Digital and Online Resources

Are you looking for FREE eBooks and audiobooks, or need help finding information for personal interest or a school research project? The Elgin Public Library is here to help you find what you are looking for, just select a category below:



eBooks & Audiobooks

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). The site is designed for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book featured on the site includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

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


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/

Portal to Texas History

https://texashistory.unt.edu/

Texas State Library and Archives Commission - Archives and Reference

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

Library of Congress Digital Collections

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


Legal Law Help

Texas Law Help  

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

Academic Research

TexShare Databases

https://texshare.net/-Try these databases filled with thousands of magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, test preparation, and more. Please see your librarian for a username and password.