Take advantage of our
interlibrary loans program designed to
provide materials to our library patrons that
are not found in our collection.  Patrons
should come by the library to make a request.
Carl & Mary Welhausen
Public Library
Children's Section
Access your library account and view
our card catalog online
Anyone may view the online card catalog
to see what our library has on the shelf;
however, you must have a valid library
card in order to login to your account.
Recheck and reserve items, write reviews,
build your book bag,
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The mission of the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library is to advance human knowledge and
understanding by providing high-quality information, literature, and recreational resources to our
ever-changing community. The library staff will provide excellent customer service in a courteous and
efficient manner to all users of the Library.  
OVERDRIVE - eBooks!!!
Borrow eBooks from our 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 App may also be
downloaded to your portable device.
TexShare DataBase (It's Amazing!!!)
TexShare is a subscription provided to
you free of charge as a patron of our
library. Try these databases filled with
magazine articles, encyclopedia entries,
resume builder, legal information,
crafts/hobbies, genealogy, automotive,
and MUCH MORE! Contact us for the
username and password.
810 Front Street
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5001
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Through the generosity of the Tocker
Foundation and University of North
Texas the Yoakum newspapers have been
digitized through 1963. Click on the
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Enjoy unlimited, instant access to over
70,000 ebooks from top publishers,
such as Workman, Sourcebooks, and
F + W Media.
Improve your mind, learn new skills,
and relax while enjoying a romance or
mystery. Children are able to enjoy the
same benefits with tons to choose
from. Use your library card to login.
Library Receives Juvenile Services Grant
The Carl and Mary Welhausen Library has recently been awarded a grant from the Tocker Foundation in the amount of
$8,489 to assist with the addition of new material, story time supplies, and activity centers within the children’s, junior, and
young adult sections of the library.  
The Tocker Foundation has been a long-time supporter of the “little” Texas libraries assisting those serving a population of
12,000 or less.  This Foundation was established in 1964 to implement the philanthropic interest of Phillip and Olive Tocker.
Their overall focus is to assist libraries in making services more accessible to the communities they serve.
The Library and the City of Yoakum would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tocker Foundation for their hard work,
commitment to libraries, and for the gracious award of this grant and other grants provided to our library. To date, they have
provided funding to the Carl and Mary Welhausen Library totaling an amount of $131,624.