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E-Branch


The McAllen Public Library offers a wide variety of online collections and resources. These include e-books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, comics, movies, research databases, and learning resources. Please see the description of each resource for login requirements, and contact us if you have any questions. 

Read


Libby

  • E-books and digital audiobooks from OverDrive. McAllen library card required.

OverDrive for Teens

  • E-books and digital audiobooks for teens. McAllen library card required.

OverDrive for Kids

  • Children's e-books and digital audiobooks. McAllen library card required.

RBdigital Books

  • E-books and digital audiobooks for any Hidalgo County library card holder.

RBdigital Magazines

  • Digital magazines for any Hidalgo County library card holder.

RBdigital Comics

  • Digital comic books for any Hidalgo County library card holder.

TumbleBook Library

  • Children's e-books. McAllen library card required.

The Monitor

  • In-library access only

The Valley Morning Star

  • In-library access only

The Brownsville Herald

  • In-library access only

McAllen Daily Monitor - Historical Archive

  • The early years of the McAllen newspaper are now searchable online as part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. Check back regularly as more years are added.

Listen


OverDrive Audiobooks

  • Digital audiobooks. McAllen library card required.

RBdigital Audiobooks

  • Digital audiobooks for any Hidalgo County library card holder.

Music

  • The library no longer offers the Freegal music service, but you can learn all about other great, free, and easy online music services on our blog.

Watch


Kanopy

  • Thousands of streaming movies, specializing in independent films and documentaries. Watch up to 4 films per month with your McAllen Library Card.

Learn


Tutor.com

  • Chat with a live, online tutor to get help in any school subject, including essay writing. Adults can also get resume and cover letter help. SAT and ACT exam review material from the Princeton Review also available. McAllen library card required.

Learning Express

  • Access a wide variety of online adult learning resources, including GED study guides, college entrance exam prep, and a career resource center. McAllen library card required.

TexShare Databases

  • Academic journals and databases from the Texas State Library, for all your research needs. Call any library branch for login information.

Ancestry Library

  • Accessible from within the library only. Research your family history with genealogical records.

Portal to Texas History

  • See our digitized historical collections on the University of North Texas' Portal to Texas History.

Gale Legal Forms

  • Database of legal forms to download or print, and legal reference source. In-library use, or login with your McAllen library card number.

Texas Driver's Handbook

  • All of the official Texas drivers' license handbooks and practice exams.

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