Explore our collection of physical and digital resources.

FREE Database Access

Ector County Library provides FREE access to following databases. Giving you a range of information at your fingertips. If you have any questions, problems or need passwords please call us at 332-0633 ext 2107.

America’s News

America’s News features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., whether locally or nationally It is available remotely 24/7 on any device. 


Ready to discover your family story? Access to Ancestry Library is only available in the Southwest History and Genealogy Department on the 2nd floor. Come and see what you can discover. 

Centers for Disease Control

CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health. For more than 70 years, we’ve used science to help communities fight disease. 

Chilton Library

The most authoritative automotive repair information available. Year, make and model covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years plus specialty modes. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle. 

Health Reference Center Academic

Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in Info Trac’s award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.


Premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps identify relatives and uncover new information and. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Available 24/7. 


Hoopla Digital offers an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, Ebooks and comics. Borrow content immediately. Visit hoopla digital by following this link https://www.hoopladigital.com/ 


Info Trac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally a one-stop source for the day’s news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With Info Trac Newsstand you can search a collection of more then 1,000 newspapers.

Learning Express Library

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library’s resources will help you succeed. Each of the Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks and information you need to achieve the results you want – at school, at work, or in life. Practice test for Academic (ACT, SAT, TASP, etc), Civil Service (Police Officer, Border Patrol, etc), EMS, Firefighter, GED, Law Enforcement, and Military (ASVAB) are just a few offered. Check out their site to see more of what they have to offer.


Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more. Borrow from Libby for free with a library card. 

Odessa American

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of Odessa American. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device. 

Register to Vote

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date. Get your application here. 

Texas Share Database

TexShare Database Programprovides a wealth of electronic database resources to over 700 libraries throughout the state. Available 24/7 on any device. They provide full-text articles from journals, newspapers, magazines, and many other sources in a range of A-Z databases. Entire books can be read online. Database topics include homework help, health information, business information, biography and genealogy, literature and archival information. 


A unique Spanish-language streaming service,The Shelfoffers the widest selection of cultural, educational, and entertainment content. 

Ector County Library
321 West 5th Street
Odessa, Texas 79761
Phone: (432) 332-0633
Library Hours
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm
(2nd and 3rd Floors closed Saturday 1:00-2:00 for lunch)
Closed Sunday

Computer Lab Hours
Monday  – Saturday 9:30am – 6:30pm
Closed Sunday