Mobile Hot Spots

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Library Takeout Book Bundles!

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Introducing our new program:

Library Take Out Book Bundles!

Fill out the form below based on your reading level/age and get a selection of 5 hand-picked titles! While the physical building is still closed to Coronavirus, we hope this tool will help you find some great new books to read. We will do our best to respond to your request in a timely fashion.

Children's Book Bundle

Teen/Adult Book Bundle

Library Reopening: Grab & Go

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Starting October 5th, 2020

The Grab & Go phase at the Library is designed to allow patrons access to computers, internet/WiFi, fax, scan, and printing services and by appointment only, to ensure social distancing, sanitation, and safety guidelines for the protection of all library patrons and staff.

 

Services Available During Grab & Go

AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
  • Drive-up for borrowing materials
  • Digital collections and online resources
  • Drive-up materials return open 24/7
  • In the Library by appointment:

                         * Computer

                        *  Internet/WiFi

                        * Self-serve printing & copying

                        * Self-serve fax

                        * Self-serve scan-to-email or scan-to USB

 

 

 

  • Browsing of library materials inside the building
  • Checkout or return of library materials inside the building
  • Learning and play stations in the Pop's Pop's Place
  • Lounge seating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRAB & GO GUIDELINES - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • Only individuals with an appointment will be admitted into the Library on the South Side entrance. Patrons with an appointment must arrive no later than five minutes after the start of their appointment time, otherwise their appointment will be cancelled. Patrons who are late or do not show for an appointment may not reschedule that day.
  • Patrons must wear face mask or face covering over their nose and mouth at all times while in the Library and observe social distancing of at least six feet. Children under the age of 10 years are not required to wear a mask. The CDC does not recommend use of face shields for normal everyday activities or as a substitute for cloth face coverings. Cloth face coverings with exhalation valves are also prohibited.
  • All patrons must have their temperature checked by Library staff or security guard before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed to enter the Library. Temperature check procedures will be posted at the Library.
  • No food is allowed in the Library.
  • Patrons are reminded to frequently use hand sanitizer and/or wash their hands. A hand sanitizer tower is available in the Library lobby.
  • During Grab & Go phase, the rest of the Library building remains closed to the public. All collections are closed. No browsing, borrowing, or returning of materials inside the Library will be allowed.
  • All public computers and services available during this phase are located on the 1st floor only and are spaced at least six feet apart to observe social distancing guidelines.
  • Only one person age 13 and over is allowed per assigned computer or study space to maintain social distancing. If a patron needs to bring a second person for assistance due to physical limitations or a parent/guardian is accompanying a child, the accompanying person will be asked to wait in the lobby to maintain social distancing. A small family group may make an appointment for the Computer Lab.
  • Library Cards will be issued inside the Library: Please make an appointment if you would like a Library Card.
  • Library staff will attempt to assist with patron questions but will maintain social distancing or keep masked interactions brief in keeping with recommended COVID precautions.
  • Patrons must leave the building promptly at the conclusion of their appointment to allow library staff time to sanitize the area and prepare the next group of appointments. Patrons may leave early if they are finished before the end of their 30 minute appointment.

 

Appointment Categories

A limited number of public computers are available for use by appointment. Fax-Scan-Copy appointments are also available. One 30 minute appointment per person per day is allowed. Appointments are available in designated 30 minute blocks, Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Keach Family Library.

 

COMPUTER ACCESS

Public Computer Computer Lab for Small Family Group

Public computer with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Powerpoint

One person per computer

must be age 13 or over

Public computer with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Powerpoint

One adult + at least one child age 12 and under

Only one small family group for the same household allowed in the computer lab at a time.

  • A Nueces County Public Library card is required to log onto the computer at Keach Family Library and Bishop Branch Library..
  • County residents ages 13 and over, who do not already have a library card, who do not already have a library card, are eligible to register online for a temporary card that will allow them access to a computer. Click here to register for a temporary library card.
  • Library accounts with a balance more than $4.99 are blocked from accessing a computer. Patrons will need to pay their fines/fees at the Library. Please have exact change
  • Patrons without a library card may be issued a one-time use guest pass. A guest pass will only be issued once. After that the patron will need to register online for a temporary library card.

FAX-SCAN-COPY

Fax-Scan-Copy

This appointment category is for access to the Copy-Print ONLY  for self-serve use of a copier and/or the Library Document Station for faxing and scanning.

  • Patrons with a Fax-Scan-Copy appointment may only access the services in the Copy-Print Center during their appointment. They will not be allowed to access a computer, study table, or other areas of the Library
  • Only one person age 13 and over allowed per Fax-Scan-Copy appointment.
  • A Library card is not required to use the copier or Library Document Station to fax or scan.
Self-serve printing, copying, scanning, and faxing are available at the Envisionware Copy-Print Center.
  •     Payment for printing/copying/faxing must be made by cash at the Envisionware Print Release Station in the Copy-Print Center. Library staff cannot troubleshoot cash payments or make change.
  •     Scanning at the Library Document Station is free. Patrons may scan-to-email or scan-to-USB.
  •     Black & White printing/copies: $0.25 per page
  •     Fax: $1.00 per page
  •     Be aware that other patrons may also be using the Copy-Print Center. Patrons should follow the signs and floor markers to maintain social distancing.

**Bishop Branch Library will not have a copy/scan at this time and is not available for Phase 3**

Making an Appointment

  • Individuals must have an appointment to be admitted entry into the Library. Appointments must be made in advance. No walk-ins are allowed.
  • Individuals are limited to one 30 minute appointment per day for one of the categories listed above. Appointments may be made one day in advance. Up to five total appointments per person, across all categories, may be made per week.
  • Appointments may be made using the Library's Online Reservation system. An email address is required to make an appointment online.  If the individual is unable to access the Online Reservation system, they may call the Library at 361-387-3431 option 0 to make an appointment by phone.
  • A confirmation email and a reminder email will be sent tot he email provided when the appointment is made. The email will provide detailed instructions on arriving for your appointment.
  • Appointments are available in designated 30 minute blocks according to the following schedule to ensure that staff are able to manage the flow of patrons in and out of the building, and to clean and sanitize the area between appointments.
  • Patrons may leave early if they are finished before the end of their 30 minute appointment.

 

 

Keach Family Library

Monday Wednesday Friday
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Curbside will happen on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays now from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Curbside will now be on the North Entrance of the building

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday appointments begin at 10:00am,  11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. In order to manage the flow of patrons in and out of the building, appointments may not be made to start in the middle of a 30 minute block.

 

Bishop Branch Library

Tuesday Thursday
1:00pm - 1:30pm 1:00pm - 1:30pm
2:15pm - 2:45pm 2:15pm - 2:45pm
3:15pm - 3:45pm 3:15pm - 3:45pm

 

Curbside will happen on Monday and Wednesday now from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday appointments begin at 1:00pm, 2:15pm & 3:15pm. In order to manage the flow of patrons in and out of the building, appointments may not be made to start in the middle of a 30 minute block.

Arriving For Your Appointment

  • Patrons with an appointment must enter through South entrance only. The North entrance is closed.
  • Patrons must arrive no later than five minutes after the start of their appointment time, otherwise the appointment will be cancelled. Patrons who are late or do not show for an appointment may not reschedule that day.
  • Line up at the South entrance, following the guides on the ground to help you remain six feet from others.
  • Patrons will go through a series of checkpoints to enter the Library, including a temperature check by a library staff member or security guard. A library staff member will show you to your assigned computer or to the Envisonware Copy-Print Center.
  • Remember, the rest of the Library building remains closed to the public. All collections are closed. No browsing, borrowing, or returning of materials inside the Library will be allowed.
  • Patrons must leave the building promptly at the conclusion of their appointment to allow library staff time to sanitize the area and prepare for the next group of appointments. Patrons may leave early if they are finished before the end of their 30 minute appointment.

 

Grab & Go Guideline Violations

In order to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff, the rules for the Grab & Go phase must be followed. Failure to follow the rules and directives given by Library staff will result in the following.

  • Refuse temperature check = not allowed into the building
  • Refuse to wear a mask = not allowed into the building
  • Not wearing a mask in the building or not observing social distancing when able to do so:

                         * 1st occurrence = verbal warning

                         * 2nd occurrence = asked to leave the building

                         * If asked to leave, the patron loses appointment privileges during the Grab & Go phase, but can return once the Library fully reopens to the public.

Zobey at the Library!

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Zobey At The Library (How to Plant in a Container)

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COVID-19 Resources

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Staying Up-to-date on Coronavirus

 

Nueces County Commissioners and Nueces County Public Library are staying abreast of the situation and will continue to keep you informed as developments warrant. There are some very simple steps you can take to minimize your chances of contracting respiratory illnesses like the Coronavirus. Staying up-to-date on developments of outbreaks and avoiding misinformation are two of them.

Stay informed. Click on the Badge below to visit the CDC COVID-19 information website to learn more about the Coronovirus.

Mantente informado. Haga clic en la Insignia a continuación para visitar el sitio web de información de CDC COVID-19 para obtener más información sobre el Coronovirus.

 

 

The Corpus Christi Nueces County Health Department has launched a site with comprehensive information on coronavirus.   https://www.cctexas.com/coronavirus

The Texas Health and Human Services is also a site for current information, answers to frequently asked questions and links about the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

Here are the common-sense steps you can take to stop the spread of germs

  •     Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  •     Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  •     Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  •     Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  •     Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care.
  •     Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  •     Keep up to date on the latest news.
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