The E-Read Texas program recently expanded our collection of e-books from the University of Texas Press and the Texas A&M University Press. We previously purchased titles from both of these presses, as well as the University of North Texas Press, TCU Press, Texas State Historical Association Press, and Texas Review Press. The titles cover a wide variety of topics, with an emphasis on Texas history, geography, nature, and culture.
These titles were purchased through the E-Read Texas program but are available to all libraries in the state. E-Read Texas is a program for small and medium-sized public libraries, but a portion of the collection has been licensed for statewide access. To access the university press titles, please visit https://e-readtx.biblioboard.com/modules and look for the state university presses in the alphabetical list. These titles have been purchased with unlimited simultaneous user access, so there are never any holds or waitlists. In addition, the website is geofenced, so as long as your users are located in Texas, they will have full access to the site. If you are interested in configuring access for students that may be outside of Texas, please contact Karen McElfresh (email@example.com) for more information.
All Texas libraries also have access to the other titles on the Biblioboard website: https://e-readtx.biblioboard.com/home. The majority of the titles are popular nonfiction, including a collection of craft books from the publisher Annie’s, as well as cookbooks, gardening books, travel guides, and many more! The site also includes adult and young adult fiction from small and independent presses and includes a selection of titles from the Indie Author Project. A full title list and MARC records can be downloaded from https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/ebooks/collectioninfo.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the E-Read Texas program, please contact Karen McElfresh (firstname.lastname@example.org).