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4 Dallas Public Library Card Secrets

4 Dallas Public Library Card Secrets

Sure, you know you can check out books at the Dallas Public Library… but did you know you can get check out seeds, too?! We’ve uncovered all the secret perks that you can get with a Dallas Public Library card and we’ve got all the details below!


Here are a few reasons why I love the Dallas Public Library: 

  • You can check out seeds!
  • You can stream movies, TV shows and more at home!
  • You can take over 500 online classes FREE from Universal Class!

Check out seeds from the Dallas Public Library!

Gardeners of all ages can check out seeds to plant at home from the Dallas Public Library. Just stop by and pick some out. If you can, harvest some seeds from your produce and bring them back to the library to share! Learn more here!

Stream free movies, audio books, e-books and more!

  • Stream FREE online movies, TV shows and music from Hoopla!
  • Access free e-Books and audio books from cloudLibrary, eBook Collection, ebrary and Overdrive.
  • Access digital magazines with Zinio. You’ll find popular titles like Popular Science, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart, Every Day with Rachel Ray, National Geographic and so much more!  You can also get free online newspapers from PressReader and Newsbank. 
  • Get FREE exclusive subscription databases from Academic Search Complete to WorldCat. 

Learn new skills with online and offline library resources!

Take a class at the library to assist you with computer skills, job searches, English speaking, GED preparation, early literacy, arts and more. Plaza Comunitaria includes an online component to help Spanish-speaking residents learn English and computer skills.

Learn computer and software skills from Lynda.comMore than 1,900 online courses are available, covering topics from animation to programming and more!


Learn something new with Universal Class. There are over 500 classes to choose from. You’ll learn at your own pace while working with a real instructor. From Algebra to Yoga, there’s something for everyone!

Learn a new language with Mango Languages. and Little Pim (for kids) Mango can instruct you in 20 world languages – and you can learn them all for free!

Study for your Texas driver’s test with free online study guides from the Dallas library!

Get help at the Dallas Public Library!

Find a new or better job using the Dallas Public Library’s exclusive resources! You can use your library card number to log into Job Now and Reference USA. Reference USA will help you locate and research companies, find HR contacts and search job listings. Job Now will help you with resumes, cover letters, live interview coaching and career assessments.

Get homework help in-person at the library during certain hours or online between 2pm and 12am. Help is available in Spanish. Tutors can assist with all subjects, including world languages. They’ll even help you prepare for the SAT, ACT and GED.

File your taxes for free at the public library! You’ll be able to receive on-site assistance from AARP Tax Aides and VITA volunteers. Check the library site for details!