- Borrowing Information
ADULT SERVICES: The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library maintains a collection of adult [ Best Sellers ], reference materials, and over 112 periodical titles. The library also carries numerous audio books on CD, an assortment of DVD's and VHS movies, and a collection of eBooks that are acessable through the library's [ Overdrive ] eBook program. For items that are not part of the regular collection, the Reference Librarian at the [ Information Desk ] is ready to assist patrons needing to order books through the library's [ Inter-library Loan ] program. Please search the [ card catalog ] first to make sure item is not available. As part of the library's electronic services, the public library also makes available to its patrons free [ Internet ] and [ Wi-Fi ] services, including [ Web Printing ] for a nominal fee. An adult [ computer lab ] with printing access is also available in-house. Featured under the library's "Electronic 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 database available through "Discovery Texas" is "Learning Express", this program offers patrons access to current online study guides and practice exams for high school and college, civil service and vocational jobs, and many other professions. Another popular database available under the"Electronic Resources" menu tab is;[ Mango Languages ]. This database allows patrons to access, practice and learn approximately 63 foreign different languages.
JUVENILE and YOUTH SERVICES: The library also offers an array of [ children and youth services ] to its young patrons. 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 ] and a [ 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 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 where the new children and teen books are. If you enjoy being read to, check out the [ Playaway Audiobooks ], collection. For those tech savy, the library has a collection of Children and Teen eBooks 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.