Online Services & Resources

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eBooks


Download eBooks from Overdrive Media. The library has contracted with OverDrive Media and joined a consortium of Central Texas libraries to offer eBooks to our patrons free of charge. Set up your account and enter your library card number under My Account to sign up. Visit OverDrive Help if you need assistance or bring your device to the library for personalized help from our staff.

eMagazines 


Access Flipster with your library card to check out over 20 different magazines digitally. Back issues are available too! Download the Flipster app to download magazines for reading offline.

New York Times Digital Access

As a member of the San Marcos Public Library you can access to the complete New York Times online. The access code for the library's digital subscription provides ongoing access to NYTimes.com from any computer or device, as well as access to apps on portable devices. Email the Library for the free access code.

eAudiobooks

Library customers can access audiobooks through RBdigital, including exclusive content from Recorded Books and titles from all major publishers. Download audiobooks in digital format to your computer and then transfer to your portable listening devices, including MP3, iPads and iPods.

TexShare Databases

A valuable research tool, the TexShare Databases include access to full-text magazines, newspapers and genealogy materials for customers of all ages. Call the library at 512-393-8200 to get your free login and password.


Learning Express Library

Whatever your goal, Learning Express Library's resources will help you succeed. SAT, ACT, Compass, GED, GRE, THEA and other test preparation materials are provided. Practice for occupational tests such as firefighter, police officer, nursing, CDL, teacher exams and more. Brush up on your computer skills with classes on Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and other Windows-based programs as well as MAC and Adobe applications.

Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want-at school, at work, or in life. Email the library to get the login information.

Heritage Quest


In Heritage Quest you'll find U.S. federal census records, family histories, published genealogies, historical books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and more to help you trace your American ancestors' paths across history.  Email the library to get the login information.

BookLetters 


See what's new at the library this month! Just subscribe to as many e-newsletters as you would like and you will receive updates in your email inbox with brief descriptions of each title as well as links to the library's catalog so you can easily reserve titles of interest. You can also subscribe to our calendar of events and our popular newsletter will be delivered once per month to your email account. Not sure if you want to subscribe? Just click on any of the newsletter titles to read them online.

Local History Photographs


Enjoy a peek into the beauty and history of San Marcos with our digital photo collection. Old postcards, family photos and event clippings are still being added to this collection.
History Photograph

San Marcos-Hays County Digital Local History Collection


This bibliography offers simple digital access to the contents of the San Marcos-Hays County Local History Collection. Indexed materials include news stories, features, and obituaries, as well as birth, wedding, and engagement announcements. The materials themselves are housed at the library. If you find an item you would like, please contact 512-393-8200.

Library Catalog


The online library catalog provides access to all materials that the library offers including books, DVDs, audio books, local history research, and photographs. With your library card number and personal identification number (PIN), you are able to access your own account, place reserves on popular materials and renew items already checked out.

Children's Catalog


The children's online catalog provides access to all materials that the library offers in the children's collection including books, DVDs, and audio books. With your library card number and PIN, you are able to access your own account, place reserves on popular materials and renew items already checked out.

My Account


Access your library account using your library card number and 4-digit PIN.

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