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Totally Pfree Things that you can do with your library card!

Post Date:03/20/2018 12:34 p.m.

You can use your Pflugerville Public Library card for books, CDs, DVDs and maker kits, but did you know that you can also enjoy these other free resources? Most of the library's digital resources even have apps that can be used on tablets and smartphones. 

 

Borrow an e-book

E-books and audiobooks can be accessed a few different ways using your library card and the library catalog. Hoopla and Overdrive will give you access to thousands of books, all of which can be accessed using your computer, tablet or phone. TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated talking picture books that help teach children the joys of reading. 

Stream a movie

Use Hoopla to watch movies from home on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can event cast Hoopla using Google Chromecast or AppleTV. 

Stream a song

Stream ad-free music anytime, anywhere using Freegal Music! Make a playlist from over half a million songs. 

Read your favorite magazine
 
Flip through full copies of magazines using RBdigital Magazine in English, French and Spanish. 

Learn a language

Mango and Pronunciator are fun programs that you can use to learn a new language.

Fix your car

For over 80 years, the Chilton automotive repair manuals have set the standard for automotive repair information for D.I.Y. automotive enthusiasts and professionals.

Prep for a test

Use Testing & Education Resource Center and Learning Express to help you ace your next exam. 

Make a reading list

Need help figuring out what book you might want to read next? NoveList Plus is a great tool that helps readers find books that you will enjoy reading. Search by series, author read-a-likes, genre and award winning books. Use NoveList K-8 for children book recommendations. 

Pick up a new skill

Learn academic, computer and career skills from Learning Express. 

Build your business

AtoZdatabases is a great tool for small businesses that can be used for job searches, the creation of mailing lists and sales leads. 

 

These digital resources can be accessed through the library catalog, or by linking the app from your smart-device to your library card. If you don't have a library card, come by the library to apply for one. Persons who reside within the Pflugerville Independent School District (PISD) and are at least 18 years old, may obtain a library card through self-registration at the library. Children must be at least five years old to receive library cards, with a parent or legal guardian present. Some services require parental permission. Residents living outside the library district boundaries can obtain cards with a $25 annual fee.

To get a Library Card, bring the following to the library:

  • Valid Driver’s license, State ID, Military ID, Mexican Consulate Card, or Passport
  • Proof of current residency (if not on the above cards