- Borrowing Information
The "New Books" display areas offer readers a chance to explore and find personal enrichment and knowledge with a wide-ranging assortment of interesting books. Here you will find some of the library's most recent acquisitions of bestsellers and new arrivals, both fiction and non-fiction. The bestsellers are chosen primarily from the New York Times list. The Library will still acquire highly regarded contemporary fiction and non-fiction that does not reach bestseller status, and selected books will be placed in the "New Arrivals" collection. The "Bestsellers" and "New Arrivals" display areas are available for immediate checkout. All new books are displayed in call number order. If the library doesn't own a book you are looking for, you may be able to borrow it from another Texas or out-of-state library through our [ Inter-library Loan ] program. The new books circulate on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Placing a Hold/Reserve:
You may reserve a book that is currently checked-out for a nominal fee of 25 cents. If the book is no longer on the new book shelves, please search our [ card catalog ] for location and availability. When you place a "Hold" for a book at the [ Circulation Services ] desk, your name is added to a list with others who are waiting for that same book title. The order of the list follows the sequence in which the holds were placed. When it is your turn to receive the book, the Circulation Librarian will notify you by phone and "hold" the reserved item for up to four days to give you time to pick it up.
Where are the new books?
ADULT COLLECTION: The books are located near the Circulation Desk and are displayed on free-standing shelves in the center of the main library.
JUVENILE COLLECTION: The books are located in the Children's Department and also in the center of the main library next to the Youth collection.
YOUTH COLLECTION: The books are located on the first large free-standing bookshelf in the Young Adult section toward the rear of the main library.
The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library welcomes individuals who have personal research needs, and offers on-shelf collections for browsing, reading, and photocopying. Vistors are welcome to come by the library and browse the collections during regular business hours.