Holiday Closing

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.

Check Out Our New Catalog—Mobile Access is Easier Than Ever

Now, you don’t need an app to access your library account from your mobile device. Our new catalog, Polaris, has a mobile-friendly site. Just use the browser on your device and go to http://dekalb.polarislibrary.com/polaris/

This should automatically take you to our mobile site. You will see:

If, however, you still see the regular website, tap the tab at the top of your device for MOBILE SITE.

Then, tap “My Account” and log in just as you always have. Please note, if you are a Bookmyne user, this app is no longer pointing to your DeKalb County Public Library patron account.

Check back here to learn more about other new “My Account” features—coming in July.

Check Out Our New Catalog and its Great Features

Our new catalog, Polaris, is now live and offers the best ever access to the nearly one million items in our collection.  One of this catalog’s new features is it can keep a history of the items you check out.

Here is how to use it:

Click the “My Account” button here on the home page.

Log in with your library card and PIN.

Click on “Contact Information and Preferences.”

Scroll down to the Preferences section, and check the box that says “Maintain reading history.”
 

That’s all it takes. Please note that the reading history begins when you turn on this feature. A history of checkouts made before this time is not available.

Check back here to learn more about other new “My Account” features—coming soon.

Explore Caribbean American Culture During June at DeKalb County Public Library

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month and DeKalb County Public Library is celebrating with programs exploring the richness, influence and diversity of Caribbean American culture. The celebration kicks off Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library with a thought-provoking panel discussion on immigration and assimilation, Caribbean dishes for sampling and the opening of a photography exhibit depicting Caribbean culture in Atlanta by photographer Arthur Ratliff.

Other programs and events planned for the month include a film festival with films from Grenada, French Guiana, Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, and Barbados; a storytelling festival featuring traditional Anansi stories; and a spelling competition with words related to Caribbean people, places and things.

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All Branches Closed May 25, 2017

To complete the transition to Polaris, all branches will be closed on May 25. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

These changes take place May 19-25. During this time:

You can continue to check out items, but you must bring your library card to check out.

You will not be able to:

  • Access your account.
  • Place holds.
  • Renew items in person, on the phone or online.
  • Pay outstanding fines and fees.

Existing cardholders can continue to access the Library's computers and online resources, such as OverDrive, Zinio and ReferenceUSA.

No library materials will be due from May 19 to June 1. Late fees will not accrue during this period.

If you have items saved to "My List" in your current account, please print or email it to yourself. It will not transfer to the new system.

The availability of titles with late May and June publication dates will be delayed as we move orders and accounts to the new system.

Please see staff if you have questions.