Park and Print - Wireless Printing Service Launches at Select Branches

Park and Print - Wireless Printing Service Launches at Select Branches

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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Overdrive and RBdigital Updates

Overdrive and RBdigital Updates

Overdrive Holds 

The patron holds limit have been increased from 10 to 15 . This matches the limit for the print collection.

RBdigital Update

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.

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Contact-Free Pickup Step by Step

Contact-Free Pickup Step by Step

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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DeKalb Library to Launch Contact-free Pickup Service and Accept Returns

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.

 

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Help DeKalb County get to 100%

Help DeKalb County get to 100%

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

Introducing hoopla: A New Digital Resource for Patrons

Introducing hoopla: A New Digital Resource for Patrons

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/

Contact Us!

Contact Us!

Have a question about your library card or resources? We're here to help!

Contact Us:
404-508-7190, Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
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We will do our best to answer your email inquiries within 24 hours.

Yes! You can still get a library card!

Yes! You can still get a library card!

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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