Other Programs and Services
The Texas State Library provides a wide range of programs and services for Texas libraries. Please explore the resources listed here.
Texas Heritage Online (THO) is a cooperative project to identify, describe, digitize, preserve, and make broadly accessible special collections of history and culture held by libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions in Texas.
With more than 1,000 libraries and branches across the state, there's always a TexShare library near you!
TexShare libraries work together to offer patrons exclusive e-content, online education and career advancement tools, and expanded borrowing privileges.
Statewide job opportunities for librarians. Includes a list of recent postings, details for each job, and instructions for posting a position.
Find a range of manuals, studies, and other information to help develop and manage library services, including the CREW manual, Texas library laws, school library standards, Public Library Advisory Board Handbook and other professional resources.
Professional resources available to the Texas library community. Search the library catalog of the State Library and two other Texas state agencies, and find information about the Library Science Collection including hours, location, services, and a listing of subscriptions to journal titles in library and information science.
A fast, free, easy way to create and maintain a library website. Over 200 public libraries in Texas use Ploud for their website. Contact Henry Stokes to learn more.
Texas public libraries may use state contracts to help save money.
The new Texas Summer Reading Program, working together with the 49-state consortium of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) promotes literacy by encouraging children, teens, and adults to read for pleasure during their summer vacations and to attend fun and educational programs. Find more information about summer reading, as well as view archived information about the past Texas Reading Club and Texas Teens Read! programs.
The Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans Project (TEAL) is hitting the road with three mobile computer labs staffed by experienced technology trainers. Trainers can provide classes at your library for your patrons on basic computer skills, email and more!