Dallas - J. Erik Jonsson Central Library

1515 Young Street

The Mission of the Dallas Public Library is to link resources and customers to enhance lives. The Library is committed to inform, entertain, enrich, and to foster the self-learning process by facilitating access to its collections, services, and facilities to all members of the community. All service efforts will focus on customer expectations and needs.

The Library will make available a broad spectrum of ideas reflecting diverse points of view and will provide collections that reflect the need and diversity of the community it serves.

The Library will honor its public trust by assuring maximum use of public resources. Furthermore, the Library will stimulate the awareness and use of libraries to promote individual enlightenment, community enrichment, and economic vitality throughout the city.


Simba Rashe

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Dont waste time with the other floors.Just head up to the 7th floor and you will be in for a wonderful surprise.It is quiet and it feels like an art exhibition as they have all kinds of historical monuments on display such as William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies.The staff is super friendly & helpful,internet connection is great ,fast and it looks very modern or even futuristic ! Best place to study ever

Michael Harris

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
What a waste of time and money parking all for nothing. The place seems pretty run down, and they don't even have any of the books I requested, and the only option they had with one book was EXACTLY the same option with the elerctronic version the Lewisville library had. They wanted to charge me $3 to find a library that had the book, and then when I said no thanks, I was told to order it on Amazon. AVOID this disaster at all costs.

Christopher Yarbrough

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
The books, building and views from the building are great. The super crazy stuff you see; sometimes humorous, but mostly absolutely terrifying.

Steven Danby

Friday, July 28, 2017
First, you will have to feel comfortable with the urban environment. There is definitely a homeless presence, but they keep to themselves. The police stop by every now and then to keep them moving. Inside is a book, multimedia, and historical wonderland! Besides the usual library fare expected, there is a great collection of important historical artifacts. The only copy of the Declaration of Independence west of the Missippi is located on the Fourth floor. In addition, an original Shakespeare Bibliography is there as well. This, particular bibliography is important for it has the only complete copy of several of Bill Shakespeare's works.

William Whittington

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Fantastic genealogy library on the 8th floor! Everyone so is helpful and made us novices feel welcome.