Study rooms are small, private rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis to library card holders. The rooms may be used for studying, small group discussions, or volunteer tutoring sessions. Study rooms may be checked out for up to two hours per day and up to six hours per calendar week (Monday-Saturday).
Our spaces are for:
We do not provide spaces for:
Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance. Click here for a list of locations with study rooms.
To check out a study room, you must be physically present in the library and have a current, unblocked DeKalb County Public Library card.
Check with staff at a service desk to confirm availability. If a room is available, staff will reserve the room with your library card number and show you to the room.
Study rooms may be checked out for up to two hours per day and up to six hours per calendar week (Monday — Saturday).
If you have used a study room for two hours and no one has requested the room, you may continue to use the room until we receive a request or you reach your six hour weekly limit.
When you have finished your session, please notify staff so that we may note your time of departure and issue the room to another patron.
Each study room includes a table or desk and chairs. Some rooms also include whiteboards. Please check with individual branches for availability.
Whiteboard erasers and markers may be available for check out at service desks. You must return whiteboard supplies when you check out of the room. Please use only dry erase markers on whiteboards.
You must use your own library card to check out the room, and you must remain in the room for the duration of its use.
When using our spaces, you agree to:
Damage to rooms is the responsibility of the card holder, and charges may be billed. Signs, posters or banners may not be affixed to walls, as these will cause damage to surfaces.
The Library is not responsible for equipment, supplies, materials or other items left in study rooms.
The right to use rooms may be denied based on past incidents.