Dreams Begin Here

Serving more than 1.5 million people a year, Arlington Public Library holds more than 600,000 items, from books, audiobooks, eBooks, and DVDs, to digital photo collections, genealogy resources, and grant funded kits for parents and teachers. In the always expanding digital realm, we provide people with powerful online resources. Online visitors can browse our collections, download eBooks, and view more than 100 digital resources through Metroplex Online Resources, or MOReLibrary, a partnership with the cities of Grand Prairie, Kennedale, and Mansfield.


Our Vision

To be our community’s best and most sought after resource for information, learning, and discovery.


Our Mission

To open doors to a world of ideas, information, and imagination, thereby enhancing the economic, social, and cultural vitality of our diverse community.

To guide our work with each other and with the community, we value:

  • Responsive customer service
  • Learning opportunities for all ages
  • Our community’s diversity
  • Welcoming physical and virtual environments
  • Teamwork and community partnership
  • Introducing children and adults to the joys and rewards of reading
  • Customer confidentiality
  • Technology that enhances our vision
  • Bringing library resources into the community
  • Integrity and accountability