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E-Read Texas brings electronic books and audiobooks to Texans served by small community libraries in all parts of the state. E-Read Texas provides over 20,000 downloadable e-books and audiobooks and a mobile e-reader application that make it possible for all Texans served by public libraries to access e-books.

The E-Read Texas collection primarily includes adult fiction and popular non-fiction and is most appropriate for an adult audience.

Attention: As of January 2024, we are not accepting new libraries into the E-Read Texas program. We are currently in the process of making some program changes, and will resume adding new libraries in October 2024. Contact ebooks@tsl.texas.gov if you have questions. 

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As of January 2024, we are not accepting new libraries into the E-Read Texas program. We are currently in the process of making some program changes, and will resume adding new libraries in October 2024.

Made Possible by IMLS Grant

This program is administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

What is E-Read Texas?

E-Read Texas is a statewide e-book program for small to medium sized public libraries in Texas. E-Read Texas provides eligible libraries with a collection of over 20,000 e-books and audiobooks, and a subscription to a mobile app to access the titles.

We are currently in the process of migrating participating libraries to the Boundless mobile app, and expect to have this process complete by October 1, 2024. 

What is Boundless?

Boundless is a mobile application developed by Baker & Taylor. The app offers easy-to-use features for patrons such as display controls, bookmarks, and notetaking. Boundless is also available for the web, so even users with out a smart device can use it. 

How do we join?

Please review the 'Join' tab for information on program eligibility and the sign-up process. 

What if we already have e-books?

You can still participate in the program if your library already has e-books. For many libraries, offering E-Read Texas in addition to your local collections can help shorten hold times for popular materials, and can offer patrons a wider selection of material. 

Page last modified: July 16, 2024