Library Branches Closing at 7:00 p.m. Today

Because of poor road conditions in many areas and continued power outages, all DeKalb County Public Library branches that normally close at 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. will close at 7:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Please drive safely.

Check back here Thursday morning, September 14, 2017 for updates.

Library Open Today, Except Branches Without Power

DeKalb County Public Library branches are open during regular hours today, Wednesday September 13, 2017, except those without power. Power has been restored at the Lithonia-Davidson and Embry HIlls branches and they open at 2:00 p.m. today. Branches still without power are Salem-Panola and Tucker-Reid H. Cofer.  However, you may still want to check the status of your neighborhood branch before visiting if there are power outages in your area. Also check back for updates here.

All items due on September 11, 12 and 13, 2017 are now due on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Items on hold that are set to expire on September 11, 12 and 13, 2017 will now expire on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Library Closing Due to Weather

All DeKalb County Library locations will be closed Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017 due to inclement weather. All items due on September 11 and 12 will be due on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. All items on hold that are set to expire on September 11 and 12 will expire on Thursday, September 14. For safety updates from DeKalb County Government, please visit the Hurricane Irma update page.

New Resource Offers Access to Thousands of Newspapers and Magazines

Want to know how the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey? Interested in the latest reports from the Washington Post into the federal probe of President Trump’s business dealings with Russia?  Like to get U.S. News and World Report delivered right to your mobile device or computer? Then try PressReader, a new service offered free to you through DeKalb County Public Library. Access it from the icon in the upper right corner of this page.

At home, you’ll be able to log in to PressReader with your library card or by downloading the PressReader app. Get same-day delivery to your mobile device or computer of the AJC or any of more than 7,000 other newspapers and magazines. You’ll find publications from more than 120 countries and in more than 60 languages.

Stream articles or publications to your computer or download to your mobile device. Set your favorite publications to download automatically. Listen, share, get translations or comment on articles. PressReader’s robust search features also will allow you to pull articles of interest from across all publications and save your results.

Library a Partner in New County Glass Recycling Program

Five DeKalb library branches are drop-off sites for DeKalb County’s new glass recycling program. Beginning Monday, July 17, 2017, the County wants you to drop-off your glass at one of 16 locations, rather than mix it with other materials you put out for curbside pick-up. Officials at the Sanitation Department say this will help ensure the recycled glass is the high quality manufacturers require to re-use it.

The five library branches where you will find glass recycling containers are Dunwoody, Flat Shoals, Hairston Crossing, Salem-Panola and Stonecrest. Library Director Alison Weissinger says the Library is pleased to take part in a program that can help reduce our use of raw materials and conserve natural resources.

Other drop-off sites include parks and recreation centers and a fire station. For the complete list of sites and more information about the program, click here.