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TumbleBooks is an online reading opportunity for kids. It includes animated story books, chapter books, language based books, non-fiction titles, videos, graphic novels, and much more! No matter what your child enjoys, TumbleBooks has you covered. Your Krum Public Library card gives you access to this resource for FREE!

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Freading is an online service that allows Krum Public Library cardholders to download eBooks to their favorite devices for a two week loan period. To start reading with Freading you will need your library card number, pin number, an email address, and the password you will create. Once you have created a log-in, use your email address and password to sign in and start reading! Click here to print or view detailed instructions.

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SimplyE is the reading app that gives you access to a nationwide e-book and digital audiobook library lending program. It's easy to browse, borrow, and read any e-book or listen to any digital audiobook in our library's collection on your mobile device. SimplyE is easy to learn, navigate and use. It contains thousands of books, and utilizes assistive technology to make it accessible for everyone. Download the app for your device at the links below, find Krum Public Library, and enter your library card ID and PIN to use SimplyE today! (If you prefer using a website through a computer, you may also choose that link below.) 


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These databases are made available to you through the TexShare Program administered by the Texas State Library. TexShare online resources are not licensed for use in Texas public schools or for classroom instruction. These resources are licensed for use only through your public library. The following databases are not a complete list of resources available to you. Visit TexShare's website to explore further. If you have a Krum Public Library card, please see one of our librarians to receive a TexShare log in.


TexShare has resources in the following categories:

  • Academic Research 

    • Academic Search Complete, ​EBSCO HOST, Credo

  • Career and Education

    • Job and Career Accelerator, Learning Express Library, Vocational and Career Collection

  • Health

    • Consumer Health Complete, Medline

  • Skills and Hobbies

    • Computer Source, Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Small Engine Repair

  • eBooks

    • EBSCO E-books, Newspaper Source Plus, Teaching Books

  • Law

    • Legal forms, Legal Information Reference Center

Research and Resources


Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos, reports and books on dozens of subjects ranging from anthropology, chemistry and culture to law, women studies and zoology.


EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds.

Credo Complete Core Collection

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias, subject handbooks, and current events resources, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.


Gale Databases

From student favorites like Gale In Context suite to our flagship InfoTrac databases, we offer dozens of powerful research platforms to put vetted sources right at your users fingertips.

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

OVIC is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of todays hottest social issues. Topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, and audio files.

Master FILE Complete

A multidisciplinary database providing full text for popular magazines, reference books and other highly regarded sources from the world leading publishers.

Primary Search

A full-text database for young researchers with easy-to-read online encyclopedia entries, complete articles from popular children magazines, and a vast image collection.

Referencia Latina 

A full-text Spanish-language database covering a broad array of subjects, which offers reference books, general interest magazines, newspapers, newswires and health reports.


Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in libraries. Digital Sanborn Maps provides digital access to 2118 large-scale maps of 436 Texas towns and cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth, and San Antonio. GPS coordinates and uses a selection of enhanced images from.


Texas Reference Center

A collection of journals and books about Texas and Texans with topics including the state's history, its ethnic and cultural diversity, literature, public health, business, leisure and more.

WorldCat First Search

First Search delivers precise, full-featured searching of WorldCat, the largest database of library bibliographic information. It enables people to find authoritative content in every format from library collections worldwide.

Career and Education


Gale In Context: Science

Science In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of todays most significant science topics.

Job and Career Accelerator

A job search and career exploration resource with more than 1,100 occupations, sample resumes and cover letters, current job and internship postings, and guidance on preparing for and getting a job.

Learning Express Library 

A collection of interactive tutorials, practice tests, articles, flash cards and e-books patrons can use to improve academic skills in reading, writing, math and science as well as prepare for high-stakes exams.

Vocational and Career Collection

Full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

Skills and Hobbies

Chilton Library represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.


Computer Source

Video tutorials for computer basics, the Internet and operating systems; includes beginner-to-advanced level for popular and commonly used Microsoft and Adobe software applications.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center

A comprehensive full-text collection of detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.


Small Engine Repair Reference Center

A well-organized collection of detailed, yet user-friendly, repair guides for all manner of small engines.



eBooks at EBSCOhost

Full text for thousands of recently published fiction and nonfiction books on a variety of topics, such as business, economics, history, law, literature, psychology, religion, the STEM subjects and more.


Newspaper Source Plus

A resource offering cover-to-cover full text for U.S.,international and regional newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts from major networks.


Teaching Books

Bring to life childrens and YA books with video trailers, author interviews, discussion questions, and much more. Great for book clubs, choosing books, and homework help!



Consumer Health Complete

A patient education support tool with consumer-oriented content covering mainstream, holistic and integrated medicine.

Gale In Context: Health and Medicine

A source for consumer health information from popular magazines about aging, fitness, nutrition, wellness, disease prevention and more.

Health Source Consumer Edition

A source for consumer health information from popular magazines about aging, fitness, nutrition, wellness, disease prevention and more.


An essential biomedical research resource providing access to many of the most-used biomedical and health journals, covering a wide range of subjects.


Natural and Alternative Treatments

A database containing accurate, unbiased information on medical conditions, alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, drug interactions and homeopathy.

Salud en Español

A collection of Spanish-language evidence-based reports and fact sheets covering all aspects of health and wellness, including diseases, conditions, injuries, procedures and treatments.



Legal Forms

Provides 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 more.


Legal Information Reference Center 

A resource to help laypersons navigate a wide range of legal issues with top consumer legal reference books including Nolo do-it-yourself guides as well as thousands of legal forms.

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