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TexQuest provides access to authoritative digital resources for educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open-enrollment charter schools.

FAQs

Program and Participation FAQs

  • Yes. Britannica ImageQuest and Gale Books and Authors, Gale in Context: Biography, and Gale Interactive Science were added to TexQuest on 9/1/22 and 10/1/22. Visit News and Updates or Provider Support for information or sign up for TexQuest X-Press to receive updates.
  • No. Participation in the TexQuest program is by District only. The TexQuest resources are intended for K-12 students, and making them available to all students better prepares them for the next level of their education.
  • Districts that participate in TexQuest will be invoiced an annual participation fee.
  • The State Fiscal Year 2023 (September 1, 2022-August 31, 2023) participation fee will be $0.29 per student based on enrollment data provided by TEA on AskTED.
  • The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) handles all Invoicing for TexQuest annually.
  • No. If a district enrolled in TexQuest through ESC 20’s commitment system, it is automatically enrolled in any subsequent year of the TexQuest program.
    • NOTE: If your district previously participated in TexQuest, but lost access and has not participated in more than one fiscal year, please contact TSLAC's Accounting Department for instructions to renew participation.
  • No. If changes to TexQuest resources occur in the future, TexQuest district contacts will be notified via email and information will be shared on News and Updates and TexQuest X-Press.
  • If a District that has never participated in TexQuest signs up for TexQuest after March 30, they will gain access to TexQuest resources for the remainder of that Fiscal Year and be invoiced for the next Fiscal Year the following September.

The TexQuest Participation Summary (TPS) Report is a report that the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) generates for each participating TexQuest district that includes the following information:

  • Estimated Upcoming Fiscal Year Program Participation Fee
  • Retail value of TexQuest resources (money district saves by participating in TexQuest)
  • Statewide Participation Facts
  • Information about NEW TexQuest resources (if any)
  • Current Fiscal Year District Usage Statistics
  • Help and Newsletter Information

TPS reports are emailed to District Primary, Librarian, and Accounting contacts in mid-May. For questions regarding the TexQuest Participation Summary Report please contact Liz Philippi.