E-Read Texas - Collection Info

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.

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What types of books are in the E-Read collection?

The E-Read Texas collection primarily includes adult fiction and popular non-fiction and is most appropriate for an adult audience. The collection is chosen to include titles that will be popular with patrons, with enough copies to keep hold lists short. You can view title lists for the collection below.

New Titles

Click the link in the 'Download Title List' column to download a spreadsheet of new titles added in the month listed. You can also download the full inventory report and sort by the date added to find new titles.

Vendor Date added Download Title List (.xls)
Baker & Taylor Feb. 2024  B&T_Feb2024.xls
Baker & Taylor Jan. 2024  B&T_Jan2024.xls
Baker & Taylor Dec. 2023  B&T_Dec2023.xls
Baker & Taylor Nov. 2023   B&T_Nov2023.xls
Baker & Taylor Oct. 2023  B&T_Oct2023.xls

Inventory Reports

The files below include all available titles for the vendor as of the date listed. Titles expire from the Baker & Taylor and Bibliotheca collections, so be sure to check the most recent report. 

Vendor Date Updated Title Count No. of E-Books No. of Audio
books
Download Inventory Report (.xls)
Baker & Taylor Feb. 28, 2024  13,551 9,370 4,181 B&T_InventoryReport_Feb282024.xls
Bibliotheca August 18, 2023  1,082 410 672 Bibliotheca_InventoryReport_June2023.xls
Biblioboard Oct 16, 2023  5,948 5,948 0 Biblioboard_InventoryReport_Oct2023.xls

 

Loan Periods

Vendor Loan Period Max. Number of Checkouts Max. Number of Holds
Baker & Taylor 21 days 20 items 10 items
Bibliotheca 21 days 20 items 10 items
Biblioboard 21 days no limit no holds, all titles allow simultaneous use

Catalog and MARC Records

Baker & Taylor & Bibliotheca:

At this time, catalog records are available for Biblionix Apollo libraries ONLY. Please contact Biblionix customer support to set up automatic catalog record ingestion into your catalog, and be sure to tell them you are in the E-Read Texas program. 

Biblioboard: 

  • Instructions for Apollo ONLY: In the Apollo administrative interface, click on the gear icon at the top right and select 'SIP/3rd Party Setup'. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the checkbox next to Biblioboard in the 'Allow Access' column. It may take a couple days for the records to start loading into your catalog. Contact Karen McElfresh if you have questions.
  • If you use a catalog/ILS other than Apollo and are interested in obtaining MARC record files for the Biblioboard collection titles, please contact Karen McElfresh. 
Page last modified: February 29, 2024