• Print jobs will only remain available to be printed for three hours after they are submitted to the print station. 
  • Print jobs must be fewer than 75 pages. 
  • The printer will be turned off ten minutes prior to close each day. 

In addition to our circulating and reference collections of books, audio, and DVDs, and offering public computers and free Wi-Fi, we currently offer the following services: 

Reference Help

We almost always have a staff member on duty able to answer questions and help you find items! Come by the library during any of our operating hours, or call the Information Desk at 972-780-5052.

Little Free Pantry

We have two shelving cases and a refrigerator devoted to storing food, beverages, and other items donated by the community, for the community. Anyone may take what they need from the Pantry. There is no cost or paperwork.

The LFP is stocked entirely by donations.

If you have a donation for the Pantry or the Fridge please bring it directly to a staff member. 

Study Rooms

We have three study rooms currently available for individuals or small groups on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to use the study rooms. If you are looking for a venue for a party or a larger group, the Recreation Center offers meeting rooms for rent (scroll down to just below the hours.)

Room availability subject to change based upon library needs.

 Notary 

We have two notaries on staff. The presence and availability of a notary is not guaranteed without an appointment. 

Please text either 972-707-3830 or 972-780-5069 to make an appointment or for more information.

If witnesses are required, you must bring them with you. Library staff or patrons may not act as witnesses. 

Notaries can not offer any type of legal advice, nor can our notaries notarize wills. 

The cost is $2 per notary signature.

Technology for loan

We have 20 Chromebooks available in the library for patron use. All are available for checkout (Duncanville residents and paid non-residents only) or in-house use. They will connect automatically to our Wi-Fi network.

We have 14 hotspots available for take-home checkout. (Duncanville residents and paid non-residents only.)

Overdue Chromebooks & hotspots will be remotely disabled. 

E-books

If you have an e-reader or a computer, you can access our collection of e-books through OverDrive (also called Libby). For more info click this very link! You can also download the Libby app for your smart device.

Just sign in with your library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of the phone number in your library account).

Available for Duncanville residents and paid non-residents.

Fax

We offer outbound faxing at 50 cents per page.

Scanner

We also have two scanners (one flatbed, and one document feeder) that can be used to send documents to an email address or save them to a flash drive. Scanning to email or to a flash drive is free. (Bring your own flash drive.)

 Copier
  • prints in color or black/white
  • has a document feeder
  • makes double sided copies
  • 20 cents per page (this means 40 cents total for a double-sided copy)

Blood Drives

 We have partnered with the Red Cross to host multiple blood drives throughout the year. You may always check www.redcrossblood.org and use our sponsor code DuncanvilleLibrary to find our next upcoming blood drive.

Language Learning Tools

  • Duolingo. It offers free practice in a variety of languages. It is available online, as well as through a smartphone app.


Displays and Reading Lists

Our monthly displays highlight all sorts of subjects and authors throughout the year! Come to the library to see this month's display.

We also have a collection of reading lists. Some of these are based on themes, such as books to make you laugh. Others are lists of award winning titles.

Seed Library

Anyone make take home seed packets to plant (limit three.) After harvest, you may return seeds to the Seed Library. More information on donating seeds and planting seeds may be found next to the Seed Library at the Info Desk. 

 

Thanks to the board of Keep Duncanville Beautiful for the cabinet and seeds!

TexShare Databases

Cardholders who live in Duncanville may access the TexShare databases from home with their library card number and the library's super-secret password. We're not allowed to post it here, so please come in.

These databases have excellent resources on a variety of topics.

 Test Proctoring

Free of charge, but an appointment is required. Availability is limited. If you need to use a computer for your exam, please keep in mind that computers shut down 15 minutes before closing each day.

All paperwork must be completed by you before you arrive for your appointment. If any paperwork needs the proctor's signature make sure that the proctor receives it well before your exam. It is the responsibility of the person taking the test to make sure that they obtain an acceptable proctor.

If you need to have a paper or computer test proctored, please contact the library via email: [email protected] 

In your email please include your preferred times. 

(Availability is subject to change.)

 Digital Newspaper Archives

The Digital Newspaper Archives of the Duncanville Public Library includes:

  • Duncanville Today
  • Duncanville Daily News
  • Duncanville Suburban
  • Duncanville Weekly Chronicle
  • Duncanvillite

Link only works on a Duncanville Library computer.