The Zula B. Wylie Public Library

  1. Library Services

Ask a Librarian

Get answers to factual questions, research help, web sources and information about library collections, databases, services, and the online catalog via email or phone. Fill out the Ask a Question form with your question and someone will respond to you within 24 hours. You are also welcome to call the library during business hours at (972) 291-7323.

Free WiFi

Free wireless internet access is available anywhere in the library building. Bring your wireless-ready laptop or other portable device.

Community Services

The Library offers the following services: meeting room, study room, proctoring, printing and copying, fax services, and educational programs.

Computers

Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office products are provided for the public, no library card is necessary. Black and white, as well as color printing, is offered for a small fee. For information on our Internet procedures, call (972) 291-7323 or view the Internet and Electronic Information Access Policy (PDF).

Computer Tutoring & Classes

Library users are welcome to schedule one-on-one appointments for individual assistance with basic questions on using the computer. Basic computer classes are held on selected Tuesday evenings and generally every Wednesday afternoon. Call 972-291-7323, ext. 1311 for more information.

Community Garden

Participation in the Cedar Hill Community Garden project is open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Please email Aranda Bell regarding the assignment of garden plots or call (972) 291-7323, ext. 1313.

Copy Machine

A coin-operated copier is provided for public use. Standard black and white 8 1/2 by 11 and 11 by 14-inch copies can be made for a small fee.

Databases

Your virtual library of reliable information that is available in the library or from home and office. Your library card provides you access to over 80 databases with full-text magazines and newspaper articles, dictionaries and encyclopedias, financial investment tools, family history records, medical research, and practice tests along with homework help for students and ebooks. All of these resources can be accessed through the Library's research databases.

Fax Service

Faxes are free at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows Zula B. Wylie Library card holders, who are Cedar Hill residents, access to materials which are not available from the Library's collection. A postage fee of $1.25 will be assessed when the requested material is picked up.

Library Cards

Zula B. Wylie Public Library cards are free to anyone who lives in the State of Texas.

Meeting Rooms

The library provides a meeting room that can be reserved by non-profit organizations in the community. Please email correne.constantino@cedarhilltx.com or call (972) 291-7323, ext 1322.

Online Accounts

You may access your own library account via the internet, you will need your library card number. You can see what you have checked out, due dates, holds you have placed and even renew items.

Research Tools

Online sources and services, periodicals, and research guides will help you with your research. Staff at the Zula B. Wylie Library are available to assist with research on any topic by email, by phone, or in person.

Texshare Card Program

Allows registered users to borrow materials directly from many public and academic libraries in the DFW area and in other Texas locations. Certain restrictions may apply.

Configuring Personal Equipment

Since all computers are different, it is not possible for the library staff to troubleshoot or configure your equipment. If you have problems connecting to the CCH-PUBLIC network, check your network and security settings. If you continue to have problems, refer to your manual or contact the manufacturer.

Security of Personal Information on Connected Devices

Using virus protection, personal firewall, and other measures to protect the information on your laptop is highly recommended.

The library is not responsible for any loss of information or damage to your device. Please read the City of Cedar Hill Wireless Internet Access Disclaimer (PDF) and the Zula B. Wylie Library Wireless Access Limitations and Disclaimers (PDF) about wireless access from the City of Cedar Hill and the Zula B. Wylie Library's Wi-Fi network. For general questions, call (972) 291-7323, ext. 1311. 

For specific questions about your hardware or software, contact the manufacturer. The Zula B. Wylie Library Internet and Electronic Information Access Policy (PDF) must be strictly observed (check with your librarian for a printed copy). Illegal activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Our goal is to be your third place in the community, after home or work, and a virtual resource anywhere you go. All are invited to read, learn, and have fun with us here at the library!

Mission

The mission of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is to be the community place that acts as the Door to Discovery connecting our culturally rich and diverse community to resources and services that promote lifelong learning, personal growth and development, and awareness of the arts.

Policies & Library Board Members

Staff