E-Read Texas is funded in part by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. For more information, visit

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 17,000 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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  • How to Apply: A Step-by-Step GuideNew York state residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to access a wide array of digital resources, including e-books, audiobooks, and databases available from home—plus borrow physical materials through our temporary Grab & Go service. Please note that you must be within New York State when applying in order to fully access and complete the application.

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