All DeKalb County Library branches will be closed Monday, May 29, 2023 in honor of Memorial Day.
DeKalb County Public Library is a place to grow. The library enlightens and enriches the people of DeKalb County by providing responsive, dynamic services that meet the changing informational, educational, and recreational needs of a diverse population.
The library plays a primary role in cultivating a literate and economically strong DeKalb County, enhancing the quality of life for everyone in the community.
The DeKalb County Public Library provides excellent service to residents based on the following values:
Many inequities in our society have been brought to the forefront over the last few years in ways that cannot be ignored. Each of us has a role to play in addressing changes that need to happen. DeKalb County Public Library recognizes equity, diversity and inclusion as integral to achieving our mission of being a place to grow. That growth cannot happen without respect, hard work and community empowerment. We understand our communities are strengthened when all are allowed to thrive.
Equity is the quality of being fair and impartial, with freedom from bias or favoritism. Diversity is the variety of things that make us unique including culture, beliefs, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Inclusion is feeling valued and having a sense of belonging.
Equity, diversity and inclusion are at the root of our decisions:
DeKalb County Public Library will continue to make thoughtful and deliberate steps to infuse the fundamentals of equity, diversity and inclusion within our library culture.