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Library cards are free to all DeKalb Coun­ty res­i­dents, busi­ness own­ers, or prop­er­ty own­ers. Check out our Get a Card page for full eli­gi­bil­i­ty infor­ma­tion. You can apply online or vis­it any of our 23 loca­tions.

Not a res­i­dent of DeKalb Coun­ty? Non-Res­i­­dent library cards (valid for one year) are avail­able for $35.00.

On this page, you’ll find more infor­ma­tion about every­thing avail­able to you with your new library card, includ­ing some of our most pop­u­lar resources, our events cal­en­dar, our online cat­a­log, and more. 

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All-Inclu­sive Access

Here are some of our favorite library resources to get you start­ed. Check out our Resources page for a com­plete list, all freely acces­si­ble with your library card.

DCPL Catalog

DCPL Catalog

DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library’s online cat­a­log sys­tem. Browse our list of mate­ri­als, place items on hold, renew books and man­age your account.

Need help using DCPL Catalog? Click here!

OverDrive / Libby

OverDrive / Libby

eBooks, eAu­dio and Mag­a­zines. 20 check­outs and 15 holds at a time for eBooks and eAu­dio. Unlim­it­ed check­outs, no wait­ing for Magazines.

Avail­able on desk­top or most devices through the Lib­by app.

Get the app: iOS | Android

Need help using OverDrive / Libby? Click here!

Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring

Help­Now pro­vides free home­work help and online tutor­ing for grades 3 – 12 for math, Eng­lish, sci­ence and social stud­ies. Chat with a tutor from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM sev­en days a week. Test prepa­ra­tion, writ­ing assis­tance and career resources are also pro­vid­ed for K‑12, adult and ESL learners.

Get the app: iOS | Android

Need help using Online Tutoring? Click here!

hoopla

hoopla

Music, TV, Movies, Comics, eBooks, eAu­dio — instant access, no holds, no wait­ing. Stream or down­load using the hoopla app (rec­om­mend­ed) or in your brows­er. 10 check­outs per month.

Get the app: iOS | Android | Amazon

Need help using hoopla? Click here!

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

Thou­sands of online cours­es to learn in-demand skills from real-world indus­try experts. Also avail­able through the LinkedIn Learn­ing app. Library ID is dekalb

Need help using LinkedIn Learning? Click here!

Kanopy

Kanopy

Watch movies, doc­u­men­taries, TV series, chil­dren’s pro­gram­ming and Great Cours­es — instant access, no holds, no wait­ing. Stream on your device or TV with the Kanopy app or on your com­put­er. 5 check­outs per month.

Get the app: iOS | Android | TV apps

Need help using Kanopy? Click here!

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Man­go’s unique teach­ing method quick­ly engages you in real con­ver­sa­tions between two native speak­ers. Your instruc­tor will take you through every step of the process! Each les­son revis­its pre­vi­ous­ly learned mate­r­i­al, but you have com­plete con­trol over your learn­ing expe­ri­ence. Choose from 71 lan­guages includ­ing English.

Need help using Mango Languages? Click here!

LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library

Test prepa­ra­tion mate­ri­als, eBooks, and inter­ac­tive prac­tice exams based on offi­cial aca­d­e­m­ic, civ­il ser­vice, mil­i­tary, and pro­fes­sion­al licens­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion exams. Includes prepa­ra­tion for the GED, SAT, GRE, U.S. Cit­i­zen­ship Test, and TOEFL.

Need help using LearningExpress Library? Click here!

PressReader

PressReader

Unlim­it­ed, same-day access to 7000+ news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines, from 120+ coun­tries, in 60+ lan­guages, includ­ing the Atlanta Jour­nal-Con­sti­tu­tion, the Los Ange­les Times and more.

Get the app: iOS | Android | Other

Need help using PressReader? Click here!

New York Times

New York Times

For unlim­it­ed access to NYTimes​.com:

From inside the library, cre­ate a free account using your email address through the log in link from the NYTimes​.com home page.

From home, use your library card and this link to access the NYTimes​.com for 24 hours. After it expires, return to this link to reset your access.

NYTimes​.com pro­vides access to the New York Times Online edi­tion. NYTimes​.com offers break­ing news cov­er­age, video and mul­ti­me­dia access, and email news alerts. NYTimes​.com also offers patrons a trans­lat­ed español and Chi­nese edi­tion of the paper.

Get the app: iOS | Android

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Full-text cov­er­age of The Atlanta Journal/​Constitution from 1985

Need help using Atlanta Journal-Constitution? Click here!

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Jour­nal from anywhere!

  • Sim­ply click here to cre­ate your account, and you can start using wsj​.com immediately
  • Your access will be avail­able for the next 3 days
  • After 3 days, sim­ply come back and click the above link again and login as an exist­ing user with the same user­name and pass­word you orig­i­nal­ly created
  • Note: you are not per­mit­ted to share the sign-on cre­den­tials with any oth­er person
  • Not com­pat­i­ble with the WSJ app

Engag­ing Events and Activities

We offer in-per­son and vir­tu­al pro­grams, events and activ­i­ties for all ages that include sto­ry­times, crafts, book dis­cus­sions, author talks, film screen­ings, musi­cal per­for­mances, and more. For a full list of upcom­ing pro­grams, check out our Events Cal­en­dar.

March 1st, 12:00 AM
Flat Shoals LibrarySpecial EventsFun ActivitiesContestsArts and CraftsTweensToddlersTeensSchool AgePreschoolersChildren All Ages (parents welcome)Babies
Celebrate Read Across America with Bingo Cards. Bingo cards will be given out March 1 through March 9. Bring your completed Bingo card anytime in March to receive a Dr. Seuss prize.
March 1st, 12:00 AM
Redan-Trotti LibraryFun ActivitiesArts and CraftsChildren All Ages (parents welcome)
Fruit pie or pizza pie? You decide with this fun, educational craft. Pick up your craft kit all month long at the Redan-Trotti Library.
March 1st, 12:00 AM
Redan-Trotti LibraryFun ActivitiesArts and CraftsTeens
Curled paper makes up this vibrant craft. Learn how to do it, and make your own colorful work of art. Kits are available all month long at the Redan-Trotti Library.
March 1st, 12:00 AM
Stonecrest LibraryExhibitsSeniorsFamily (All Ages)Adults
The “Child Like Purity” exhibit is for both children and adults to enjoy and spark conversation about the future, and what the elders thought the future would be.
See All Upcoming Events

Friend­ly Policies


Fine-Free Pol­i­cy

We are Fine-Free! Keep your account in good stand­ing by fol­low­ing the Rule of 10s.

You will not be able to check out items if you have:

You will be billed a replace­ment fee for dam­aged items and items more than 4 weeks overdue.

Vis­it our Fines and Fees page for more infor­ma­tion on Fine-Free and oth­er policies.

Bor­row­ing Materials

Library card­hold­ers may check out, request and return items at any DCPL branch.

Vis­it our Bor­row­ing Mate­ri­als page for more pol­i­cy information. 

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