Running out of things to do? Check out all of our amazing resources available online. The Rosenberg Library is here for you!
Don’t have a Rosenberg Library card? You can click here to apply for a library card online.
The Rosenberg Library is currently not charging fines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have any questions about your Library account or materials, please call the Circulation department at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 111 or online chat with us at the library’s website Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Can I return books now?
Yes! You may return your books at any time to one of our two outdoor Book Drop locations:
- at the north parking lot of the Rosenberg Library.
- Moody Methodist Church, (2803 53rd St, Galveston, TX 77551, Book Drop located at the corner of 53rd and Avenue U)
- Library materials can also be returned inside the library Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am – 5:45 pm. Masks must be worn while in the building and social distancing must be practiced. Please click here for more information on our phased reopening.
Items will not be checked in immediately. The library will let them sit, then sanitize before checking them in and returning them to the shelves.
Library materials currently checked out will not accrue fines or late fees. All due dates will be pushed back.
Resources for All Ages
Enjoy an item from our online libraries!
Looking for something to pass the time? Check out our amazing collection of digital media, including ebooks, audiobooks, music, and movies! Click here to visit our e-Library resources.
Still in school, or taking this time to work on projects around your home? We’ve got a resource for that! Whether you’re writing that science report, trying to learn a new skill or computer program, or finally fixing that broken tail light on your car, the Library can help you find information and guides to make your task easier. Not sure which resource is right for you? Call us at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 115 or online chat with us at the library’s website Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Click here to see our collection of digital resources.
Resources for Children
Learn while you play with your children at home!
Access to knowledge at Rosenberg Library is never closed! We have gathered an outstanding collection of online resources for your family to enjoy. Click here to see a few of our favorites.
BookFlix pairs a picture book with a non-fiction title to combine the best of both worlds. Heather’s favorite categories are “Imagination” & “Music & Rhyme.” One of her favorite books is “Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs” by Eric Litwin. Click here to find it in the Music & Rhyme section – then you can try making your own ice cream at home! Let Heather know what you think about the book on social media!
ScienceFlix has science experiments that are disguised as fun activities! Click here to take science to another level with experiments like Ocean in Motion or Seeing Stars. Find us on social media and let us know which experiment is your favorite.
Our Blue-Tongued Skink Rose misses everyone. She wants to know what your family is reading right now! Find us on social media and let us know!
Did you know that we have a Minecraft server open to all Galveston youth up to age 18? If you have Minecraft (Java edition), feel free to jump onto our Rosenberg Library server! The server address is rosenberglibrary.meloncu.be.
We are offering programs via Zoom. Click here to see what is currently available. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and have online access, please contact Karen Stanley at (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 119 to schedule a practice Zoom session and find out more information.
History Now: Galveston and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Share your pandemic story with us.
Contribute to the historical record today! Help us document Galveston’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic by submitting photos, diaries, letters, poems, artwork, posters, or objects to the Special Collections Department. Someday our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will ask how the pandemic affected our lives. Your contributions will be archived in the Galveston and Texas History Center and the Rosenberg Library Museum for future generations to study.
Galveston’s response to COVID-19 mirrors that for Spanish Flu
Learn more about the similarities between the city’s response to the Spanish Flu nearly a century ago in this article written by Rosenberg Library Senior Archivist, Sean McConnell. Originally published by the Galveston County Daily News on April 9, 2020.
Genealogy Research Online
The Museum department preserves and exhibits artifacts that document the history of Galveston and the Republic of Texas, as well as the Library’s fine art collection.
Call (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you hit a roadblock. Rosenberg Library archivists are here to help!
Museum at Home
While the Rosenberg Library Museum is temporarily closed, we’d like to showcase some of the beautiful art that shines on our walls today. Explore virtually the watercolors, sketches, and oil paintings in our “Galveston Artists Abroad.” This exhibit features the work of Galveston artists who traveled through Europe, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean between the late 19th and mid-20th centuries.
Do you have health questions?
You can discover the answers through the Rosenberg Library’s collection of health information databases. The Rosenberg Library has databases that cover everything from medication information, as found in AHFS Consumer Medication Information, to the latest research on the Coronavirus / COVID-19 from PubMed by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Click here to go to our collection of health-related resources, including science journals and holistic treatments.
Looking for reliable and up-to-date information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Galveston Community Resources
Applying for Unemployment Benefits
If you are currently unemployed, you are eligible to apply for benefits through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Your unemployment claim starts the week you complete the application.| |
Digital Resources for Home Learning
Galveston Independent School District (GISD) has compiled a list of resources for students of all grade levels Pre-K through 12th.
Parents can utilize the resources for lessons and students can continue to learn Math, Science, Social Studies, and English from the safety of their homes.
AARP Foundation Tax Assistance
From now until their last day (April 15), all appointments with the AARP are completely booked. All of the volunteers at AARP are grateful for your patience and continued support of this program. We would also like to thank them for their hard work and the time that they have given to this popular resource.
For future guidance on tax-related matters, please review the resources below:
- Texas has extended the tax-filing deadline to June 15, 2021.
- Free tax forms (Form 1040 & Form 1040-SR) are available to pick up at the Rosenberg Library. Forms can also be printed at the Computer Lab for $0.10/page (black & white).
- For additional guidance, patrons may call the IRS Tax Assistance Houston office at (281) 721 – 7021.
- Patrons can also check the IRS website to see if they qualify for free, online self-filing: https://www.irs.gov/filing
- Find out if you qualify for an Economic Impact Payment. Visit irs.gov/eip for eligibility and other information, and visit irs.gov/getmypayment to find out your payment status.
Do you have questions that we haven’t answered?
Let us know! You can reach us by phone, email, or online!
Phone: (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 115.
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