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Ancestry Library Edition For in-house library use only.  A ProQuest product, Ancesrty Library Edition gives you access to over 5 million public records including census data and marriage records.   
Gale Genealogy Connect includes the how-to of genealogy research in addition to the idiosyncrasies of genealogical research in specific subject areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data this is the place to start your research. To log-in type the word ‘texas’ .
Gale Genealogy Connect
  Mango is our new language learning program that you can access for free from the link to the left. It requires sign-up with email and will track progress through the learning system.  

Use these databases to find articles and books on topics from home improvement and crafts to critical essays and medical research.

For USERNAME please type RMN1032

 For PASSWORD please type TX78102

TexShare Databases A Program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commision
West Law Next Link

In-library use only.  Provides access to statues, case law materials, public records, and other legal resources.  Library patrons wishing to access this database must complete an in-person reference interview with the Reference Librarian.

Remote access.  No password required. WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide
World Cat
Discovery Texas Search Less, Find More

Use the Library of Texas to search for books, articles, and other items in all libraries across Texas.  Items searched for in the Library of Texas may be requested through Inter Library Loan.


The TexShare consortium of databases is provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.



Beeville Bee-Picayne and Beeville Bee newspaper digital collection
Available for research inside the library only. 

Original microfilm for 1892-2004 for the Beeville Bee-Picayune and 1886-1928 for the Beeville Bee.

PDF with some searchable files available for Beeville Bee-Picayune from 2005-2011. 

If you are unable to come to the library to perform your research please email or call 361.362.4901 to speak with the Reference Librarian about your research request.  Please note that the first two (2) hours of research done by staff are free of charge and additional time will be assessed with a charge of $5 per ½ hour. 

The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library subscribes to paper editions of the following newspapers.  Newspapers may not be checked out.

Beeville Bee-Picayune
Corpus Christi Caller Times
San Antonio Express News
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal Weekend and WSJ Magazine

The Joe Barnhart Bee County Library subscribes to paper editions of the following popular periodicals.  Periodicals may not be checked out.

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
American Girl
Better Homes and Gardens
Consumer Reports
Consumer Buying Guide
Cooking Light
Disney Family Fun
The Economist
The Family Handyman
Farm & Ranch Living
Fine Gardening
Good Housekeeping
Instructor School Library
Motor Trend
National Geographic
National Geographic for Kids
Neil Sperry’s Gardens
P C World
People en Espanol
Popular Mechanics
Popular Photography
Ranger Rick
Reader’s Digest Large Print
Rolling Stone
The Rotarian
Scientific America
School Library
Shonen Jump
Southern Living
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Texas Highways
Texas Monthly
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Transworld Skating
Web MD
Your Big Back Yard