“Even when the library is closed, you have options! Scroll down to see some of the many things you can do online.”
Access digital content
Download music and audiobooks in a variety of formats, also ebooks and some video! These materials are free to holders of Dallas Public Library cards; however, these digital media have limited check-out periods just like other library materials.
This database provides access to some 30,000 electronic books viewable using the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Find local, community resources
Community Information Database
Use this search tool to find contact information for 5,000 local nonprofits,
government agencies and hobby clubs. It also includes links to their websites, where available.
Get live homework help
Dallas After School Homework Help (DASH)
As a Dallas Library cardholder you or your child can receive free, one-on-one tutoring from qualified teachers in all kinds of subjects including English, Math and Science! You can receive help with résumés and cover letters, test preparation, and more.
Homework Help websites
Staff from the library Children's Center have pulled together a list of the best homework and Science Fair help websites.
Get video help with our website
Dallas Online Tutorial System (DOTS)
Do you sometimes wonder how to use the library catalog's more advanced
features? How about placing an Interlibrary Loan request or filling
out a City of Dallas job application using NeoGov? We have created videos to help you.
Hear a story
Call the Library's Storyline: 214-446-2222
Place an Interlibrary Loan request
If we don't own it, and you are a Dallas Library card holder, we
can attempt to borrow the item from another libary.
Read full-text magazines and journal articles
Have you ever tried to access a website online only to find out that
the content was available to subscribers only? As a Dallas Public
Library cardholder, you have access to literally thousands of
magazines and journals, many of which are available in full text.
For example, you can access the Dallas Morning News historical
archive, The New York Times, Consumer Reports, the
Journal of the American Medical Society and many, many more.
Each database is organized by topic.
You can use this finder tool to see if
we have access to a particular title, but please note that it is not
comprehensive. (We subscribe to some databases this tool doesn't index.)
If you can't find what you are looking for in the Dallas Public Library
system, then try search the OCLC Worldcat database. After you search,
click on the record and then on "libraries worldwide". It will show a
list of libraries that own the item, starting with ones in Texas. You
can then place an Interlibrary Loan request.
Search for upcoming programs & events
Use this tool to locate upcoming events at all of our 26 locations. There is even an RSS feed.
View an online exhibit
Our Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division has organized online exhibits of tremendous
depth and beauty.