DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Dallas is expanding access to public libraries by allowing students and teachers at any school in the city to obtain a library card.
Under the previous policy, library cards for non-residents were limited only to students and teachers in Dallas public and charter elementary and secondary schools.
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With the Dallas City Council vote on Wednesday, card access for non-residents was extended to all educational institutions, including private schools, colleges and universities.
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“It’s about having free access to services and knowledge,” said Libraries Director Jo Giudice. “This change is in line with our other recent efforts to remove resource barriers, such as the elimination of late fees and the loan of Wi-Fi hotspots.”
The Dallas Public Library serves nearly 8 million visitors daily through the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library and 29 branches.
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A library card is free to any Dallas resident, student, or teacher.