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
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.
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
 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

Yoakum Community First 100 Years
1887 - 1987
View this book in its entirety by also visiting the
(click link above or image to right)

Need access to INTERNET at home, on vacation, in the car, etc.?
The Library now has T-Mobile HOTSPOTS that can be checked out to patrons with an active library card that is free from fines, fees,
blocks, negative checkout history, etc. Certain rules apply and an acknowledgment agreeing to follow these rules is required to be read and signed prior to
EACH checkout of these devices - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! In addition, patrons will be asked to complete a short online survey evaluating the service
the hotspot has provided to you.
Funded by the Tocker Foundation in partnership with AustinFree.Net, Central Texas Library Systems, and the University of Texas at Austin

ENGLISH Flyer              SPANISH Flyer              Internet

Safety              HotSpot Lending Agreement
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
Teen Services
Children's Services
Event Calendar
More FREE Resources
Homework Help
Library Policies &
Book Request Form
Library History
Friends of the Library
Texas Book Festival
funds purchase of Adult
Large Print books and
Audiobooks in the
amount of $2,500
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