Thursday, February 25, 2021


Limited Services

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Date Open
Tue 12PM - 7PM
Wed 10AM - 5PM
Thu 10AM - 5PM
Fri 10AM - 5PM
Sat 10AM - 5PM


Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX 78230



Theresa Garza

Theresa Garza
Library Manager

Cody Library

Edmund Cody Branch Library

At a Glance

Collections & Services

90,126 volumes featuring a large fiction collection and a strong art book collection. There is a broad selection of adult and juvenile audiobooks. Cody also has an extensive collection of adult and juvenile videos including classic movies, documentaries, and educational videos, as well as, popular entertainment videos. Music CDs and DVDs have been added to the collection.

Only Children's magazines circulated.


Located in City Council District 8. Located in U.S. Congressional District 21, State Senate District 26, State House District 123, Commissioners Court Precinct 3, Justice of the Peace 3, and Constable 3. 

Serves schools in the Northside School District and Northeast School District, Alamo Community College District 7 and School Board of Education 5. 

It is the branch closest to the Medical Center and the University of Texas at San Antonio.


The Edmund Cody Branch Library was the 14th branch of the San Antonio Public Library and opened April 29, 1984 on land donated by the Northside School District. The branch was named in honor of Mr. Edmund Cody who served as the Superintendent of the Northside School District for seventeen years and was instrumental in promoting the community library. Mr. Cody is a native of South Carolina and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and Furman University in South Carolina with a masters degree in educational administration from Trinity University. 

Land for the building donated by Northside Independent School District. 

Friends of Cody Branch Library funded purchase of children's furniture and start-up collection of compact disks. 

Renovation of Cody Branch, under 1989 bond election funding, began in May of 1998 and the branch was re-opened on August 23, 1999. Additional land for renovation was donated again by the Northside School District. The branch was expanded over 3,000 square feet with a new meeting room and study room added and general renovation of the branch with a new roof and expanded HVAC system. 

  • Original architect: Humberto Saldaña & Associates
  • Original contractor: J. J. Falbo & Company
  • Renovation architect: Lloyd Walker Jary
  • Renovation contractor: Baron-Long Construction
  • Square footage: of the building: 13,617


Via IH 10: Exit Huebner Rd. East on Huebner, .5 miles to Vance Jackson. South on Vance Jackson for .4 miles. Library is to the west, next to Howsman Elementary.


Parking for approximately ___ cars. 

Via Bus Routes

  • Nearby Routes: 96, 603 
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