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Tyler Public Library Adds E-Cards and New Digital Resources

November 7, 2018

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For Immediate Release
Nov. 6, 2018
Tyler Public Library Adds E-Cards and New Digital Resources
The Tyler Public Library has made it easier for Tyler residents to access their digital resources.  Citizens can now apply for an electronic card which gains them access to the multiple online resources the Library has to offer.
The Library offers digital access to electronic books and audiobooks via Overdrive and RB Digital as well as streaming video, online classes, research databases and so much more. 

“The ecard is ideal for anyone who finds it difficult to get to the Library due to mobility issues or simple inconvenience”, says City Librarian Ashley Taylor.  “We want to make it easy for our citizens to access materials from the convenience of their homes.”
To apply for an eCard, visit The eCard application is also available in Spanish.

With this new eCard or a regular Library card, patrons have access to several new digital resources. Of these three, two can be accessed with Library cards and the last is completely free and open to anyone through the Library website.
The Library has upgraded the language learning resource to a new one that is part of the RB Digital service. Transparent Language has access to 100+ languages. It also has access to Kidspeak, a version of Transparent Language that is directed and intended for children. Patrons can access Transparent Language through RB Digital.
The Library has also added several new digital streaming options on the RB Digital platform. Patrons can access Acorn TV, The Great Courses Library Collection, Indie Flix, Stingray Quello and a Spanish resource called Pongalo. Patrons get a seven-day pass for any of these resources and are able to checkout up to two passes at any one time.
For all of the crafters and creators who live in Tyler, you can also access CreativeBug. CreativeBug offers more than 1,000 art and craft video classes. Patrons can access this resource with their Library card and gain access to an ever-growing database of videos.

“We hope that patrons will have fun with this resource and create even more than they already are now,” says Reference Librarian Aleya Stone. “We wanted a resource that would be useful to patrons already coming to our creative programs.”
Lastly, the Library has added a new reader’s advisory website that can be accessed from anywhere. SelectReads provides patrons with the opportunity to subscribe to emails notifications about new titles, e-book additions, and author alerts. The Library has also created various book lists that patrons can access.
For further information, please call the Library at (903) 593-7323 or email any inquiries to our information desk.
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About the Tyler Public Library
The Tyler Public Library is a department of the City of Tyler. The Library helps meet the information, education and recreation needs of Tyler’s diverse and growing community by providing a full range of print, audiovisual and digital resources along with assistance and programming to promote the use of those resources. To learn more, visit

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