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Humanities

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 3rd floor | 1515 Young Street | Dallas, TX 75201
Humanities@dallaslibrary.org | 214-670-1668

fiction aisle

Service Hours

Mon
Tue
10-5
Wed
10-5
Thu
12-8
Fri
10-5
Sat
10-5
Sun
1-5

The library is closed during major holidays.

About

The Humanities division at the Dallas Public Library offers access to information related to literature, language, religion, and philosophy. The collection of books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and audiocassettes includes literary works, literary criticism, biographies, language materials, and works in foreign languages. Among the subjects included in the Humanities collection are:

  • Generalities
    • almanacs
    • encyclopedias
    • newspapers
    • reference materials
    • journalism
    • library science

  • Philosophy
    • logic
    • ethics

  • Religion and Mythology
    • biblical literature
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Judaism
    • Islam
    • comparative religion
    • other world religions
    • Greek, Roman, and other mythologies
    • astrology, dreams, UFOs, and other paranormal phenomena

  • Language and Grammar
    • dictionaries
    • grammars
    • study guides
    • phrase books in most world languages
    • ESL (English as a second language) and sign language

  • Literature
    • plays
    • poetry
    • writing
    • literary criticism

  • Fiction