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Have access to more than one million books, audiovisual materials, electronic resources, newspapers, magazines and other educational and recreational resources through 22 branches and remote computer access.
Library cards are also free for residents of group homes, extended stay motels and shelters located in DeKalb County. These cards are valid for more than one month to a maximum of six months.
If none of the above conditions apply:
Visit your local library branch to apply for a card in person, or pre-register online. You may also print out a Library Application Form in English or en español and fill it out before you come to the library branch in person. You will be asked to show acceptable ID.
Pete the Cat Collector Cards
DCPL is celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month by partnering with the DeKalb Library Foundation and Georgia artist and children's book illustrator James Dean to introduce a limited-edition Pete the Cat "Be a Cool Cat" collector library card that will serve as a fundraiser for the DeKalb Library Foundation. This collector card carries the same privileges, rights and responsibilities as a regular library card and can be renewed every two years with no new donation. "My First Card" library card patrons (ages 0-3 years) are not eligible for the Pete the Cat collector library card. Visit your local library branch or visit the DeKalb Library Foundation page for more information.
You should present your own library card each time you check out materials or access the Internet through Library computers. The responsibility for all materials checked out, and any financial obligations incurred for overdue, lost or damaged materials belongs to you as cardholder. Do not loan your card to others.
On rare occasions when you may not have your card with you, staff can access your library account if you present a current ID. However, staff cannot provide the library card number to you; they can help you check out your materials.
Report a Lost or Stolen Card and Get a Replacement
Please report a lost or stolen library card to any branch library as soon as possible. You are responsible for all items checked out on your card until you have reported it lost. The Library charges $1.00 to replace a lost card.