Larry J. Ringer Library

Larry J. Ringer Library

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LOCATION

1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S.
College Station, TX 77845
CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 2019
CALL MOUNCE LIBRARY AT (979) 209-5600
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HOURS

  • CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 2019
  • NO CURRENT HOURS AT RINGER LIBRARY
  • RETURN ITEMS AT CSISD ADMIN OFFICE, 1812 Welsh Ave., C.S., Main Entrance, Door 1, Mon-Fri 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • PICK UP & RETURN ITEMS AT MOUNCE, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, Mon-Thurs 9 AM – 8 PM, Fri-Sat 9 AM – 5 PM, Sun 1:30-5:30 PM

Announcements

  • Library Expansion to Require 7-Month Closure Starting Nov. 5, 2018
    • Storytimes and book clubs have moved off-site. Details are posted on our events calendar.
    • During the closure, go to Mounce Library to pick up holds, check out items, and return items; Mounce Library is located at 201 E. 26th St. in downtown Bryan.
    • During the closure, items can also be dropped off at the CSISD Administration Building, Main Entrance, Door 1, from November 5 through May 31, during CSISD Admin Hours (8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, not during CSISD Admin holidays). The CSISD Admin Building is located at 1812 Welsh, across the street from A&M Consolidated High School.
  • Books-To-Go: Our library system provides a service to bring books to the homebound. If you have an illness or disability (or complete lack of transportation) that will prevent you from getting to Mounce Library (in downtown Bryan) during our closure, contact Tina Swartzlander at (979) 209-5600 to find out if you may qualify to have books brought to you.
  • Fall Storytime is September 6, 2018 through November 15, 2018 and is off-site:
    • Mondays at Lick Creek Nature Center (13600 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station, 77845)
      • 9 and 10 AM, Wiggle Worms (active babies and toddlers who can’t sit still)
      • 11 AM, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math, PreK-5th grade)
    • Thursdays at Lincoln Recreation Center (1000 Eleanor St., College Station, 77840)
      • 9:15 AM, Babies and Books (newborns and young babies, lapsit)
      • 10 AM, Wiggle Worms (active babies and toddlers who can’t sit still)
      • 11 AM, Family Storytime (all ages)
  • Book Clubs – The Afternoon Book Club, Full STEAM Ahead Book Club, Mystery Book Club, and the Library Reading Group are all now meeting off-site. See our book clubs page for more details about book club dates, locations, and titles.
  • English Conversation Circle – English Conversation Circle has moved to First Adventures Daycare and Preschool, 2911 Texas Avenue South #203, College Station. English conversation takes place on Mondays from 6 to 8 PM.
  • Animé Club – The animé club will meet at Southwood Community Center from 4 to 5 PM on Thursday, November 29 (last Thursday in November, the week after Thanksgiving) and on Thursday, December 20 (the last Thursday that Southwood will be open in December). Locations for 2019 spring meetings will be announced here.
  • What’s up at the library? Get a weekly email about our programs. Sign up for our newsletter here. If you have previously subscribed, but are not receiving our weekly electronic newsletter, please contact us.
  • Calendar – View our online calendar or download a printable one (pdf)
  • Keep up to date on the library’s expansion project at our construction blog.
  • Summer Reading – The 2019 summer reading program starts June 1, 2019 (June 3 at Ringer Library).

History of Larry J. Ringer Library

In 1986, the cities of Bryan and College Station signed an interlocal agreement for Bryan to operate a branch library in College Station. College Station’s first public library opened in 1987, and the present location opened in 1998. The College Station Public Library was renamed Larry J. Ringer Library in 2004 in honor of Larry J. Ringer, former College Station mayor who was very active in establishing a library in College Station.

Meeting Rooms

The front meeting room is not currently available for reservations. If you need a meeting room, call (979) 209-5614 to reserve Mounce Library’s meeting room.

We have two group study rooms at the back of the library. One is a small room (GS1) with a circular table that can accommodate about five people. The other (GS2) has two tables and enough room for about 15 to 20 people. Refreshments are not allowed in these rooms, and they are not accessible after hours. We are currently only accepting same-day reservations for the group study rooms. Sign in at the Reference Desk; leave your library card with the librarian and take the blue or green card that says GS1 or GS2. The room can be used for two hours at a time and can only be used by the same person once per day.

For questions or concerns, contact Ringer Library Manager Jessica Jones at (979) 209-5600 or by email.

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