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Jones Public Library

About JPL

JPL Mission Statement

The mission of the Jones Public Library is to enhance the scholarly pursuit of knowledge, to foster intellectual curiosity, to promote life-long learning, and cultural programs. Social development improves and enriches the lives of our users through information, education, and recreation. The Library values the citizens of Dayton Texas and responds to their needs by providing clean and inviting space, well-organized and up-to-date collections, friendly professional service, and well-trained staff who are committed to the Library vision."A thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives within our community."

Library Cards

Library cards are issued free of charge to Dayton residents. Non-residents may obtain a card for an annual fee of $10.00 per person or $12.00 per family (up to 4 members). We have no age limit, but we do require parental signatures for patrons under the age of 18 years. Each patron assumes full responsibility for the materials and fines charged to his or her card. Lost cards and address changes should be promptly reported. The charge for a replacement card is $5.00.

Library Card Policy

Adult applicants age 18 and older are required to present valid identification and proof of residency.

  1. Valid Texas Drivers License with current name and address or Picture ID is needed and...

  2. One form of proof of residency with same address as ID is required, such as:

📖 Voter's Registration Card

📖 Current Utility Bill

📖 Printed Checks on Local Banks

📖 Mail Postmarked within the last 30 days.

📖 Current vehicle registration

📖 Hunting/ Fishing License

     *** If License or ID is NOT a current Dayton address, then a second proof of residency is required.


Anyone under the age of 18 will be required to have the signature of a parent or guardian on the application. All identification as described above showing current mailing address of parent or guardian whose signature appears on application will apply.

Our Pledge to You...

Jones Public Library currently houses 30,000+ volumes. With various books, including many up-to-date bestsellers, audio books, videos, DVDs and public access computers, we strive to provide our patrons with the best of library services.

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