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Austin Library RPG Collection Grows Following D20NN Reports

City's Central Library collection could grow further based on circulation reports

The Austin Public Library told D20NN on Thursday that their collection of role-playing game material has received a much-needed infusion following our reporting.


We first explored the library's shelves in December, and touched base with library staff during our Multiverse Monthly story about the library's homeschool D&D club. Apart from a few core system books for D&D, Cthulhu, etc.; the shelves were pretty bare.


Now, there are 62 more books, guides and materials available to patrons, and still more could be on the way.


Heath Rezabek, Managing Librarian for the Teen Central section, described the influx of books dedicated to role-playing as "like some kind of amazing birthday, if the one having the birthday were all the roleplayers of Austin!"


The Teen section is home to the "Big 3" systems - D&D, Starfinder and Pathfinder. The adult section (pictured) is home to what they classify as "specialized or mature" titles, such as Vampire: The Masquerade. Despite this separation, Rezabek says library patrons of all ages are welcome to peruse the collection at any time.


Along with other systems like Runescape and Doctor Who, there are also materials for the home-brew creator, like How to Write Adventure Modules That Don't Suck.


"We appreciate your role in sparking us to rebuild this collection," Rezabek wrote to us on Thursday. "We’re watching to see how they circulate, and will continue to develop the collection accordingly."


Click here to see the Austin Public Library's current catalog of newly-acquired RPG materials.


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