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Currently 57.3% 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

A Message From the Director

Dear patrons—

I know many of you are wondering when the Library will open back up. I wish I had a definitive answer for you, but I do not. I can tell you that we are working with DeKalb County Leadership, the Library’s Board of Trustees and the DeKalb County Board of Health to come up with a plan for how and when we will reopen and begin serving you in person again. Our guiding principle through this process will be to provide a safe working environment for library staff and a safe library experience for you. I think the only thing we do know, is that it will look very different than it did when we closed on March 14. We will need your support and patience as we navigate this together.

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DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees to Meet May 11​


May 6, 2020


DECATUR, Ga.–DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will be conducted via teleconference (Zoom). For more details on the agenda and to learn how to listen in, click here.



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: