Services

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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 in good standing for 6 months.

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 Trini at tpineda@gptx.org.

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

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 aholstead@gptx.org 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. 

 

 

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 gplibrary@gptx.org 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

Visit any library to print your documents, or email them to ncp@gptx.org. Tell us in the email which location you'd like to pick them up at, then come get them! Prints are .10 per page black-and-white, or .25 per page color.

You can send a fax online, even from your mobile phone.

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.

Volunteering

The Grand Prairie Library System utilizes both adult and teen volunteers throughout the year. Potential volunteer opportunities include:

  • Shelving and/or organizing materials
  • Summer Reading Club assistance (June, July & August)
  • Other tasks/program series according to library needs

  1. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Volunteers over 18 must pass a background check.
  2. Some volunteer positions may require you to attend an orientation session.
  3. Not all positions are available at all branches at all times.
  4. We are unable to accept any court ordered community service volunteers at this time.

Volunteer Opportunities and Application

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 library3dprinting@gptx.org. 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.

 

 

Contact Info

Email: libraryinfo@gptx.org

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Main Library

Address
901 Conover Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Phone: 972-237-5700

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

Warmack Library

Address
760 Bardin Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Phone: 972-237-5770

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

Shotwell Library

Address
2750 Graham St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 972-237-7540

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