Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

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

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Elizabeth Dalton

Elizabeth Dalton
Librarian in Charge

San Pedro Library

San Pedro Branch Library

News & Announcements

Free fun at San Antonio Public Library branches September 16 - 18

Angry birds, dragons, hobbits and more!

A variety of free activities taking place at the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL)

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At a Glance

Collections & Services

Approximately 26,000 volumes including videos, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and ReadAlongs

San Pedro has a small collection serving neighborhood adults, young people, and children with materials about San Antonio and local area history.

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 for approximately ___ cars. 

Via Bus Routes

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

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San Pedro

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