Dallas Public Library
Enjoy the beautiful weather and try out our Spring Storywalk! Pick up a map at the library and walk to downtown businesses to read The Spiffiest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson. When you're done, come back to the library and fill out a raffle ticket. You may win a prize!
The Dallas Public Library has ten T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots* available for checkout! If you are interested in checking out a T-Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot or would like to know more, please call us at 503-623-2633.
The Dallas Public Library is offering curbside pickup of available holds. When you arrive at the parking lot doors to pick up holds, please call us at 503.831.3547. If you do not have a cell phone, please call us just before you leave for the library. Staff will ask for your name and you will need your library card in order to check out. Curbside pick is available Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. Please note, curbside pickup is subject to change.
The process is easy but for pickup you must have a library card for everyone that has holds available in order to check out. A staff member will be at the door with gloves and a mask. They will have a tray for you to place your library card on. We ask that you place the card with the barcode up. This helps us scan your card without touching it. We will return your card on the tray. You will need to open your trunk for us, either from inside or by getting out, opening the trunk, and getting back into your vehicle. We will bring out your holds and place them in your trunk, closing the trunk for you.
You can place Holds on Books, DVD's, Audiobooks, and Magazines at https://catalog.ccrls.org/client/en_US/dal. The following image shows how to search for items on the CCRLS catalog site.
You can check the status of your holds that you placed. Here are some examples of what your account might look like depending on your hold status.
If you do not have a library card, you can register for one online and have access to our ebooks and audiobooks. Cards will be active for 90 days(instead of the customary 30 days). When your home library opens, bring in your picture ID and proof of current address to verify your information and you'll be able to check out other library materials. Please click the link to register: CCRLS Online Registration
Click here to browse the CCRLS catalog!
Suggest a Purchase!
The Dallas Public Library welcome suggestions and recommendations for new library materials. Please click the link and complete the form to request an addition to the collection. Dallas Public Library Recommendations
*Check Out Periods*
- DVDs - 1 week check out - may be renewed
- New Books - 3 week check out - No renewal
- Cultural Passes - 3 day checkout - 1 use - No renewal (Not Available At This Time)
- All other Dallas materials check out for 3 weeks