Databases & Online Resources

Read, Listen & Watch

  • New! Select Reads
    Sign up to receive monthly newsletters featuring new books on a wide range of topics as well as our monthly newsletter of library events. You can even create your own custom newsletter tailored to your interests.
  • Audio Book Cloud
    Listen to audio books online!
  • Freegal
    Stream and download music for free with your library card.
  • Overdrive
    Download ebooks, audiobooks and movies. You will need your library card number and PIN.
  • Tumble Books
    Audiobooks, ebooks and videos for kids.
  • Tumble Books Junior
    For kids ready to go beyond TumbleBooks. Includes early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audio books and new National Geographic videos.
  • Zinio
    Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest digital library newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.


  • Discovery Texas (formerly the TexShare databases)
    Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development. To access these databases from home, you will need to obtain the login and password from the library staff by calling 806-775-2835. This login and password are intended for Lubbock Public Library patrons only.
  • Chilton Library
    To access from home, you will need your library card number.
    Full access to the database is only available from inside the library at this time.
  • Learning Express
    Take practice tests online. Includes the SAT, GED, GRE and more. To access from home, you will need your library card number.
  • World Book On-Line
    Includes encyclopedia articles, atlas, dictionary, World Book Kids, a Spanish language encyclopedia for students and more. To access from home, you will need your library card number.
  • Learn a New Language with Powerspeak

Research Tools

Reader Resources