Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Building is closed to public access, but limited services are available. More Information

Hours

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

Available Services

Contact Free Pickup

Tue: 12pm to 2pm
Wed–Sat: 10am to 12pm

Computer Access

Tuesday 3PM - 7PM
Wednesday - Saturday 1PM - 5PM

 Contact

Collins Garden Library
200 N Park Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78204
 210.207.9120

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 Staff

Jeannette Davies

Jeannette Davies
Library Manager

Collins Garden Library

Collins Garden Branch Library

News & Announcements

San Antonio Public Library Reopening

Effective June 16, 2020, SAPL will begin offering Contact-Free Pickup of reserved materials at 29 library locations. Additionally, at 9 of the 29 library locations, SAPL will be offering appointment-based access to public computers to serve those communities with the greatest need for this type of service. If you currently have any books or library materials in your possession, please wait until we begin service on June 16 to return them to any SAPL location book drop.

Because we are facing unprecedented times, the Library asks for the public's patience as we learn and adapt to how to best serve you in a COVID-19 environment. Additional information regarding our phased services is available at here.

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At a Glance

Collections & Services

Collection varies between 44,000 to 45,000 volumes including videos, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks

Community

South San Antonio and Bexar County, located in City Council District 5. Serves schools in the San Antonio Independent School District, Alamo Community College District 5, and School Board of Education 3. 

Located in U.S. Congressional District 20, State Senate District 26, State House District 123, Commissioners Court Precinct 2, Justice of the Peace 2, and Constable 2.

History

The Library was built on land donated in 1917 to the City by F. F. Collins. Grandson Finis F. Collins and other family members reversed reversionary clause of the deed to permit the building of the library in response to COPS (Communities Organized for Public Service) request for more neighborhood libraries. In appreciation, the Library Board voted in October 1983 to name the branch Collins Garden Branch Library. The groundbreaking for the 15th branch was held on December 4, 1983. It was officially dedicated on December 2, 1984 and opened to the public on December 17, 1984. Architects for the $1.4 million project were Alex Caragonne and Lee Reyna of Reyna/Caragonne Architects. A renovation began in 1995 and the building was rededicated on July 20, 1996. De Lara Architects, Inc. were responsible for the $320,750 renovation made possible by a 1989 bond election. 

Captain Finis Foster Collins was a pioneer and one of the first traveling salesmen of Texas, selling and being in charge of the manufacturing of windmills and pumps. He was born and raised in Mount Enterprise, in Rusk County, Texas. He settled in San Antonio, bought the land where the library is now located and turned it into truck farms watered by an artesian well located on the land, reserving one for his own use. 

$50,000 for initial book stock in December 1984 by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich

  • Original Architects: Lee Reyna and Alex Caragonne, San Antonio, TX
  • Renovation Architect: De Lara Architects, Inc., San Antonio, TX
  • Square footage of the building: 9,000 square feet

Directions

  • Via IH 35 N: Exit Nogalitos. Turn right on Powell, then right on Nogalitos to Park Blvd.
  • Via IH 35 S: Exit Nogalitos. Proceed south .1 mile to Park Blvd. East on Prk for 1.5 blocks.
  • Via Hwy 90 E: Take the Nogalitos exit and turn left (Northeast) on Nogalitos, turning left (East) on N. Park Blvd.
  • Via Hwy 90 35 N: Exit on 35N and follow the directions above.

Parking

Parking for approximately ___ cars. 

Via Bus Routes

  • Nearby Routes: 54
  • You can use trip planning tools on ViaInfo.net

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