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Mon 10am - 6pm
Tue 12pm - 8pm
Wed 10am - 6pm
Thu 12pm - 8pm
Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 6pm

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Carver Library
3350 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78220
 210.207.9180

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D.L. Grant 

D.L. Grant 
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Carver Library

George Washington Carver Branch Library

News & Announcements

Community Invited to Special Photo Exhibit at Five San Antonio Public Library Branches

San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) makes rich cultural and intellectual resources available to all. Beginning January 10, five SAPL branch libraries will feature “Reviving Benin,” a collection of images captured at the annual Voodoo Festival in Benin, West Africa. Nigerian photographer Nseabasi Akpan provides an all-access pass to performances held on the festival grounds and within the community.

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At a Glance

Collections & Services

Special collections: African American Studies, Spanish Language Materials

56,696 volumes, includes music CDs, videos, DVDs, and audiobooks with strength in the areas of African American Studies and children’s literature.

Community

Eastside of San Antonio and Bexar County, located in City Council District 2. Approximately 39,500 persons: 46% African-American, 33% Hispanic, 20% Anglo, and 1% Other. Fort Sam Houston is several miles north of the branch. Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum is 1 mile north of the branch.

Serves 37 schools, approximately 29 daycare centers and 11 nursing homes in the area. Serves schools in the San Antonio Independent School District, Alamo Community College District 2, and School Board of Education 3.

Located in U.S. Congressional District 35, State Senate District 19, State House District 120, Commissioners Court Precinct 4, Justice of the Peace 4, and Constable 4.

History

The Library was named after George Washington Carver, the African-American scientist of Tuskegee Institute. VCR player and monitor donated by the Carver Friends group

The first Carver Library was set up in a small wooden building established by Afro-American Army officers based at Fort Sam Houston during World War I. It was moved to the Colored Community Center on North Hackberry in one room at the end of the auditorium. In 1973, the present building was built on donated land at 3350 East Commerce Street next to Second Baptist Church. The existing buff colored brick building, designed by Norcell D. Haywood Associate, was built at a cost of $215,000.00.The initial book capacity was 35,000 volumes.

The Library was remodeled in 1994. The budget for the Carver expansion and renovation was approximately $800,000.00. The funds for the project were authorized in the 1989 bond issue for library expansions, renova-tions, new branches, and literacy centers.

  • Renovation Architect: Haywood, Jordan, McCowan 
  • Renovation Contractor: Dyna Construction 
  • Square footage of the building: 12,000 square feet

Directions

Via IH 37/US 281 and Via IH 10/US 90 E: Exit IH 35 N to New Braunfels Rd. South on New Braunfels to E. Commerce. Left on Commerce for four miles. Library is on the right.

Parking

Parking for approximately ___ cars. 

Via Bus Routes

  • Nearby Routes: 25 
  • You can use trip planning tools on ViaInfo.net

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