Buda Library at Home

Using the Library Catalog

Log-In to Your Library Account
You can do a lot with your library account after you’ve logged in, including using the library’s online resources and materials, managing your account, and renewing and reserving library items. Click here to see how.

Need to get a library card? We can do that over the phone! Call us at 512-295-5899 and we’ll set it up for you. You will need to send a photo of your ID over e-mail (the e-mail will be provided when you call).

How to Renew Checked Out Items
We understand, sometimes you just need more time! Learn how to renew the items you have checked out with your online library account. If an item doesn’t renew, call the library at 512-295-5899. Patrons are able to renew items twice online but library staff may be able to renew it.

Buda Library Curbside Service

Pick up books, audio books, DVDs, magazines, and CDs with Curbside Service! Place books on reserve through our online catalog. After you’re notified that they are ready, park in the library parking lot during designated hours and call us at 512-295-5899.

Reserve Library Items
You can reserve available items for pick up during curbside service or be notified if any item you’d like is currently out. Items that are available will be pulled as staff have time. Please wait until you are notified before you come for pick up.

Check out Books, Audio Books, and Magazines Online!

Check out E-books, E-Audio Books, and Magazines with Overdrive!
Use OverDrive to check out e-books, audio books and more! 

Learn a new Language!

Get started with Mango Languages
Learn a new language with Mango Languages 

Keep up with the News!

Buda Public Library patrons can use NewsBank to gain full text access to the Hays Free Press and the Austin American Statesman.

Check out some fun programs and storytimes you can do at home!

Learn Origami with Circulation Manager, Heather!

Other organizations with resources for at home activities

All of the selected resources are from organizations offering free services and activities! Clicking any of these links will take you outside of the Buda Library Website.

Scholastic at Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences.

Thinkery At Home

Our friends at Thinkery have great ideas, videos, and activities parents and caregivers can do with kids at home, using materials you likely already have lying around (so you don’t have to make any extra trips to the store!).

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. 


From the National Center for Family Literacy, Wonderopolis is a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages.

Brains On

Award-winning Science podcasts for kids and curious adults from American Public Media

The Kid Should See This

This site (curated for teachers and parents) offers 1000s of Science, History, and Cultural videos that are enjoyable and educational for the whole family.

National Geographic Kids

Virtual Tour:Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device.

NASA at Home

NASA @ home for students of all ages offers loads of fun and educational activities inspiring our next generation of explorers. 

We Are Teachers

Online read-alouds and activities by some of our favorite authors. Enjoy!

Wide Open School 

Check out Wide Open School to find engaging and fun online learning experiences to support your at-home learning?