Information and Technology

Information and Technology
"The Selma Dallas County Public Library is a community resource center where diversity is celebrated and where people of all backgrounds are welcomed daily for fellowship and learning. Our goal is to provide excellence in library service to the families of this city and county by building bridges of friendship and understanding."
Becky Cothran -Nichols , Library Director, Selma Dallas County Public Library
"The Selma Dallas County Public Library is a working partner with the people of Selma and Dallas County. Our goal is to provide resources, programs, and technology that enhance and enrich the quality of life here for our residents and also for our visitors."

Internet and Computer Use


WiFi is available to all patrons of the library whether using your own device or a library computer. Public computers are available with or without a library card. If you do not have a library card, you may register for a library pass. Browsers provided are Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox. The computer programs offered are Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Filtering devices are in effect for some websites including Facebook and MySpace.



Copying/scanning/faxing


Copier:  $.10 a copy for 8 ½ x 11 and 8 ½ x14;  $.20 for 11x17


Scanning:  5 pages or below are free; over 5 is $.25 per pages


Faxing:    $2.00 for the first page and $.50 for each additional page



Test Proctoring services are available at the library for online evaluations. Please call to schedule a time. (334-874-1722)


Online Library Catalog gives you quick and easy access to the title, author, and subject headings of our nonfiction, reference, and vertical file materials. Search from your home 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that contain magazine articles, encyclopedias, newspaper articles, and other reference sources for research.


Homeworkalabama.org offers free homework help from subject specialists. Available everyday from 3:00 until midnight; free tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English for grades 4-12 and college intro.


Learning Express Library offers free software tutorials and practice tests with a Selma and Dallas County Library card. It is designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or career level. All you need is your library card to begin taking these practice tests.


e-Books offers electronic and digital print and audiobooks through its membership with Camellia Net, Alabama's Digital Library. Powered by Overdrive, Selma Library patrons may check out up to 5 items at a time with a library card in good standing. The e-Books may be downloaded to computer, smart phone or other mobile device.


Please review our Internet and Computer Use Policy