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Search Results Library Name:  Dallas Public Library
Library Type:  Public - Main Library
Address:  1515 Young St,  Dallas, TX 75201-5411   Map it!
County: Dallas

Phone:  (214) 670-1400
E-mail:  Contact by Email

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TexShare Member:  Yes
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TexShare Databases Program:  Yes
TexShare CARD Program:  Yes
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Lending Policy for Dallas Public Library

Contact Information:
Name: MaryJo Giudice
Phone: (214) 670-7803
E-mail: Contact by Email

Limitations: No more than 5 items may be borrowed at one time. No non-circulating items may be borrowed. No current materials (anything received within the last 6 months) may be borrowed.

Eligibility: Application is made at the circulation desk at any Dallas Public Library location. Card is for a period of 6 months. Photo identification and address verifications required.

Hours: Central Library:
Monday Closed
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm
Wednesday and Thursday 12noon-8pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Branch Libraries:
47 hours per week, schedules vary.

Card Availability: Card may be renewed after 6 months, if in good standing.

Renewals: Materials may be renewed:
- in person
- by telephone
- self-service with library card number and PIN

Returns: Materials can be returned to any Dallas Public Library location. All locations have an outside materials return for after hours returns.


Returns by mail should be addressed to:
Central Circulation Services Division
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas 75201-5499

EXPRESS MAIL: Same as U.S. Mail address

Overdues: Sent by email, if provided by borrower: otherwise, reminders are sent by mail.

Recalls: If a request has been placed on an item, it will not be renewed. It will be recalled to fill the request.

Non_Circ_Items: Reference,Fine books,Genealogy,some Government Documents,Current materials, Archival materials, most periodical titles.

Loan Policies: Books: 21 days (some 14 days)
DVDs/VHS: 7 days
CDs and cassette tapes: 21 days

Fines: All late charges are per item per day including holidays and closed days
Books: 30 cents
DVDs/VHS: $1.00
CDs and cassette tapes: 50 cents

Lost Items: An item is declared lost when it is 21 days overdue. Charge is for the cost of the item plus $10 processing fee.

Billing: Bills are due upon receipt. Card privileges immediately revoked. Patron accounts of $35 or more and 55 days overdue, including fines and assumed lost items are referred to a collection agency and a $20 collection fee is added to the account.
Payment at all DPL locations and by mail to:

Circulation Services
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young Street
Dallas, Texas 75201-5499

Additional: Account must be in good standing for all borrower services (check-out, renewal, etc.)

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