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I’ve heard stories about the library owning a collection of rare and valuable books kept in a vault. Is that true? Can the public see items in this collection? How do you find out what the library has?

The Dallas Public Library’s Fine Books Division is located on the seventh floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  The division was established in 1950 by the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and focuses on three areas of … Continue reading

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Q&A: I’m interested in the history of theater in Dallas. Can the Library help?

The Fine Arts Division at the Central Library has several books on Dallas theater history–one of which was written by former Fine Arts Division theater librarian, Robert Eason. There are also books on the history of the local theater buildings … Continue reading

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I’ve lost my copy of a really important Dallas Opera production from the 1960’s. Does the library have one I could photocopy?

The Fine Arts division of the downtown Dallas Public Library has Playbills, season brochures, clippings, and other resources covering many years for both The Dallas Opera and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  These are not indexed or digitized, so you’ll want … Continue reading

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