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Genealogy Section

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 8th floor
1515 Young Street | Dallas, TX 75201
genealogy@dallaslibrary.org | 214-670-1433

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Plan a Visit to the Genealogy Section

The Genealogy Section of the Dallas Public Library is located on the 8th floor of the downtown Dallas Public J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. To find information on directions and parking, please visit the Dallas Pubic Library's main website.

The Genealogy book collection is arranged in sections of Genealogies, Countries and by U.S. States (see the Genealogy floor map and shelf guide). The library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification System. The collection is open shelf with some books in our Limited Access area.

The library has scanners and photocopiers for books, microfilm and microfiche. Materials can be scanned to a USB flash drive for a free digital copy or to a printer for a paper copy. Paper copy prices are listed below:

Photocopies
Standard/legal size $0.15 per page
11 x 17 size $0.25 per page

Microfilm, microfiche copies    $0.25 per page

Computer printouts $0.25 per page

Prepaid copy cards are available at the Genealogy service desk in the amount of $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00 or $20.00. Copy cards may be re-charged with additional credit. The Genealogy photocopy machines use only copy cards for payment of copy charges. The copy card can also be used in all microfilm/microfiche and photocopy machines in the library except the microfilm/microfiche scanner. Computer and ST200 scanner printouts are paid for at the Genealogy Reference desk.

The Genealogy Section accepts cash and checks in payment for copy cards and computer printouts.