The Adult section is located on the 2nd floor. The physical collection includes magazines, newspapers, classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction on a large range of subjects. There are movies, music, and audiobooks available for checkout as well as an extensive collection of downloadable ebooks, e-audiobooks, videos, and online databases. Most of our databases can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection.

The Adult & Reference Department also provides a wide variety of events and workshops for adults of all ages, including a monthly Book Club, an annual reading initiative called Galveston Reads, and ESL classes.

Reference Librarians handle ordering of materials in all formats for adults and teens.

They are on hand to help library patrons find what they are looking for, whether it be an ebook, reading recommendation, or help with research. Books and audiobooks not owned by the Rosenberg Library can be borrowed from another library, free of charge, through Interlibrary Loan.

Special needs equipment includes a text-to-speech machine and a low vision viewer for vision-impaired patrons.

The Extension Service delivers materials to home-bound and institutionalized patrons who are unable to get to a library. This is funded by the Galveston County Commissioners Court to serve all of Galveston County.

There is also a self-serve photocopy machine in the department.


All events and programs are meant for adults ages eighteen (18) and up.

Adult Anime and Manga Club

Tuesday, October 19th at 4:30 pm
Celebrate the Adult Anime & Manga Club’s 3-year anniversary! Register using the calendar below or email Sheronda.
Randall Room – 1st floor

Galveston’s Ghost Stories

Tuesday, October 19th at 7:30 pm
Join Gin and Alicia of Galveston’s Lantern Tours for an evening of ghosts, history, legends, and fantastic tales.
Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Galveston Reads – Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls!

Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 pm
Join us in decorating our own personalized Day of the Dead plaster skulls!
Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Adult Dungeons and Dragons!

Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00 pm
Adult Dungeons and Dragons is back! Whether you’re new to the game, or an experienced player, you’re free to join in.
McCullough Room – 2nd floor

Tarot Cards: Their History and Use with Kristina Mosbo (via Zoom)

Tuesday, October 26nd at 4:30 pm
Join us on Zoom as Kristina Mosho teaches us about the history and use of Tarot cards!

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Telephone: (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 115 or 116
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