Category Archives: reference question

I saw something called the Discovery Wall on the Dallas Public Library website. What exactly is it?

When the Children’s Center at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library was renovated in 2011, Atmos Energy sponsored one of the only large screen videoconferencing systems for children in the country. The Discovery Wall is located in the Kahn Pavilion … Continue reading

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I’m looking to learn about genealogy research, but I can’t make it downtown to the Genealogy Section at the Central Library. Are there any books on genealogy that I can check out at my local branch?

While we do hope that you choose to visit the downtown Central Library’s Genealogy Division (ranked as one of the top 10 genealogy libraries in the country by Family Tree Magazine), the genealogy staff realizes that not everyone has the … Continue reading

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I wasn’t able to attend the recent Veterans’ Expo held at the Central Library. Can you help me connect with some resources for veterans and their families?

We’re sorry we missed you! But the staff of the Government Information Center on the 6th floor of the Central Library are always ready and willing to help connect those who have served our country with the resources and organizations … Continue reading

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My favorite reads are street lit (urban fiction). Will you be getting more books in that area?

The Humanities Division is pleased to announce the addition of over a hundred new titles to our urban fiction collection. Take a look at what’s new, and place your requests here: (Music Credit: This collection was made possible through … Continue reading

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I’m going on a road trip with two teenagers and I need some family-friendly audiobooks. Are all of your audiobooks on the first floor?

That’s a really good question. The Downtown Branch audiobook collection grew recently when all the audiobooks at the Central Library were relocated to the first floor, making it easier to browse our extensive collection. As for your road adventure, how … Continue reading

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