One of my favorite libraries in the state of Texas is in Houston and I have never set foot in it. Did you know if you are a TX Resident that you can get a Houston Public Library card and use their online resources? If not let me tell you what that includes and how to get your very own Houston Library card!
They have a fully stocked OverDrive Catalogue that makes me weep in joy!
Seriously their catalogue is so full that my on hold list is never empty and my wish list overfloweth. Pretty much ALL THE BOOKS you could want. Plus, I am not sure who their Romance Dept head is but they are on their game. The number of awesome pre-orders are to die for. I have even requested a few and had them filled almost immediately. Here is just a snapshot of what is on their new shelves (sorted by Recent). They also have some Videos but I have never used them through OverDrive.
Then they also have One Click Digital and Hoopla!
While I find that One Click Digital doesn’t have as good a collection as OverDrive–I do find that it fills in some of the series that I love. Also the wait times over in that app don’t tend to be as long! Hoopla is excellent for Audiobooks and Movies. I have borrowed many of both from there.
Interested in Music and Comics—they have you covered there too! Freegal Music and Comics Plus are awesome resources for us library card holders.
Pretty much I use this to get rid of my earworms! I also use the Comics Plus when someone says there is a Comic I need to read. I have found they are great to flip through and fill in stories that I know.
Probably one of my favorite things is the online learning courses available through Gale, Adult Learning Center, and Lynda.
There are tons of classes available from foreign languages to graphic design. The writing courses I have taken have been through there and it has been helpful in my career. I have learned about the technologies that interact with the one I support so that I can do my job better. All around a win when you consider they are FREE!
How do you get a Library Card?
You have several options available if you are a TX Resident:
- Register by Mail – You will need to fill in the online application and send in a copy of your driver’s license
- Register in Person – Bring your driver’s license or ID
Have fun and Thank You Houston for the wonderful job that you do 🙂
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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