I want to express my gratitude for your continued support and patience as the COVID-19 outbreak disrupts everyone’s day to day lives, including us here at Dallas Public Library.
Obviously, everyone’s priority in this unprecedented time is safety. Keeping ourselves, our families, and our communities safe. We know the library is a critical resource for residents of Dallas and we are taking steps to support our patrons as much as possible during this temporary closure. DPL staff is here answering your questions and creating online resources, as well as planning programs and events for the second we’re back in business.
We have begun issuing library cards by email or phone for Dallas residents who don’t yet have a library card and want access to our e-resources. If you need a library card, call your local branch and they will be happy to help you get one.
For those of you who have library materials at home, don’t worry – we have extended loan periods during this time. We are also closing our return bins, so keep any materials you have until we are back in full operation. Remember, we are a fine-free library, and you won’t be accruing any fines for materials you aren’t able to return on time. If you have any questions, again call your local DPL branch and a staff member will be able to assist you.
One more thing, starting next week DPL will be doing curbside pick-up, meaning you can reserve items online and pick them up at your local branch. We’re still working out some of the details, so look for more information about that Monday.
We will continue to communicate with you as our response to this outbreak evolves. We look forward to the time when we can welcome you back into our buildings and life begins to return to normal. Until then, visit us at dallaslibrary.org to take advantage of our great digital resources.
We are here for you now and will be here for you in the future. In the meantime, take a deep breath, call on your friends, wash your hands, and practice social distancing.