eLibrary & Bookstore
At one time the LARGEST CIRCULATING LITERARY MAGAZINE IN THE COUNTRY, ¡TEX!reached over 1.5 MILLION readers through newspapers, libraries, bookstores, universities, and secondary school classrooms, publishing some of the finest writers and artists in our state. To paraphrase Ezra Pound, literature “is news that stays news.” With that in mind, past issues of ¡TEX! are available for schools and youth centers, providing exciting writing models for young writers.
There are free eBooks for Adults, Kids & Teens. The Dallas Public Library hosts two eBook systems: OverDrive and Axis-360. OverDrive is considered more user-friendly. There is also the BookBub on-line service, which sends you an email listing various eBooks based on preferences you set when you set up an account.
Adults: You can apply online, but you’ll need to go to your local library to pick up the card. Also, you’ll need to have access to a tablet or computer to read an eBook. Last, there are important copyright restrictions when reading eBooks or audiobooks checked out from the Dallas Public Library.
Kids & Teens: Please ask your parents to help you get a DPL Library card. Also, make sure you understand that there are important copyright restrictions when reading eBooks or audiobooks checked out from the Dallas Public Library. Please ask your parents or another adult about this if you have any questions.
BookBub provides eBooks in the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iPad, and Kobo formats. Notes: not every eBook is available in every format. Also, not every eBook is free, so make sure you look for the “Free” label under the description. Kids & Teens: Please ask your parents for permission to set up a BookBub account and when downloading an eBook.