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G.W. Carver Branch Library
Your Community Library
G.W. Carver Library opened in 1930 located at the Carver Community Center as a reading room in the Carver Community Auditorium & Library. It was the Colored Branch of the San Antonio Public Library system and the only place in San Antonio Black people were allowed access to books. Carver Library moved to its current location at 3350 E. Commerce Street in 1972 and has been a long standing pillar in San Antonio's Black Community.
Carver Library recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary!
Please click this link for more details on Carver's history.
Carver Library is currently home to the city's largest African American book collection, The Pan-African Festival, The San Antonio African American Book Festival and many other Events, Community Discussions and Organizations. There is a Children's Library, Teen Center, LEARN Resource Center, Computer Lab, Meeting Room and a Black History Photograph Exhibit all within the walls of Carver.
Your SAPL Card gives you access to Books, DVD Movies, E-Books and Audio Books, as well as, Computers, Free Wi-Fi, GED Classes and Career Education. Carver -- Your Community Library -- has a wealth of products and programs just for you and your family. Come on over and get yours today!
If you notice anything that is missing or could be improved upon, please let us know so we can make every attempt to make sure your needs are met at Carver Library.
The Friends of Carver Library