DeKalb County Public Library to Offer Tuesday Evening Hours for Contact-Free Pickup

In an effort to assist patrons who have returned to work and school, DeKalb County Public Library will shift the hours for contact-free pickup on Tuesdays into the early evening starting in October. Starting October 6, contact-free pickup will be available from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. “We know that all patrons aren’t able to get to a branch by 4:00 p.m., so we are shifting Tuesday hours to help those who would still like the opportunity to pick up items,” said Library Director, Alison Weissinger. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday hours will remain the same.

Takeout Tech: New Computer Service Launches at DCPL

You can now check out a chromebook from select DCPL branches!

Beginning Monday, September 28, select branches are offering chromebooks to check out for up to 6 hours at a time. Clarkston, Salem Panola, Scott Candler, Stonecrest and Wesley Chapel have chromebooks available on a first come first served basis. Click here to check availabilty, call your local branch to schedule pickup at the contact free tables, then connect to the wifi of your choice - either the library's wifi in the library parking lot or anywhere else you have wifi access. Return it later that same day at the branch where you checked it out. 

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Park and Print - Wireless Printing Service Launches at Select Branches

Park and Print - Wireless Printing Service Launches at Select Branches

The DeKalb County Public Library is now offering wireless printing service at selected branches. Patrons can print up to ten black and white pages per day - for free! Log into the software with your library card or a guest account, upload your documents, then call one of the selected branches to arrange contact-free pickup of your prints. Click here for more information. 

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Overdrive and RBdigital Updates

Overdrive and RBdigital Updates

Overdrive Holds 

The patron holds limit have been increased from 10 to 15 . This matches the limit for the print collection.

RBdigital Update

RBdigital eBooks and downloadable audio titles will migrate to OverDrive. This was driven by purchase of OverDrive by KKR, who owns Recorded Books.

On August 10,  RBdigital will  turn off access to ebook and audiobook content in the RBdigital app as titles are moved to OverDrive. During that time (approximately 4 hours, but could take up to 24 hours for titles to fully populate), patrons will not have access to the RBdigital titles. A message will be posted in the RBdigital app. After the transfer RBdigital patrons will be redirected to OverDrive.

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Contact-Free Pickup Step by Step

Contact-Free Pickup Step by Step

How contact-free pickup works:

1. Request materials at If you need assistance with this step, call your local branch.

2. Wait for an email or text message saying your items are ready for pickup.

3. Call branch to schedule a pickup time. Hours for pickup are 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday and 1:00p.m.-7:00p.m. on Tuesday

4. When you arrive for pickup, call your branch. Have your card available so staff may complete the checkout process.

5. Wait until you see a staff member place a bag on the contact-free pickup table.

6. Take your bag from the table. Verify that items in bag are the ones you checked out.

Click here for a full list of Branches and phone numbers. 

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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.

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Contact Us!

Contact Us!

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Contact Us:
404-508-7190, Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
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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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