Friday, September 25, 2020

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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 7pm
Wed–Sat: 10am to 5pm

 Contact

San Pedro Library
1315 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
 210.207.9050

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Megan Stanley

Megan Stanley
Interim Branch Manager

San Pedro Library

San Pedro 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. 
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At a Glance

Collections & Services

The San Pedro Library collection consists of about 26,000 items, including books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and periodicals. The library serves neighborhood children, young adults and adults with materials and programming.

Community

The library is located along San Pedro Ave. between West Myrtle St. and West Ashby Place.

Alta Vista neighborhood, surrounding parochial, private and public schools, children's daycare centers, two high rise senior centers and San Antonio College.

Located in U.S. Congressional District 35, TX State Congressional District 123, TX State Senate District 26, and City Council District 1.

History

The San Pedro Branch Library opened on August 5, 1930. It was the first branch library built in San Antonio and the only one built in a public park, San Pedro Springs Park, the oldest municipal park in Texas and the second oldest in the USA after Boston Commons. Its architecture is Spanish in style with a vaulted ceiling complemented by architectural motifs. Two large archways open into separate wings housing adult and juvenile collections in a very intimate setting. Two back rooms were originally screened-in porches. Atlee & Robert B. Ayers were the architects. The block house, directly behind the library, probably dates from the early 1700s, while the bandstand and grotto were probably built in the 1890s.

In 2007 a community block grant and the support of the community allowed for a total renovation of the building restoring it to near its original condition.

  • Architect: Atlee Ayres, Robert Ayres, J.M. Marriott; 
  • Contractor: John Westerhoff
  • Square footage: 4,000 square feet

Directions

  • Via San Pedro Ave: Located in San Pedro Park between Park and Dewey, directly west of San Antonio College.

Parking

  • Parking costs 30 cents per hour Mondays – Saturdays.
  • There is no cost for parking on Sundays.

Via Bus Routes

  • Nearby Routes: 3, 4, 20
  • You can use trip planning tools on ViaInfo.net

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