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.

Adult Events and Programs


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

Adult Anime and Manga Club

Tuesday, June 16th at 3:30 – 5:30 pm on Zoom
Be a part of the Online Rosenberg Library Adult Anime and Manga Club! We’ll be watching Tsuritama! Join us on discord by emailing Sheronda here.

Adult Online Book Club

Wednesday, July 1st at 4:30 – 5:30 pm on Zoom
The Adult Book Club continues online via Zoom! Our next book will be Valentine, by Elizabeth Wetmore. Valentine is available for check-out from the Rosenberg’s physical collection, as well as digitally via Hoopla, and the Houston Area Digital Media Catalog. Email Ash for access and assistance here.

Meditation for Inner Peace During Turbulent Times with Daya Sharma

Saturday, July 18th at 2:00 – 3:30 pm on Zoom
We are living in a time that often feels confusing and stressful. Incorporating meditation into our lives can make a big difference! Join Daya Sharma, scientist and skilled meditation teacher, on Zoom as he shows us a simple meditation technique to increase personal well-being. Email Ash to RSVP or to find out more information here!

Adult Crafts-to-Go – Cleo’s Bracelet

Wednesday, July 22nd at 4:30 – 5:45 pm on Zoom
Join us for our second Adult Crafts-to-Go of the summer! Local artist Annette Kinslow will teach us how to make a beautiful piece known as Cleo’s Bracelet! Sign-up by calling (409) 763 – 8854 ext. 115 and schedule a time to pick-up your sterilized craft supplies. Join us on Zoom July 22nd at 4:30 pm for the class. Spots and supplies are limited! You can also email Ash to RSVP or to find out more information here!

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