Wildlife 2009 - present
Threads 2009 - present
Time 2009 - present
Trailer Life 2009 - present
T.V. y Novelas 2009 - present
Us Weekly 2011 - present
U.S. News 2009 - 2010
Vanidades 2009 - present
Vogue 2009 - present
Web MD 2010 - present
Woman's Day 2009 - present
Woman's World 2011 - present
Writer's Digest 2011 - present
Woman's Health 2013 - present
Children's Magazines
American Girl 2011 - present
Boys' Life 2011 - present
Cobblestone 2011 - present
Current Health for Kids 2011 - present
Current Health for Teens 2011 - present
Girls' Life 2011 - present
Highlights 2011 - present
Highlights High Five 2013 - present
Humpty Dumpty 2011 - present
Jack and Jill 2011 - present
Kids Discover 2011 - present
Muse 2011 - present
National Geographic Kids 2011 - present
New Moon Girls 2011 - present
Odyssey 2011 - present
Plays 2011 - present
Ranger Rick 2011 - present
Science World 2011 - present
Spider 2011 - present
Sports Illustrated for Kids 2011 - present
Teen Vogue 2011 - present
Tiger Beat 2011 - present
Time for Kids 2011 - present
Transworld Skateboarding 2011 - present
Twist 2011 - present
Zoobooks 2011 - present
Professional Magazines
not on public display - please ask a staff member for assistance.
Bulletin of the Center for Child Studies 2009 - 2010
Booklist 1998 - present
Horn Book Guide 2008 - present
Library Journal 1998 - present

 
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