Library Hours
Monday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Closed Sunday
Call 830-964-3744
Text 830-253-4942
16311 South Access Road
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

AtoZ Databases

AtoZ Databases offers marketing tools, job search features and resume/cover letter templates, mailing lists and sales leads, people look-up, business profiles and background/criminal search.

AtoZ World Food

AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages. It also covers food culture in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

AtoZ Maps Online

With AtoZ Maps Online, you have approximately 145,000 maps at your fingertips. This combination of proprietary maps and maps from other reputable sources gives you a “one-stop shop” for content that can be downloaded and used without any copyright restrictions.

Creative Bug

You can now access thousands of online art and craft video classes, as well as downloadable patterns, templates and recipes. You can access this resource through our catalog or from the “Do It Yourself” tab on this page.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator offers personalized language courses with support for 60 occupations, including PDF study guides and personalized audio lessons. Gain access to courses for 163 foreign languages and 143 home languages. Pronunciator has the world’s largest ESL course taught in 143 languages and the world’s largest American Sign Language and Mexican Sign Language courses. Learn with daily lessons and quizzes for all skill levels. With an extensive catalog of language-learning audiobooks (the world’s largest), there’s sure to be something for you. Also includes comprehensive citizenship preparation courses in English and Spanish.

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Books and Audiobooks

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BiblioBoard
Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more.  Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit.  The Biblioboard Library app is available for your Apple, Android or Kindle device.

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Wowbrary
Discover the latest acquisitions of your local library and instantly reserve bestsellers. Free weekly e-mail or RSS.

Video & More

Checkout Limits

Overdrive

E-books/Audio Books
14 day loan period
May renew 3 days before expiration
14 days per renewal
8 loan limit
8 hold limit
5,000 wishlist limit

Video
7 day loan period

RBdigital

Streaming Services
4 checkouts per month
7 day loan period
Unlimited access for checkout period
Transparent Language has an unlimited license after checkout, and does not need to be renewed or returned. 

Canyon Lake Art Guild Online Gallery

Libraries

Tex Share Card program:  A TexShare CARD provides you with borrowing privileges from more than 500 participating libraries across the state. Each library sets their own lending policy

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Environmental Resources

Inaturalist.org

iNaturalist is a global community of people who record photographic observations of other organisms and share them with each other so everyone can learn more about the natural world.

Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. Your findings are shared with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.

iNaturalist.org began as the Master’s final project of Nate Agrin, Jessica Kline, and Ken-ichi Ueda at UC Berkeley’s School of Information in 2008. Nate and Ken-ichi continued working on the site after graduation, with some additional help from Sean McGregor. Ken-ichi began collaborating with Scott Loarie in 2011, when they organized as iNaturalist, LLC and began expanding the site through numerous collaborations. In 2014 iNaturalist became an initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and a joint initiative with National Geographic Society in 2017.

Nature At Your Fingertips Through iNaturalist

Keep Track
Record your encounters with other organisms and maintain life lists, all in the cloud.

Create Useful Data
Help scientists and resource managers understand when and where organisms occur.

Crowdsource Identifications
Connect with experts who can identify the organisms you observe.

Become a Citizen Scientist
Find a project with a mission that interests you, or start your own.

Learn About Nature
Build your knowledge by talking with other naturalists and helping others.

Run a Bioblitz
Hold an event where people try to find as many species as possible.

Journeynorth.org

Report your sightings each fall and spring as the monarchs travel to and from Mexico. Track migration on real-time migration maps and follow the migration news. Fall migration extends from August to November; spring migration from March to June. Find out what to report each spring and fall. Scientists rely on the help of citizen scientists to understand the monarch’s conservation needs. Your observations make a valuable contribution — and help tell the dramatic story of the monarch’s journey to Mexico.

Climate Mitigation

As the hard realities of climate change become clearer in our daily lives, taking responsibility for mitigating these effects is a front-of-mind issue. But meaningful change does not mean a grim life of deprivation. New habits and energy-smart investments can make a real difference.

Haga clic en los iconos que aparecen a continuación para iniciar sesión en estos recursos utilizando el número de tarjeta de biblioteca y el número de teléfono o la contraseña.

Este recurso ofrece “Recursos Para Hispanohablantes”. Para acceder a estos, inicie sesión con su número de tarjeta de biblioteca y número de teléfono, luego inicie sesión / regístrese a través del menú superior. Una vez que haya iniciado sesión, haga clic en el botón Inicio y desplácese hacia abajo para encontrar Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

This resource offers “Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.” To access these, log in with your library card number and phone number, then Sign In/Register through the upper menu. Once you are signed in, click on the Home button and scroll down to find Recursos Para Hispanohablantes.

The Tye Preston Memorial Library is a Family Search Affiliate Library.  The Family History Library in Salt Lake no longer lends microfilm.  Their goal is to digitize as many records as possible and make the information available online.  Due to various restrictions imposed by the copyright holder, about 21% of  the records on Family Search cannot be accessed at home but 97% of available records can be accessed at a Family Search Affiliate Library.  When you click on a record you will get the message about going to a Family Search Affiliate Library.  Family Search authenticates on the Library’s IP address so that means you can use a Library computer or connect your own device to the Library’s wireless network.

The Genealogy Club of Canyon Lake

The Genealogy Club of Canyon Lake meets at the library at 1 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Members share stories, get tips to help overcome brick walls, and learn about topics such as courthouse research and DNA. Everyone is welcome.

The Genealogy Club occasionally takes breaks from meeting. Please check the library calendar to be sure that the club meeting is scheduled.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator offers personalized language courses with support for 60 occupations, including PDF study guides and personalized audio lessons. Gain access to courses for 163 foreign languages and 143 home languages. Pronunciator has the world’s largest ESL course taught in 143 languages and the world’s largest American Sign Language and Mexican Sign Language courses. Learn with daily lessons and quizzes for all skill levels. With an extensive catalog of language-learning audiobooks (the world’s largest), there’s sure to be something for you. Also includes comprehensive citizenship preparation courses in English and Spanish.

Note: This is a free resource not provided by the library. This website offers a premium service that the library does not pay for.