Online Resources

TexShare Database is a collection of online resources for general information, homework and education, business, genealogy and history, books and literature, health and medicine, and science and technology. Spanish lanugage resources are available as well.

  • Searchable Full-Text Journals: 12,947
  • Newspapers and Newswires: 1,318
  • Reference Books: 4,654
  • Searchable Primary Source Documents: 597,326
  • NetLibrary eBooks: 28,281

Access is free but requires a login id available from the RCL librarian.

Texas Law Help is your one stop, online resource for free and low-cost civil legal assistance for those who cannot afford legal help. Learn about your rights, self-help resources, and legal aid.

Abilene Public Library

Texas State Library and Archives Commission was founded to preserve the record of government for public scrutiny, to secure and make accessible historically significant records and other valuable resources, to meet the reading needs of Texans with disabilities, to build and sustain statewide partnerships to improve library programs and services, and to enhance the capacity for achievement of individuals and institutions with whom we work.

The United States Library of Congress

MedlinePlus – A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

PeopleSmart’s directory makes it easy for users to lookup basic contact information, work information, public records data and geographical statistics for each person in the U.S. by consolidating all of this information into pages tailored to each individual’s name.

Online Searches – A online resource for searching public records. It includes free and “per use” fee searches.