Frequently Asked Questions
What are the library's hours of operation?
The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Where is the library located?
The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library is located at the corner of 4th and Henrietta. Our physical address is 220 North 4th Street. We are located directly next to the Woman's Club of Kingsville and are approximately 3 minutes away from Historical Downtown Kingsville.
Does the library have a website?
Yes - The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library has a website dedicated to providing FREE educational and community resources for our very diverse patron community. You can visit our website at www.kleberglibrary.com.
Does the library have WiFi Access?
The WiFI ZONE @kleberglibrary offers wireless services for users who need to access FREE WiFi, WiFi Printing, or the rest of our amenities to help accomplish your tasks on the go.
Does the library offer eBooks to download for my eReader?
At the present moment, we do not offer eBooks for devices such as the Nook or Kindle. You can download eBooks however through TexShare, the state's online database for educational and informative resources. Please keep in mind that libraries who participate in TexShare will have their own lending guidelines, which you are subject to follow.
Does the library participate in the TexShare Card Program?
No - The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library is an active member of the TexShare Database, but not its Card Program. Visitors to The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library who have and wish to utilize their TexShare Card will have to visit the Jernigan Library located on the campus of Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 700 University Blvd. You may contact them at 361-593-3416 for more information.
Does your library offer any special year-round activities for children?
Our Children's Department hosts a number of special and annual events and monthly storytimes for children and teens. Our popular Summer Program, which consists of Kids and Teens Reading Programs, as well as group activities, brings in an average of 500 participants a year. Contact the Children's LIbrarian for a schedule of the latest upcoming events.
Does your library offer any computer training classes?
Although computer classes are available, they are scheduled based on public response. Classes are usually held during mid-Spring and mid-Fall. Contact the Information & Technology Librarian for more information.
Does your library have a bookstore?
Yes - The Friends of the Kleberg Public Library Bookstore offers a wide selection of either new or gently used materials that range from books to paperbacks to movies and more. Each item in the bookstore is only 50¢ and all sales go towards the support and funding of library events and programming.
Does the library accept material donations?
Yes - donations are accepted and go directly to stock the Friends of the Kleberg Public Library Bookstore located inside The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library. Donations can include, books, magazines, VHS tapes, DVD discs, cassette tapes and audio CD's. Catalogs that are sent for donation to the bookstore are usually taken to and disposed of at the City of Kingsville Recycling Center since the material in them is dated for only a specific time period.
Does your library offer literacy classes?
The Kleberg County Adult Literacy Council offers adult literacy and ESL classes. Contact Carla Meyer at 361-595-1010 for more information on class times, schedules and events.
What are some of the other resources the library offers to the public?
Mango®, an online language learning course, LearningExpress Library, a practice exam database, ResumeMaker, a resume builder wizard and TexShare, a consortium of 200+ informative and verified websites are just a handful of the resources we offer. All of our resources are available on our website for easy access anytime, day or night. While these services are FREE, you will need to have a library card that is active to gain access to these resources.
How do I get a library card and is it FREE?
To sign-up for a library card, simply stop by The Robert J. Kleberg Public Library during our normal business hours and fill out an application. In as little as 5 minutes you will be out the door with your very own library card. Kleberg and Kenedy County residents are entitled to receive their FIRST card for FREE. Non-residents and Winter Texans must pay a $7 Annual Fee to have a library card.
What happens if I lose my library card?
In the event that your library card gets lost, stolen or damaged, you will be responsible for paying the $2 Replacement Fee to have a new card issued to you, regardless of whether you are a county resident, non-resident, or Winter Texan.
Do I need to have my library card with me at all time when I visit the library?
You are required to have your library card with you to checkout items or when you are planning on using our Computer Labs. While you may be able to use another family member's card to checkout items, you cannot do the same when it comes to logging in on a computer. You must have your own library card, and be in good standing to do this.
I am a College Student transferring to live and attend college in Kingsville. Do I need to pay the $7 Annual Fee to have a library card?
No - even though you may only be here for the duration of your academic career and plan on leaving, you are still considered a resident of Kingsville, which entitles you to a FREE library card.
How can I check my Patron Account?
Visit kleberglibrary.com and click on My Kleberg Library > My Account. You will need to have your library card barcode and PIN to access your account. The PIN is the last four digits of your library's barcode.