Thursday, December 3, 2020


Limited Services

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


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


Tobin Library
4134 Harry Wurzbach
San Antonio, TX 78209



Tracey Knouse

Tracey Knouse
Library Manager

Tobin Library

Tobin Branch Library at Oakwell 

News & Announcements

San Antonio Public Library Moving to Phase 3

Starting November 4, 2020, the San Antonio Public Library will move into Phase 3 of its four-phased approach of returning to full service. Contact-free pickup and computer sessions by appointment will be available at all locations.

Phase 3 Hours of Operation


At a Glance

Collections & Services

68,170 volumes, including audiobooks and a strong art, reference, and media collection. The branch is also home to a robust Spanish collection and one of the largest media collections in the library system. 

The branch circulates some periodicals, including Contact Kids, Kids Discover, National Geographic World, Ranger Rick, and Your Big Back Yard.


Northeast San Antonio and Bexar County. Approximately 200,000 persons served. Serves schools in Northeast ISD, Alamo Heights ISD, and Fort Sam Houston.


Oakwell Branch Library was opened March 23, 1969. The site, which originally was part of Oakwell Farms, was donated to the City of San Antonio by Robert Lynn Batts Tobin in memory of his grandfather, Judge Robert Lynn Batts. City bond money combined with state and federal funds to pay for the construction, parking, necessary fees and equipment to build Oakwell Library at a cost of $181,324. The 1969 book collection has been strengthened with funds provided by the Texas State Library under the terms of Title I of the Federal Library Services and Construction Act.

In 1989 Elizabeth Evelyn Beike donated her estate to this branch. These funds were used for part of a renovation that increased the library’s size to 13,000 square feet.. More than $630,000 went into a renovation that began in December 1994 and culminated in the January 6, 1996, reopening.

In late 2007, the Tobin Foundation and the City of San Antonio funded more than $300,000 in renovations that included a new roof, parking lot improvements, sidewalks, new carpeting, interior paint, interior lighting, a new reference desk, reorganization of the staff work areas, landscaping upgrades, a large plaque honoring Tobin and new exterior signage. The branch reopened as The Tobin Library at Oakwell on December 3, 2007.

  • Square footage: 13,000 square feet


  • Via Loop 410 NE: Exit Harry Wurzbach/Fort Sam Houston. South on Harry Wurzbach Rd. for .5 miles. Library is on the left, next to Garner M.S.


Parking for approximately ___ cars. 

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  • Nearby Routes: 509
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