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TexQuest: Program and Participation

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Program and Participation FAQs

What do districts get by enrolling in TexQuest?
Public school districts and open enrollment charter schools have 24/7 access to resources from Britannica School, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage Learning, Infobase, ProQuest, and TeachingBooks. Complete list of TexQuest resources for 2022-2023

Will there be any changes to the current TexQuest resources available to participating public and charter districts for the 2021-22 school year?
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.

Can we sign up as a campus or as a group of campuses within a district?
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.

What is the cost to my district?
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.

Will districts need to sign up each year for TexQuest?
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.

Will districts need to sign up when new resources are added?
No. If a district enrolled in TexQuest and has paid its Current State Fiscal Year invoice, it is automatically enrolled in any additional TexQuest resources.

Can districts receive discounts on additional resources from TexQuest providers?
For state-negotiated discounts for additional provider resources, please follow this link to the State Library and Archive Commission's K-12 Resource and Service page.

My district was inactivated; how do we renew participation?
If inactivation from TexQuest was due to non-payment or district participation cancelation, email the Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) Accounting Department at The TexQuest Support Center will inform the district contacts on file once TSLAC reactivates the account and access has been restored by all TexQuest providers.

What if a district signs up during the school year?
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.

How do I update my district's TexQuest contacts (Primary, LIbrarian, Accounting, Curriculum, Technology) and/or district's address?
Visit District Contact Updates and complete the form. Only complete the fields for those contacts that have changed.
If you do not know the contacts on file for your district, email the TexQuest Support Center.

TexQuest Participation Summary Report

What is the TexQuest Participation Summary Report?
The TexQuest Participation Summary (TPS) Reports are reports that the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) generates for each participating TexQuest district that include 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.

Contact TexQuest Support Center

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Can't find an answer to your question? Email the TexQuest Support Center 
or call 844-719-1501 (toll-free).

Institute of Museum and Library Services logo   Funding for TexQuest is provided in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in combination with state and local funds.