- Borrowing Information
ADULT SERVICES: The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library maintains a collection of adult [ Best Sellers ], general and reference materials, a ditigal collection, and over 100 periodical titles. The [ Circulation Services ] Department coordinates item borrowing and is ready to help users with all procedures related to checking out and returning books. The library's digital collection consists of audio books on CD, an assortment of DVD's movies, and a collection of eBooks that are acessable through the library's online[ Overdrive ] eBook program. For items that are not part of the regular collection, staff at the [ Reference/Information Services ] Department is ready to assist patrons needing to order books through the library's [ Inter-library Loan ] program. Note: Patrons are advised to search the [ card catalog ] first to make sure that the 'title' being requested is not available. As part of it's electronic services, the library makes accessable to its patrons free [ Public Internet ] and 24/7 [ Wi-Fi Internet ] services. Wireless [ Web Printing ] is also available for a nominal fee. An [ Adult Computer Lab ] with in-house printing access is also available. Featured on the library's website under the "eLearning Resources" menu tab is [ Discovery Texas - TexShare ], an extensive database that provides a wealth of electronic resources. These databases are powerful research tools available 24 hours a day and provide full-text articles from journals, newspapers, magazines, and many other sources. One very popular resource available through "Discovery Texas" is [ Learning Express.] This programs offers patrons access to current online guides and pratice entrance college exams and high school equivalency tests, civil service and vocational jobs, and many other professions. Another popular database availabe under the "eLearninging Resource" menu tab is [ Mango Languages.] This language-learning resource allows patrons to access, practice and learn approximately 63 foreign languages.
JUVENILE and YOUTH SERVICES: The library's [ Children and Youth Services ] Department offers its young patrons an array materials and programs. The public library strives to enrich the lives of children and young adults by meeting their informational, recreational, and cultural needs. Children services are provided by a helpful and caring staff who pay attention to young patrons and support their creativity. The library promotes access to recreational and reference materials and provides free [ Children's Internet Access ] and a [ Children's Computer Lab ] that features a welcoming area. Our children's computers have many great games that kids and teens can play and enjoy. The [ Hot Titles ] page features many new kids and teen books that have been recently added to the children and young adult collections. The "Teen" collection has recently been spruced-up and expanded. Come by and visit with our Children's Librarian and inquire on the latest additions of children and teen books. If you enjoy being read to, check out the [ Playaway Audiobooks ], collection. For those tech savy, the library also has a collection of Children and Teen eBooks that are available through the library's [ Overdrive ] eBook program.
PATRONS with DISABLILITIES: There is a handicap entrance and exit ramp on the east-side of the library located in the Courtyard area. Handicap toilet facilities are also available. In conjunction with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library makes available the [ Texas Talking Book Program ] a service to Texans who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disablilities - whether permanent or temporary - is available for free. The program lends books and magazines in digital cartridge, recorded cassettes, large print and Braille books. Thousands of titles are available in a wide variety of catergories, including classics, romances, science fiction, mysteries, westerns, children's selections, plus a special collection of books by Texas authors, books about Texas, and books in Spanish. The collection now includes over 80,000 titles and has reading materials for all ages from beginning readers to older adults. More than 70 different magazines such as Guideposts, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, and Texas Monthly are also available. Eligible Texas residents can register for this free service.
The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library welcomes visitors from outside Kleberg County Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a nonimal fee, the library makes available several non-resident membership plans for frequent visitors who have personal research needs. Patrons who live outside Kleberg County are charged an annual non-resident fee of $8.00 per person. Non-Resident Family Cards are available for $30.00 annually for a qualifying family of four (4), and cards are issued individually to each family member. Families with five (5) or more members are charged the base fee of $30.00 for first four cards, $5.00 per additional card thereafter. The Library offers visitors on-shelf collections for browsing, reading, and for a nominal fee, photocopying services. Vistors are welcome to visit the library and browse the collections during regular business hours. Free [ Wi-Fi Internet Access] is available to all visitors that have their own personal Wi-Fi ready device.
Thank you and enjoy your visit to the Robert J. Kleberg Public Library.