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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
American Heritage 2000 - present
Angels on Earth 2013 - present
Arthritis Today 2013 - present
Better Homes and Gardens 2013 - present
Brides 2013 - present
Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 - present
Columbia 2013 - present
Consumer Reports 2013 - present
Cosmopolitan (English) 2013 - present
Cosmopolitan (Spanish) 2013 - present
Crafts 'n Things / Craft Ideas 2013 - present
Create & Decorate 2013 - present
Diabetes Forecast 2013 - present
Discover 2013 - present
Ebony 2013 - present
Economist 2013 - present
Entertainment Weekly 2013 - present
Everyday with Rachel Ray 2013 - present
Family Circle 2013 - present
Field and Stream 2013 - present
Forbes 2013 - present
Fortune 2013 - present
Glamour 2013 - present
Golf Digest 2013 - present
Good Housekeeping 2013 - present
Homeschooling Handbook 2013
Kiplinger's 2013 - present
Ladies Home Journal 2013 - present
Martha Stewart Living 2013 - present
Men's Health 2013 - present
Money 2013 - present
Mother Earth News 2013 - present
Motor Trend 2013 - present
National Geographic 1888 - 1996 (CD ROM)
2000 - present
National Review 2013 - present
National Wildlife 2013 - present
Natural History 2013 - present
New Republic 2013 - present
New York Times Magazine 2013 - present
New Yorker 2013 - present
Outdoor Life 2013 - present
Paper Crafts 2013 - present
Parenting 2013
Parents 2013 - present
PC World 2013 - 2014
People 2013 - present
People en Espaņol 2013 - present
Popular Mechanics 2013 - present
Popular Science 2013 - present
Prevention 2013 - present
Psychology Today 2013 - present
Reader's Digest 2013 - present
Reader's Digest LT 2013 - present
Real Simple 2013 - present
Redbook 2013 - present
Rolling Stone 2013 - present - present
Saturday Evening Post 2013 - present
Scientific American 2013 - present
Seventeen 2013 - present
Sew News 2013 - present
Siempre Mujer 2013 - present
Smithsonian 2013 - present
Soap Opera Weekly 2009 - 2011
Southern Living 2013 - present
Southwest Art 2013 - present
Sports Illustrated 2013 - present
Taste of Home 2013 - present
Texas Highways 2013 - present
Texas Monthly 2013 - present
Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 - present
Threads 2013 - present
Time 2013 - present
Trailer Life 2013 - present
T.V. y Novelas 2013 - present
Us Weekly 2013 - present
Vanidades 2013 - present
Vogue 2013 - present
Web MD 2013 - present
Woman's Day 2013 - present
Woman's World 2013 - present
Writer's Digest 2013 - present
Woman's Health 2013 - present
WSJ 2013 - present
Children's Magazines
American Girl 2013 - present
Boys' Life 2013 - present
Cobblestone 2013 - present
Current Health for Kids 2013 - present
Current Health for Teens 2013 - present
Girls' Life 2013 - present
Highlights 2013 - present
Highlights High Five 2013 - present
Humpty Dumpty 2013 - present
Jack and Jill 2013 - present
Kids Discover 2013 - present
Muse 2013 - present
National Geographic Kids 2013 - present
New Moon Girls 2013 - present
Odyssey 2013 - present
Plays 2013 - present
Ranger Rick 2013 - present
Science World 2013 - present
Spider 2013 - present
Sports Illustrated for Kids 2013 - present
Teen Vogue 2013 - present
Tiger Beat 2013 - present
Time for Kids 2013 - present
Transworld Skateboarding 2013 - present
Twist 2013 - present
Zoobooks 2013 - present
Professional Magazines
not on public display - please ask a staff member for assistance.
Booklist 2013 - present
Horn Book Guide 2008 - present
Library Journal 2013 - present

 
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