Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center

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  • Now you can access more than 18,000 e-books. Download e-books to your own device and read at your leisure with no overdue fines ever!

  • Browse our e-book collection by visiting the Central Texas Digital Consortium and selecting "sign in" at the top right of the screen. Select "Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center" and then enter your library card number. It's that easy!

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TexShare database

All Giddings Public Library card holders have access to this database of more than 27,000 journals, more than 171,000 e-books, and more than 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources. También encontrarán recursos en Español. If you have a library card, just call or email us, and we'll provide you the TexShare password.


Listen to more than 10,000 free audiobooks. Volunteers read books that are in the public domain and upload them to the LibriVox site.

Project Gutenberg

Read more than 60,000 free e-books. Project Gutenberg focuses on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitize and proofread the e-books prior to making them available on the site.