Friends of the Rains County Public Library
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 Library Resources

The Rains County Public Library has a great group of employees who work hard to make your library experience excellent. Promoting good customer service, the staff is here to help you with all your recreational reading interests, as well as research needs. They look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to the Rains County Public Library.

For more information on how to obtain a library card (available FREE to any Texas resident), loan policies for checking out materials, or accessing the online database resources call the Library Staff at 903-473-5000, ext. 283.



Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

(Available only inside the library)

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site.

(Contact the Library for login information to access the database remotely.)

Browse Recipe Source for a large achive of more than 70,000 recipes collected from a variety of Usenet newsgroups and mailing lists. Includes a wide selection of ethnic and regional foods and is searchable by food type, country, and basic keyword.

Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.

· Over 300 practice tests and courses

· Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests

· Information on over 4,000 accredited schools

· Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships

· Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started

· Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations

(Contact the Library for login information to access the database remotely.)


Need to help your child with a school report? Looking for ancestry information about your great-grandfather? Searching for articles on a recent medical diagnosis? How about a listing of the hottest careers in the 21st century? These powerful, commercial databases licensed by TexShare offer authoritative, full-text articles from verifiable, subscription-only sources. TexShare Databases cover areas such as General Information and Periodicals, Homework and Education, History and Genealogy, Spanish-Language, Health and Medical, Business Resources, Vocational and Career, and Books and Literature.

Access is FREE of charge to Rains County Public Library card holders and is available 24 hours a day. (Please contact the Library staff for the TexShare login ID and password.)

The Unbound Bible is a collection of searchable Bibles with, 10 English versions, Greek, Hebrew, 4 ancient versions, and dozens of other language versions.


Friends of the Rains County Public Library
P.O. Box 591
Emory, Texas 75440
(903) 473-5000, ext. 283

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