City Cooling Centers Available

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – People living in South Texas are no stranger to high temperatures and humidity this time of year. The City of Corpus Christi would like to remind residents without adequate air conditioning various senior centers and libraries are open to the public and available during normal business hours.

Senior Centers

Ethel Eyerly Senior Center                654 Graham                          826-2330

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (M-F)

Garden Senior Center                        5325 Greely                          826-2345

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M (M-F)

Lindale Senior Center                        3135 Swantner                     826-2340

8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (M-F)

Zavala Activity Center                        510 Osage                            826-3099

7:30 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. (M-F)

Public Libraries

La Retama Central Library                805 Commanche                   826-7055

Mon: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Tues – Wed: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Thurs - Fri: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. 

Sat: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  

Ben F. McDonald Public Library        4044 Greenwood                  826-7055

Mon - Wed: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Thurs - Fri: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sat: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Janet F. Harte Public Library               2629 Waldron                      826-7055

Mon-Fri: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Sat: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library          3202 McKinzie                    826-7055

Mon - Wed: 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Thur – Fri: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Fri: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

For more information, visit or call the City’s Customer Service Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489).

Overall, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, wear cool clothing and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.

The City would also like to remind everyone about the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:

  • Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle.  
  • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine, or a lot of sugar.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early mornings or evenings when it’s cooler.
  • Take frequent breaks when working outside.
  • Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms begin to emerge, move to a cooler location, rest a few minutes and slowly drink a cool liquid. Immediately seek medical attention if conditions do not improve and tell someone to observe you.
  • Frequently check on the elderly, the ill, and others who may need help.