DeKalb United: Strength, Courage and Inspiration During the Coronavirus

DeKalb United: Strength, Courage and Inspiration During the Coronavirus

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.  The Library will collect photos, short stories and poems to create an anthology depicting our journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to https://dekalblibrary.org/anthology for rules of submission. For more information email adultservices@dekalblibrary.org. Submission deadline December 30, 2020.

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.

No overdue fines will be charged on any library materials, even if they were overdue before the library system closed due to the pandemic. DCPL will be suspending overdue fines on all materials through the end of the year.

Contact-free pickup service will be available beginning Monday, July 27, at the following branches: Decatur, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Hairston Crossing, Redan-Trotti, Salem-Panola, Stonecrest, Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams, Tucker-Reid H. Cofer and Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown.

Contact-free pickup will be expanded to the following branches beginning Monday, August 3rd: Brookhaven, Clarkston, County Line-Ellenwood, Covington, Doraville, Embry Hills, Flat Shoals, Gresham, Lithonia-Davidson, Northlake-Barbara Loar and Scott Candler. Patrons can place holds through the catalog or call their local branch for assistance in identifying needed materials. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready to be picked up. Pickup timing will depend on item availability. Pickup hours will be available Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pickup at Doraville will be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

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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/

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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.

How do I register for a card? 

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