Experience Your Library

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You might think you know...

But...have you experienced your Fort Worth Public Library lately? 

Discover your favorite Fort Worth Public Library among our 17 locations!

You’ll find a welcoming environment and friendly staff members who are eager to help you. Each location provides a host of resources to enjoy on-site and to take home. An 18th facility, the Fort Worth History Center, is specifically designed for anyone focusing on historical or genealogical research.

Find an activity that interests you: Fun Finder

Search our catalog and reserve items with your library card.

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Use our Fun Finder tool to search events, activities and club meetings by topic of interest, date range, library location or by age group (adults, youth, families).

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Find your people at the Fort Worth Public Library by participating in one of our regular clubs. There are options for all ages and many different interests including crafting clubs, musical jam sessions, book clubs and beyond. 

Discover a new one here: Check Out Our Clubs!

Bringing the music to the people!

Fort Worth is the birthplace of Western Swing music, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the sounds of the city continue to reverberate in new and exciting ways. The Library coordinates Amplify 817, a program supported by Hear Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation to highlight Fort Worth-based musicians and their work, supporting them as small business owners. A curated collection of Fort Worth music is available for anyone to stream for free and commercial-free on amplify817.org.

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But wait, there is much, much more to listen to and explore!

For young children, the Library offers Music and Movement, regular programs that inspire movement through songs and fun activities. For all ages, the Library plays host to regular concerts and musically themed events.

Find more:

Guitar Lessons

All-Ages Jam Sessions

Check Out a Musical Instrument

Responding to our community's needs

From our conversational English as a Second Language classes to our High School Equivalency test-preparation courses, the Fort Worth Public Library strives to offer relevant programs for Fort Worth’s Spanish-speaking community. For families, regular Spanish or bilingual story times are fun events that encourage children to read. Our Kindergarten Prep 101, offered in Spanish, helps prepare parents for their child’s first day of school. 

Spanish-language and bilingual children's programs

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Adult ESL Programs

Recently featured on Telemundo 39, we launched our first in-person English as a Second Language program at Diamond Hill/Jarvis with plans for expansion. Adult ESL programs are also offered virtually every week. 

Free High School Equivalency Classes in Spanish

fb header.jpg We are proud to currently offer the only free GED program for Spanish-speakers in Tarrant County. Instructors offer a monthly general session where participants can ask questions before starting the program. The classes meet 9 - 11 a.m., Monday - Thursday each week.  



Other Spanish Language Programs

Your Fort Worth Public Library is only a few clicks away!

Each year, Fort Worth Public Library cardholders check out more than 1 million ebooks and audiobooks from our digital library. Download the Libby app on your phone or tablet, enter your library card and get reading! Libby’s Ebook Reader

Try out our Stay-at-Home Book Club

Launched in March 2020, the Stay at Home Book Club group on Facebook continues to thrive as a growing and active group. Members vote on each month’s selection, typically read the digital version (always with an unlimited number of checkouts) and then discuss online.

On-Demand Programming Available 24/7/365

Try out our playlists on YouTube for virtual story times, arts and crafts and so much more!

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Community Vitality Means Life-Long Learning

We’ve got books to check out and also other items ranging from WiFi hotspots and Internet-enabled laptops to STEAM kits, baby bags and babysitting resources. Turn your yard into a fun zone with backyard gaming kits. Test out the latest video games. Try your hand at a musical instrument. There’s more to explore in our catalog.

For lifelong learning, stop by a library today!

We offer many ways to expand your horizons with culturally themed programs, visits from published authors and more. But if you’re looking for more focused development, check out some of these resources:

LinkedIn Learning

Adult Computer Classes

Civics Classes for Citizenship

Guitar Lessons

Fort Worth Local History Thrives

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In addition to 17 full-service library locations, we operate the Fort Worth History Center, which serves as the City of Fort Worth’s official archives a well as collecting historical resources from the region. It’s also the place to dive into your family’s history with our genealogical information. Staff is available to assist you with your search.

Our team is taking appointments for assistance with research and accessing the archives via email.

Access Archives and More

Digital Archives   Research Tools

Fort Worth Photos   Star-Telegram Archives

Historical News Bank

YouTube Programs On-Demand

Community History   This Day in History

Fort Worth Landmarks   LatinX Oral Histories 

Proudly Collaborating with Great Organizations

We are grateful for the continuing support or so many educational, cultural and civic organizations in our great city. Here are some of our community collaborators:

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