Carl & Mary Welhausen
Public Library
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.
810 Front Street
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #:  (361) 293-5001
librarian@cityofyoakum.org
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.
Search Library Catalog
Use the Librista App to connect with the
library. 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
HERE. 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 their 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
CAN’T FIND A BOOK THAT YOU ARE
LOOKING FOR?
 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. $3.00 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.
SimplyE Getting Started Flyer & Detailed Instructions
SimplyE Welcome Flyer & Basic Instructions
SimplyE Poster
SimplyE User & Troubleshooting Guide
Get Started Today Visual
OVERDRIVE - eBooks!!!
Borrow eBooks from your 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 and/or Libby App
may also be downloaded to your portable
device.
Salem Press Database/Access
These books explore each era/decade in U.S. History. A fantastic
research tool for genealogy or American History. The richly-illustrated
text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in
American History. Includes census information.
If you are an active
patron, please give us a call at 361-293-5001 for the sign in credentials.

Resources available include: This is Who We Were in 1492-1775,
1880-1899, 1900s, 1910s. 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
1990s, 2000s, 2010s, The Value of a Dollar, Working Americans:
Farming & Ranching
Portal to Texas History
Yoakum Newspapers - 1890 to present
Through the generosity of the Tocker
Foundation and the University of North
Texas, the Yoakum newspapers are being
uploaded to this database and are available
for research, viewing, and printing to
everyone.

Yoakum Community First 100 Years
1887 - 1987
View this book in its entirety by also
visiting the Portal
(click link above or image to
right)
The Tocker Foundation
awards grant in the
amount of $9,070 to the
Carl and Mary
Welhausen Library for
Collection Development
and New Computers
ConocoPhillips awards
$1,000 grant to be
utilized toward the 2021
Summer Programs
Kluck Foundation
supports Launchpad and
Wonderbook purchase of
$8,100
Teen Services
Children's Services
Event Calendar
More FREE Resources
Homework Help
Library Policies &
Procedures
Book Request Form
Library History
Genealogy/Local
History
Friends of the Library
Summer Programs
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