Electronic Resources

We offer a variety of free electronic resources. Recently, we subscribed to AtoZdatabases, which can be used for job searching, creating resumes, sales leads, business profiles, background searches and more! Check it out here.

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.

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

Video

Checkout Limits

RBdigital

Audiobooks
14 day loan period
2 renewals per item
14 days per renewal
10 loan limit
3 hold limit

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. 

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

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

Austin

Blanco

Boerne

Bulverde/Spring Branch

Dripping Springs

Johnson City

New Braunfels

San Antonio

San Marcos

Shertz

Seguin

Wimberly

Local Area

Newspapers

Schools

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.

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.