Arts and Humanities




These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.
Freegal is a downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of Sony Music Entertainment artists. Library cardholders can download five songs a week. Freegal works with any MP3 device, including iPods. Need help? Check out Freegal’s help files.
texshare_logo_tinyHumanities Full Text
A comprehensive database featuring the humanities including art, classics, dance, film, and religion.
texshare_logo_tinyPlay Index
Find one-act plays, radio and television plays, and monologues from 1949-present.

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General Information


A comprehensive index of artists represented at museums, archives, and other online resources.
Internet Broadway Database
Provides a comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway, including all “title page” information about each production. Includes the number of performances, extensive credit information, theaters, characters, and more.

Art Images


ArtSource contains online Art and Architecture resources, including libraries, artist’s projects, image collections, new media, art journals, electronic exhibitions, museum information, art organizations, ceramics, and more.
Getty Publications Virtual Library
Features a wide variety of books covering the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists.
National Gallery of Art Online Editions
Presents the most current, in-depth information on the Gallery’s collections by the world’s leading art historians along with rich capabilities for exploring that information. Each section contains annotated images, artists’ biographies, and related glossaries.
Graphis Archives
Graphis promotes the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration. The archives display the last five years of photography, advertising, design, and poster annuals.

LACMA Collections
LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art.
National Gallery of Art
Features over 45,000 high-resolution images available free of charge for download and use.

Writing Groups


Writer’s League of Texas
A forum for information, support, and sharing among writers to help writers improve their craft, market their skills and promote the interests of writers and the writing community at large.

Local Art


ArtSpace shows artwork by Round Rock and area artists in the gallery. New exhibits are featured every month.
Round Rock Arts512-218-7099
The goal of the Round Rock Area Arts Council, dba as Round Rock Arts, is to encourage, support and enhance arts and cultural activities in the Round Rock area to transform the city into a thriving arts and culture scene.

Local Music


Music on Main Street
The City of Round Rock brings you Music on Main Street, a free music series on the Prete Main Street Plaza stage, 221 E. Main Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays from March through May. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family.
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra
Established in 2002 to provide an opportunity for non-professional adult musicians and talented students to perform in a dedicated orchestra environment.

Local Theater


Penfold Theater512-850-4849
Dedicated to cultivating a love for live theater in northern Travis and Williamson Counties by providing professional theater performances and education programs.
Sam Bass Community Theatre512-763-7228
Provides entertainment, education opportunities, and cultural development through quality live theater. Features summer camps and a youth guild workshops and performances.

Local Writing Groups


Round Rock Writers Guild
Regularly meeting writers group that welcomes all genres of writing.



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