Round Rock Public Library offers materials in digital formats. The following resources provide a variety of ways to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and mobile content.
The library also features a wide range of research resources and mobile apps for learning new languages, genealogy research, taking classes, automotive repair, and more.
Download popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for children, teens, and adults to your computer, tablet, smart phone, mp3 player, or eReader. Please see the OverDrive website for specific devices and training on how to download materials.
You must be a Round Rock Public Library cardholder to download.
Need help setting up, downloading, or transferring eBooks? Watch help videos for detailed information on how to get started with our eBook collection.
View more than 28,000 eBook titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Though eBooks are not available for download, sections may be e-mailed or printed.
Online Book Club
Receive daily book samples in your e-mail. Each week a new book will begin based on the genre chosen. Sign-up for as many genres as you like, such as science fiction, business, classics and more.
Kids will enjoy viewing animated, talking picture books! Tumblebooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you on your computer.
In Universal Class, real instructors guide the learning by utilizing engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, and graded lesson tests. Certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units are available for selected courses.
Learning Express provides test preparation materials and interactive practice exams, based on official tests, that will help you improve your scores on academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Learn computer software programs through self-paced videos from beginner through expert level.
Use Mango and learn a language online. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you'll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you'll know how they're used in practical situations and conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation; you'll learn how to communicate.
Hobbies & Crafts
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center includes a collection of magazines, articles, books, and videos covering topics as diverse as gardening, camping, hiking, mountain biking, photography, decorative painting, candle making, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, card making, baking, and piano playing.
Mobile Library Apps
This free application enables wireless eAudiobook and eBook downloads from the Round Rock Public Library on Android and Apple devices.
Manage all your library accounts, place holds, renew items, search the catalog, and make personal lists! Available for both Android and Apple devices. (Coming soon to the Kindle Fire).
Learn a new language quickly, easily, and effectively. The fun and engaging interactive lessons incorporate the four conversational components critical to effective communication: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Available for Android and Apple devices.
Build, update, and show off your family tree with the Ancestry app. Whether youâ€™re a family history beginner or expert, this user-friendly app makes finding and learning more about your ancestors fun and easy. Available for Android and Apple devices.
Find newspaper, magazine and journal articles easily. Limit your results to full text or peer reviewed articles and save or email the results for later use. Available for Android and Apple devices.
Zinio provides unlimited, simultaneous use of digital magazines. Over 90 popular magazines are available on any internet-enabled device. The publications include the same material as in print, including advertisements. Plus some issues include bonus interactive elements.
To use Zinio, you will need to login twice: the first is to access the magazine titles for which the Library has paid a subscription; the second is for the Zinio website which must be used to actually view the titles. After finishing the login process and choosing titles on your browser, the selected magazines will be available when using an app.
Please refer to the Zinio User Guide for more information about setting up your account. After creating your account, download the Zinio mobile app for your device.
Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of Sony Music Entertainment artists. Library cardholders can download three songs a week. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods. Available for Android and Apple.
Need help? Check out Freegalâ€™s help files.