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Anniv-Cortez Branch 40th

Cortez Branch Library

Limited Services

Limited services are available. More Information


Date Open
Tue   12PM - 8PM
Wed   10AM - 6PM
Thu   10AM - 6PM
Fri   10AM - 6PM

10AM - 6PM


Available Services

Brisk Browsing

Tue: 12pm to 8pm
Wed–Sat: 10am to 6pm

Contact Free Pickup

Tue: 12pm to 8pm
Wed–Sat: 10am to 6pm

Computer Access (by appointment)

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

Outside Wi-Fi Access

7:30AM - 10:30PM



Cortez Library
2803 Hunter Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78224

40 Things to Do at Cortez Library!
by Esmy Staudt, Library Aide

  1) Visit to sign up or login to your SAPL account

  2) Login to the Bibliocommons catalog to renew and request items on your account

  3) Use Wowbrary to stay on top of the newest books, music, and movies available

  4) Download Libby, our one-tap reading app, on your cell phone or electronic device

  5) Download an eAudiobook using Libby or Overdrive

  6) Utilize our Ask-A-Librarian service at or (210) 207-25007) 

  7) Browse our extensive list of LibGuides for all ages at

  8) Pick up your available holds by calling (210) 207-9130 from our parking lot

  9) Request a child, teen, and/or adult crafting kit when picking up holds

10) Make an appointment to use one of our public computers

11) Watch and subscribe to mysapl YouTube channel

12) Use our free Wi-Fi (network name “SAPLWiFi”) located throughout the library property

13) Take a peek at our displays through the library foyer to check out what’s new

14) Take home the newest Blu-ray or DVD for a family movie night

15) Take a selfie at a branch and post on social media. Don’t forget to tag #mysapl

16) Rate and review your latest read in the online catalog

17) Got a hero? Let’s find their biography

18)  Request resources to write or rewrite your resume

19)  Learn a new skill or hobby from one of our many non-fiction books

20)  Check out a workout or wellness DVD to improve your health           

21)  Get inspired by reading one of our books of poetry

22) Take a scenic walk around the beautiful landscaping

23)  Add a decorated rock to the community rock garden. Ask us how!

24)  Request a cookbook and challenge yourself to try new things

25)  Request a new music CD to jam out to

26) Checkout a graphic novel and see what all the fuss is about

27)  Ask for a book or movie recommendation from our experienced staff

28)  Get the latest scoop by checking out our physical or electronic magazines

29)  Find your next read using the Novelist database

30)  Prepare for your professional or academic aptitude test using one of our test prep books

31)  Improve your Spanish or read in your native language by using our Spanish collection

32)  Check out a book on CD to make your commute or long drive fly by

33)  Extend your reading beyond SAPL and request an item through Interlibrary Loan

34)  Suggest an item for purchase for our electronic or physical collection at mysapl

35)  Plan your next adventure using our collection of travel guides

36)  Check out a documentary film from our non-fiction DVD collections

37)  Take home a Juvenile Read-Along for a different kind of storytime at home

38)  Find a new television series to binge from our collection

39)  Visit SAPL’s Events Calendar to register for events for all: children, teens, and adults

40)  Dial (210) 207-4466 to hear a children’s story in English or Spanish