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Digital Library -- eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Databases

eBooks & eAudiobooks & eComics

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SimplyE eBooks - The only digital content app created by libraries for their communities. Browse, borrow, and enjoy an eBook or digital audiobook in our library's collection. SimplyE brings all your books together in a single app!

  • Download the free app from either Google Play or the App Store.
  • Download the Getting Started flyers for instructions, available in English and Spanish, for Android and iOS devices.
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How to Log In with Your Library Card

Apple iOS Devices

  1. Tap the Settings tab at the bottom right of the screen
  2. Tap Accounts
  3. Select your library
  4. Tap and enter your DeSoto Public Library barcode number or your username
  5. Tap and enter your Password
  6. Tap Catalog tab at the bottom left of the screen to start browsing and searching for e-books

Android Devices

  1. Tap Menu on the Upper Left of the screen
  2. Tap Manage Accounts
  3. Tap Accounts
  4. Tap the relevant library you wish to log into
  5. Tap Log In
  6. Enter your DeSoto Public Library barcode number or your username
  7. Enter your Password
  8. Tap Log In
  9. Tap Accounts in the top left corner until you see Settings then tap Catalog to start browsing for e-books

If you encounter problems logging in with your library card number, please tap Report An Issue under the DeSoto Public Library's account screen or call us at 972-230-9661.

 

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Hoopla eBooks

Choose from more than 150,000 eBook titles from Hoopla Digital. You may check out up to 5 titles per month when you sign up for a Hoopla account using your DeSoto Public Library card.

  Hoopla eAudiobooks

Choose from more than 40,000 audiobook titles from Hoopla Digital. You may check out up to 5 titles per month when you sign up for a Hoopla account using your DeSoto Public Library card.

cloudLibrary eBooks by Bibliotheca

Using Bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary service, you can now listen to a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks via smartphone, tablet, or computer.

  cloudLibrary eAudiobooks by Bibliotheca

Using Bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary service, you can now listen to a curated selection of fiction and nonfiction audiobooks via smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Digital Comic Books & Graphic Novels

Comic books and graphic novels from DC, Image, Darkhorse, Archie Comics, and other popular publishers in your browser or using the Hoopla app.

 

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Movies & Music - Stream or Download

  • Use Kanopy or Hoopla to discover hundreds of different films, documentaries, and more.
  • Listen to over 50,000 items in Hoopla.

Databases

Driving Tests

Taking your driving test soon? Use this resource which offers FREE Driver Permit practice tests. There are tests for both cars and motorcycles. Also you'll find online driver's handbooks.

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TexShare Database Resources - Click here to access
Through the Texas State Library, DeSoto Public Library customers have free, unlimited, full text access to online encyclopedias, professional and academic journals, newspapers, magazines, and 68 reputable databases. These databases provide accurate, authoritative, and commercial-free resources.
To access all of the TexShare databases from home or work, please click on one of the TexShare links and call the Information Desk at 972.230.9661 during regular business hours for the login and password.

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A-Z List of Resources

Resources by Subject

TexShare highlights:

  • Chilton Library
    • The most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. Contains thousands of year, make, and model combinations for car repair covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
  • Gale Legal Forms
    • A wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. 
  • Learning Express Library (Learn-A-Test)
    • Allows you to access a database of practice tests based on the official exams. Some of the practice exams include: GED, ASVAB, SAT, ACT, PSAT, TAKS for some grades, police officer entrance exams, firefighter entrance exams, and real estate license exams.

    Click the link and call the Information Desk at 972.230.9661 during regular business hours for the login and password.


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    Reference Solutions
    is the premier source of information for reference and research. It offers accurate data on 63 million businesses and 307 million customers. Available on public computers inside the library. If using wireless access inside the library or from another location, accept the database terms and conditions, and then enter your DeSoto Public Library card number.

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    Tutor.com
    provides homework help, tutoring, test prep, and more. You've got homework. We've got help. Live Homework Help is available for Kindergarten – 12th grade from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Students can receive help in math, science, social studies, English, as well as resume writing and job search skills. Students will need their DeSoto Public Library card number.

    To use the database, type in the 14 digit number on the back of your DeSoto Public Library card.