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Niche Academy

Niche Academy

FREE online computer tutorial videos.

Job & Career Accelerator

Do you need a professional resume or cover letter? The Resume Builder is easy to use! You can also explore careers in culinary arts, healthcare, teaching, and law enforcement. 

Mango Languages
Choose from over 50 languages to learn

Mango Languages is free for Balch Springs Library cardholders. Learn popular languages such as Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and many others!

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Browse & check out e-books and movies

OverDrive is free for Balch Springs Library cardholders. Automatic check-ins so no worries over late fees.
Check out popular adult, teen, and children's titles!

Gale Legal Forms View & print legal forms

Search for forms based on legal categories such as family law, real estate & property management, criminal, civil, bankruptcy & business.

Low cost & free legal help for eligible Texans offers free legal forms & step-by-step filing guides. You can ask legal questions and receive answers from qualified legal professionals. Browse the Events Calendar to find Ask-A-Lawyer events and other legal workshops in our area.

Credo Research Database

This great research tool is great for school essays and research assignments. Credo makes brainstorming easy with mind maps. Citations are also made easy with citations given in common MLA and APA formats.

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Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Guides

Search by year, make, and model to find vehicle maintenance & repair guides. View photos, diagrams, and labor estimates.

Heritage Quest
Discover your family history

Browse census information, obituaries, city directories, and other available databases for family information

TexShare Databases

A collection of databases which allows library cardholders to access over 27,000 academic journals, over 171,000 e-books, and over 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources. 

Dallas Metro News Collection

Explore news and information from reliable news sources spanning the Dallas metro area. Log in with your library card number.

America's News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device. Log in with your library card number.