Beginning Tuesday, September 1, the following branches will offer wireless printing services: Chamblee, Clarkston, Hairston Crossing, Salem Panola, Scott Candler and Stonecrest. The following branches are also participating in this program: Brookhaven, Covington, Embry Hills, Flat Shoals, Gresham, Lithonia, Northlake, Redan and Wesley Chapel. Patrons can print up to ten black and white pages per day - for free! Log into the software with your library card or a guest account, upload your documents, then call one of the selected branches to arrange contact-free pickup of your prints. Click here for more information.
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Checkout the September Adult programs here.
Checkout the September Children's programs here.
Our friends Leni and Marley from Puppy Songs made a visit to Decatur Library to show you how easy contact-free pickup at your local DeKalb County Public Library is!
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The patron holds limit have been increased from 10 to 15 . This matches the limit for the print collection.
RBdigital eBooks and downloadable audio titles will migrate to OverDrive. This was driven by purchase of OverDrive by KKR, who owns Recorded Books.
On August 10, RBdigital will turn off access to ebook and audiobook content in the RBdigital app as titles are moved to OverDrive. During that time (approximately 4 hours, but could take up to 24 hours for titles to fully populate), patrons will not have access to the RBdigital titles. A message will be posted in the RBdigital app. After the transfer RBdigital patrons will be redirected to OverDrive.
How contact-free pickup works:
1. Request materials at dekalblibrary.org If you need assistance with this step, call your local branch.
2. Wait for an email or text message saying your items are ready for pickup.
3. Call branch to schedule a pickup time. Hours for pickup are 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
4. When you arrive for pickup, call your branch. Have your card available so staff may complete the checkout process.
5. Wait until you see a staff member place a bag on the contact-free pickup table.
6. Take your bag from the table. Verify that items in bag are the ones you checked out.
Click here for a full list of Branches and phone numbers.
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As the DeKalb community adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created an initiative called, DeKalb United: Strength, Courage and Inspiration During the Coronavirus.
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Public Library (DCPL) will begin accepting returns of library materials in outside book drops on Monday, July 20.
Out of an abundance of caution and in line with current best practices, all returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and removed from patron accounts.
Currently 59.7% of DeKalb County has been counted in the U.S. Census. We need your help to get to 100%. It only takes a few minutes to complete! For more information on the Georgia Census click here. To fill out your 2020 Census form click here.
hoopla is a digital resource that provides online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV. Starting Friday, May 1, library card holders can access titles instantly through their desktop browser or the hoopla app. hoopla is available for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku, AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV and Chromecast. There are also no wait periods for titles. Items are limited to 5 checkouts a month. For more information visit: https://www.hoopladigital.com/
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Although the library is closed, you can apply for a temporary digital library card that allows you to use our online materials. You can do this if you’ve misplaced or are unable to use your current library card. If you have a card, but forgot your PIN, you can go to the My Account page and click the "Forgot your pin?" link.
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