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If you still have a question, fill out the form below to send it to a Grand Prairie librarian! A librarian will respond to you within two days, Monday through Saturday.

Inter-Library Loan

If the Grand Prairie Libraries don't have what you're looking for, you may request the item through InterLibrary loan. 

InterLibrary Loan helps library users obtain library material not available in the Grand Prairie Library System. Our library requests and borrows materials from other U.S. libraries on behalf of library users. The item is mailed to the Grand Prairie library for the patron, then mailed back to the lending library once the patron has returned it.

Conditions of InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Service:

1. Patron must be an adult, Grand Prairie resident with a library card. Library card holders must be out of the 30 day introductory status and in good standing.

2. Items requested must be at least 6 months old.

3. Some items may not be available including:

  • Reference or genealogy works
  • Rare or valuable books
  • Items with expensive shipping costs
  • Textbooks
  • Software and electronic resources
  • Audio or Video

4. Request for photocopies must comply with copyright laws.

  • Only five articles from the same magazine series.
  • Only one article per issue.
  • Only 50 pages from a single magazine or book

5. Items owned by the Grand Prairie Library System or International Libraries will not be ordered as an interlibrary loan. If there is an item at another Grand Prairie branch library, you may place a hold on that item, and it will be transferred to the branch you prefer. 

6. Limit of 3 requests a week.

7. There are no rush requests. Items arrive in 2 to 6 weeks if they are available.

8. Checkout is 2 weeks with no renewals. Some items are In Library Use only.

9. Most ILL requests are free. Patrons can consent to, and must pay any fee in advance.

10. Once your ILL item arrives, you have 5 days from the time you are notified to come pick it up. After that, it will be sent back to its home library.

11. ILL materials must be returned to the designated service desk inside the library.

12. Any charges for overdue, lost or damaged items are the responsibility of the patron.

13. Failure to follow ILL policies or staff instructions can result in loss of library privileges.

Request an InterLibrary Loan

Invite the Library to an Event

If you would like the library to have a table at your event or to come to your school, please contact Victoria at

If you would like for the library to do a program or presentation for your organization, please contact Ashley at

Library of Things

The Grand Prairie Library System  debuts its Library of Things on Monday, April 24. The Library of Things is a special collection of devices and appliances.  Use your library card to check out items like a sewing machine, cake pans and cookie cutters, a telescope and more.
The Library of Things will open with 19 kits, any of which may be checked out with a Grand Prairie library card that has left the introductory period. A kit can be placed on hold, and transferred to any branch, but not to the Book Locker. You may check out one kit at a time. Kits should be returned to a library service desk (not through the book drop, Locker, or Epic Reads) and are not available for renewal.


Click a link to learn more about the device, view a manual or instructions, and see what supplies you'll need to provide.

 Looking for a tool? Learn more about Grand Prairie's Tool Lending Trailer.

The Grand Prairie Libraries offer many other kits for kids and adults.  Date Night Kits provide everything you need for a night at home for a couple or group of friends. Enjoy games, a movie, trivia, a book and more.
Check out a Learn How kit, provide your own supplies, and learn a new skill, like calligraphy, knitting or embroidery.
With a Book Club Kit, one check-out lets you borrow 10 copies of a notable, thought-provoking book and a discussion guide. Use with your book club or group of friends.
Themed Read It Again Kits for kids are full of educational toys, games, DVDs, puppets, and of course, books! Caregivers and kids explore topics together like Our World, Creepy Crawlies, and Under the Sea.
All kits are housed at the Main Library. To have a kit transferred to a branch library, place a hold on it in the catalog, and select your pickup location.

Library Social Worker

Our Library Social Worker, Anne Marie Holstead, provides support and resources for a variety of needs.

She is available to help child, teen or adult patrons work through issues ranging from navigating mental health challenges, food or housing insecurity, locating resources or how to advocate for yourself in a changing world. 

Schedule a one-on-one, virtual appointment by contacting Anne Marie at or by phone at 972-237-5797.

Anne Marie received her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from Baylor University, and is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker. She previously worked for an agency within child welfare and has specific experience working with child development, trauma, and supporting inter-personal relationships. 



MiFi Wireless Hotspots

The Grand Prairie Public Libraries  have several mobile Wi-Fi hotspots (MiFis) available for checkout. MiFis provide mobile internet access for up to 15 tablets, smartphones and other internet-ready devices. Enjoy unlimited high speed data at home or on the go.

MiFis are borrowed at your own risk. The mobile Wi-Fi hotspots provide an open wireless connection and the Grand Prairie Library is not responsible for information read, viewed, or accessed using this device or for personal, confidential, or other sensitive information shared over the Internet. Grand Prairie Public Library System is not responsible for any damage that may occur. Please report any problems with equipment upon return.


Guidelines for Borrowing & Use

Borrowers must be 18 years or older and have a Grand Prairie Library card out of introductory status and  in good standing,with no lost items.

Limit to (1) one Wi-Fi hotspot per household at any given time.

Hotspots may be checked out for three weeks and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If all MiFis are checked out, place your hold through the library catalog at  Hotspots should be returned inside the library, and not through the bookdrop.

Overdue hotspots will have Internet access disabled and there is a $.50 per day overdue fee. A lost, damaged, or stolen hotspot will have a replacement cost of $240. For any part missing upon return, there will be a replacement parts fee of $15.


What is included in the hotspot kit? 

Wi-Fi hotspot device, adapter plug and charging cord, as well as network and password information.


How do I connect to the hotspot?

Turn on the MiFi by holding down the power button (located on the top right of the device) for several seconds.

With your internet-ready device, view your list of networks (usually located in Settings). Look for the wireless network matching the one listed on the inside of the MiFi box. Select it, and log in with the password provided in the hotspot box.

To conserve the device's charge, power the MiFi down at the end of your session. The MiFi may be recharged with the provided cord and plug.


Tips & Troubleshooting

Ensure the hotspot is charged and powered on.

The network name (SSID) and password are located in the box the hotspot comes in.

If the device is not connecting to the network, press and hold the Power key for 10 seconds to restart the device.

If the device is damaged or malfunctioning, it should be returned to the library. Please notify a staff member about any issues.


No Contact Check-Out

Library users may place holds on books and DVDs from home, and pick them up later while maintaining social distancing. Pick-up is available at all Libraries during library hours.

How to use:

Place holds on books, DVDs or Playaway audiobooks online or by calling 972-237-5700. Kits and backpacks are currently not available. When you place your hold, indicate your preferred library for pickup.

When your items are ready, we’ll notify you by text or email. We aim for pickup within one business day. If you are unsure we have your correct e-mail or phone number to text, please e-mail or call 972-237-5700 to let us know.

When you arrive to pick up your materials, call us to let us know you've arrived.
• Main Library: 972-237-5700
• Warmack Library: 972-237-5770
• Shotwell Library: 972-237-7540

We'll check your items out to you and take your bagged items to the porch. Please stay in your car until the library staffer has returned inside. Your bag will have your name and date due slip stapled to it.

Items may be returned through library book drops at all locations, or the Lake Parks Book Locker or Epic Reads (available whenever The Epic is open). 

Pay Fines

Personal Shopper

Need something to read or watch but having trouble finding something in our catalog? Complete this form, and library staff will select some books, audio books or DVDs for you. Once your items are ready, you'll be notified by text or email to pick them up at your preferred library.

Items may be returned in person at any branch, or  through library book drops.

Printing and Faxing

Prints are .10 per page black-and-white, or .25 per page color.

To print from your phone or tablet, choose a library below to pick up your prints at.

OR, install the Printeron app (iOs or Android) to your device and follow the steps to upload your file.

Once you've sent your file, you can go straight to the print terminal, enter your email address and pay at the coinbox.  

You can also email your document to Tell us in the email which location you'd like to pick them up at, then come pay at the desk and pick them up. 


You can send a fax online, even from your mobile phone (charges apply).

Suggest a Purchase

We select new items for the Grand Prairie Libraries based on factors such as library journal reviews, literary awards, and input from our users. We're glad to consider suggestions for new books, DVDs and audiobooks. Please understand that we can't add every recommendation, but we will consider each suggestion carefully.

3D Printing

The Grand Prairie Library System owns a PolyPrinter 229 3D printer, made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Request a 3D print by sending your file to Remember to attach your project as an .STL  file and include a phone number. 

Once we've reviewed your file, we will contact you with a price estimate. The cost to print is 15 cents per gram of plastic. 

We will contact you once your object is ready to be picked up You will have 7 days to pay for and pick up your object. Failure to pick up your object within the 7 days may result in a loss of future printing privileges.

Objects are printed on a first come first serve basis.  We will do our best to get your object printed within 14 days.

Only staff can administer the printer and attached computer.  Patrons may not change filament, attempt to clear jams, or in any way attempt to troubleshoot the printer or the attached computer.

All objects must have staff approval before printing begins. Final images of your object, or video or images during printing may be used on library promotional materials, social media, etc.

The printers may only be used for lawful purposes and for objects appropriate for a public library environment. Objects must not be illegal nor can they be construed as having the intent to harm. Objects must not infringe upon any 3rd party’s intellectual property rights.

Staff is not available to supervise prints or make modifications to jobs once they have started. Staff reserves the right to make changes to jobs based on quality, time required to print and nature of object. 

Objects print in one color and will be printed in the color filament available at the time of printing.

WARNING: FAILURE TO USE EQUIPMENT PROPERLY MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS BODILY INJURY INCLUDING BURNS. DO NOT TOUCH ANY PART OF THE PRINTER WHILE IT IS PRINTING. While Grand Prairie Library staff makes every effort to oversee the use of 3-D printer, use of the equipment is not under continuous direction or control of the library staff. The Grand Prairie Library nor the City of Grand Prairie are not responsible for any object created with the use of the equipment, including harm or injury incurred as a result of usage of the equipment. If an object is printed that is illegal or beyond the purpose of the printer, the object could be confiscated, the operator’s use privileges could be permanently revoked, or the operator could be subject to prosecution.












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Main Library

901 Conover Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Phone: 972-237-5700

Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Warmack Library

760 Bardin Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Phone: 972-237-5770

Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shotwell Library

2750 Graham St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 972-237-7540

Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.