DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees to Meet August 10

DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Monday, August 10, at 4:30 p.m. A Buildings & Grounds Committee meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. These meetings will be conducted via teleconference (Zoom).

To listen in on the meeting, please request the call-in number and PIN from no later than noon on the date of the meeting.

For more details on the agenda and about listening in, click here.

DeKalb United: Strength, Courage and Inspiration During the Coronavirus

As the DeKalb community adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created an initiative called, DeKalb United: Strength, Courage and Inspiration During the Coronavirus.  The Library will collect photos, short stories and poems to create an anthology depicting our journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to for rules of submission. For more information email Submission deadline December 30, 2020.

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.

No overdue fines will be charged on any library materials, even if they were overdue before the library system closed due to the pandemic. DCPL will be suspending overdue fines on all materials through the end of the year.

Contact-free pickup service will be available beginning Monday, July 27, at the following branches: Decatur, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Hairston Crossing, Redan-Trotti, Salem-Panola, Stonecrest, Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams, Tucker-Reid H. Cofer and Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown.

Contact-free pickup will be expanded to the following branches beginning Monday, August 3rd: Brookhaven, Clarkston, County Line-Ellenwood, Covington, Doraville, Embry Hills, Flat Shoals, Gresham, Lithonia-Davidson, Northlake-Barbara Loar and Scott Candler. Patrons can place holds through the catalog or call their local branch for assistance in identifying needed materials. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready to be picked up. Pickup timing will depend on item availability. Pickup hours will be available Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pickup at Doraville will be available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

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