Student Handbook
Student Handbook

Harold R. Yeary Library   


The Yeary Library is located in the center of the LC Fort McIntosh campus. It currently houses approximately 84,541 bound volumes, 1,240 e-books titles (these e-books can be accessed from the Yeary or Zaffirini Libraries) and receives 203 current periodical subscriptions, and 72 online databases (which includes full-text journal articles), making it one of the largest libraries in the region. The Yeary Library is a service-oriented facility, providing trained reference staff to answer questions when the library is open. During the fall and spring semesters, the Yeary Library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. for student and faculty research. The library is closed on weekends during the summer. The collection's main focus is to support the curriculum of Laredo College. Many popular resources in book, magazine, and electronic format are available and are actively used. 


The Yeary Library’s integrated library system (ils), a product of SirsiDynix Corporation, is comprehensive and supports all functions of the library. The library’s online public access catalog (OPAC) or Discovery is used to look up holdings in the library. This system offers enhanced access and research capabilities to students, faculty, staff, and community users.

 The Internet can be accessed from every computer in the Library. The Library Webpage ( is the starting point – with links to all of our online resources. These online resources include databases with full-text articles. Also, there are health-related databases, such as CINAHL. On the library webpage you can find online encyclopedias and links to government web pages, such as U.S. Census 1990, 2000, and 2010. EBSCOhost and GaleNet-Infotrac are large databases that can be searched for a wide variety of academic journal articles. Each of these databases contains different information. 


TexShare, a service made available through the Texas State Library, provides the Yeary Library with many of the online resources that are listed on its webpage. At the library, students, faculty, and staff can obtain a free TexShare card. This enables them to check out materials from other TexShare libraries across the state. 



The Circulation Services Desk houses a collection of "faculty reserve" materials that are available for students. A Reference Desk is also available where users are able to find answers to their research needs. A photocopy machine is available for patron use. The library also offers an Interlibrary Loan service free to all students, faculty, and staff. The Harold R. Yeary Library is a complete full service facility that prides itself on its students and faculty use, its capable staff, and its centrality to the mission of the college. You may contact the Yeary Library by calling (956) 721.5816 or 721.5275. 




Currently the Yeary Library is under renovation. During the renovation the library will still provide users with assistance in locating information and resources. Also the library continue to offer specialized reference and research assistance, lecture regularly to classes, and develop the library collections in their subject areas.