Library

Summer Reading Challenge


The Summer Reading Challenge has begun! The CornerBooks Library challenges the Houston’s First family and guests to read the following this summer: One book of the Bible — OUT LOUD, one Christian biography or missionary book, and one Christian nonfiction book.


Learn More & Join the Challenge


CornerBooks Library is located on the lower level of CornerBooks at The Loop Campus. We operate primarily from generous donations of gently used Christian resources and through dedications, in honor or memory of loved ones. To make a donation, dedication, or for donation receipts, please contact your library staff at Corner.Books.Library@HoustonsFirst.org.


Become a CornerBooks Libary Member

Welcome to CornerBooks Library! If you are not yet a library patron, please sign up to become a member. You do not need to be a member of Houston's First Baptist Church in order to be a member of CornerBooks Library. Membership privileges in clear standing allows access for checkout of resources, placing items on hold, and renewing items online. Please allow 48–72 hours for a membership number to be assigned.

CornerBooks Library

The current collection of over 15,000 titles include:

Books — Books on various topics, such as biographies, self-help (dating, marriage, parenting, divorce, abortion, addictions, etc.), church history, Christian life, Christian fiction, cults and world religions, missions and evangelism. Special sections for pre-school students through youth are available, too.

Bible Study Resources — Commentaries and Bibles, surveys and concordances, atlases and dictionaries, lexicons and other tools will help you prepare for a lesson or to simply deepen your own understanding of God’s Word.

Bible Study Kits — DVDs, CDs, student guides and leader manuals for use when leading a group through a study by John Eldredge, Beth Moore, Ben Stuart, Gary Smalley or others.

DVDs and CDs for all ages!

Resource Return

CornerBooks book drop is located to the left of the front of CornerBooks along the brick wall. The book drop is available all hours Houston's First Baptist Church doors are open!

Check Out Our Collection

View CornerBooks Library Collection with the following link and search for resources or renew items online by choosing "Researcher".


CornerBooks Library Collection

Instructions to Renew Items Online

  • Go to https://cornerbookslibrary.goalexandria.com/
  • Choose "Researcher"
  • Click "Log In" in the upper left hand corner of the screen
  • Enter your 4 digit library patron number for the username and your last name as the password
  • Your name will now appear next to "Log In"
  • Click on your name
  • Click the "Activity" tab
  • On this screen, click each item you wish to renew and the choose “renew” in the bottom right hand corner of this screen.

This should change the due date, unless someone has the item on request. In this instance, the item is not able to be renewed. If you have a question about any of these items, e-mail us at: corner.books.library@HoustonsFirst.org or call CornerBooks library at 713.957.5826.

Right Now Media

Right Now Media allows members to access over 10,000 Christian videos from any device that has internet access. Live online streaming of small group studies for home, office or school as well as great children's videos. To join Right Now Media free of charge, simply click the 'Right Now Media' button and complete the online form to become a member.

Right Now Media

Additional Services

Other Resources — A variety of newspapers, magazines, audio books, and sermons from popular speakers.

Research Assistance — Staff members can assist Bible study leaders with research as they prepare lessons, or find materials that are relevant for your needs.

Logos Bible Software — Computers equipped with this Bible study tool are available for your use—for free! It’s an award-winning program that Pastor Gregg recommends.

STEP BibleSTEP Bible is a Tyndale House project to build high quality FREE reliable Bible tools available on the comfort of your own electronic device. Please view this brief video explanation to see if this resource is useful for your study.

Book Recommendation

If you have a great Christian resource that you would like to see added to our collection, please complete a Book Recommendation Form so that we can review the item and add it to our wish list if appropriate.

Recommendation Form

Wish Lists

CornerBooks Library operates primarily by the generosity of donations. Please review our current wish lists and if you have a copy of any of these titles at home that you would be willing to part with, know that your donation will find a happy home with us, circulating to a multitude of First Baptist homes. We also accept monetary donations in honor of a special event (birthday, graduation, anniversary), or in memory of an individual. Book plates will be placed in items that are donated to the library for such special occasions and the memory of this occasion can be shared for generations to come. You can also donate books through our Amazon Wish List.