Use the pull down menu on the tabs above to find Austin Public Library resources that will supplement AISD and DVISD resources for the 2020-2021 School Year (Belong to a charter school? Please Book a Librarian to see how we can incorporate your curriculum):
Not seeing resources for your grade level or school? We will add more resources as we receive lesson plans -- use Book A Librarian to share your curriculum with us!
Have you ever wanted to see a blue monster talk to your favorite author? Us too! Learn about the people and ideas behind your favorite books. Check out Van’s interviews with todays most influential authors.
Latest Van Show episodes are on APL+ including the Author Studio Tour!
View past Van Show episodes here.
Teachers guide for how to use these videos in your classroom or library available here.
We are issuing cards again! Teachers and educators can get a card with an extended check out period. Please call Customer Service at 512-974-7475 if you need assistance.
Did you know you can find the Lexile level of most books in our collection?
You can also search for books in a Lexile Level reading range using the "Advanced Search" in the catalog, and scroll down and put the lexile range in the Reading Level boxes:
Looking for another good book, but having trouble narrowing it down?
If so, let us tailor a custom list to your interests. Click the link and fill out the form. We will compile a recommended list and email it to you within a week. The more information you provide the better your recommendations will be!
eBooks in our library come from many different sources. In order to see availability across all apps, your best bet is to search our catalog (you can narrow results by eBook), and there you'll find out what books we have and where they are available -- often with much shorter wait times!
This site from Capstone publishers has an expansive list full of learning resources and activities, with more resources updated often.
Trailers and more for upper elementary through high school comic fans.
Bookflix: book trailers, author interviews, and more for elementary and middle grade readers.
Book trailers for elementary and middle grade readers.
Videos, games, how-tos and sneak peaks on new reads for ages 7-12. From HarperCollins.