The Zula B. Wylie Public Library
Build a Better World is a reminder for each person to do what they can to make a difference in our world through kindness, respect, and unity. We are a community place dedicated to enriching the lives of our patrons with a wide variety of materials, services, and events.
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!
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
- Aranda Bell, Manager of Library Services - Extension 1313, Email Aranda Bell
- Teri Nelson, Children's Services Coordinator - Extension 1323, Email Teri Nelson
- Theresa Brooks, Operations Coordinator - Extension 1318, Email Theresa Brooks
- Travis Walvoord, Resource Librarian - Extension 1321, Email Travis Walvoord
- Winfred Thompkins, Electronic Resources - Extension 1315, Email Winfred Thompkins
- Karen Stanfill, Administrative Secretary, Extension 1322, Email Karen Stanfill
- Kelsey Armistead, Marketing Coordinator - Extension 1036, Email Kelsey Armistead
- Leticia Bolin, Technical Services Assistant - Extension 1314, Email Leticia Bolin
- Chelsey Harrison, Children's Assistant, Extension 1305, Email Chelsey Harrison
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 wireless internet access is available anywhere in the library building. Bring your wireless-ready laptop or other portable device.
The Readers on the Hill book discussion club is open to everyone. Participants read and discuss a different book each month. The group meets the first Monday of the month at the Zula B. Wylie Library in the Meeting Room at 7 p.m.
Find out what books the group will be discussing in the upcoming months. If you are curious to see what The Readers on the Hill have discussed since 2001, you may view the entire book list.
The Library offers the following services: meeting room, study room, proctoring, printing and copying, fax services, and educational programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The library provides Fax service for the public at $1 per page. Faxing of resumes is free. Ask a library staff person for more information.
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.
Zula B. Wylie Public Library cards are free to anyone who lives in the State of Texas.
The library provides a meeting room that can be reserved by non-profit organizations in the community. Please email Theresa Brooks or call (972) 291-7323, ext 1318.
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.
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.