Digital and Online Resources

Need help finding information for personal interest or a research project? The Elgin Public Library is here to help you find what you are looking for, whether in print or online. Visit the Elgin Public Library or browse its collection of over 31,000 books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks on CD via the Online Catalog. Sign-up for a library card and have full access of the library's print and online materials. Ask your friendly library staff for help. 

Library Staff and Volunteers 

eBooks,  Audiobooks, and Reference Resources

SimplyE App - Available for Apple and Android mobile devices and includes ALL Overdrive AND E-Read Texas Collections 

Libby App  - Available for all devices including Kindle but does not include the E-Read Texas Collection 

E-Read Biblioboard  - Available for all devices through a web browser or the Biblioboard App

https://storylineonline.net/ - Storyline Online features videos of children's books that are read by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA Foundation). 

https://librivox.org/ - Public domain recordings of public domain literature that will play anywhere (no App needed)

https://texshare.net/- Databases for personal or academic research with peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, plus business, hobbies, test preparation, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password

https://texaslawhelp.org/  Find reliable legal forms and information from the following website. 

Local and Texas Historical Information

Bastrop County Historical Commission

https://www.bastropcountyhistoricalcommission.com/

Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center of the Bastrop County Historical Society

https://www.bastropcountyhistoricalsociety.com/

Bastrop Public Library

https://www.cityofbastrop.org/page/lib.home

Bastrop Genealogical Society

http://www.bastropcountygenealogicalsociety.org/

Bastrop County African American Cultural Center

https://coalitionoffreedomcolonies.org/

Elgin Depot Museum

https://www.elgintexas.gov/200/Elgin-Depot-Museum

Elgin Public Library Online Catalog

https://elgintx.booksys.net/opac/epl/index.html#menuHome

Portal to Texas History

https://texashistory.unt.edu/

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc

Texas Historical Commission

https://www.thc.texas.gov/

Library of Congress Digital Collections

https://www.loc.gov/collections/