PLEASE TAKE NOTE

The Library has temporarily suspended notifications by telephone voicemail for overdue items and holds. Our phone notification system is currently out of service. You will be notified by e-mail instead. If we do not have a current e-mail address for you, please go to My Account on the Library webpage, call or visit your neighborhood branch to provide us with this information.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Telephone notifications will resume as soon as our systm is working properly. Text messages notifications are not affected.

Holiday Closing

All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.

Check Out Our New Catalog—Mobile Access is Easier Than Ever

Now, you don’t need an app to access your library account from your mobile device. Our new catalog, Polaris, has a mobile-friendly site. Just use the browser on your device and go to http://dekalb.polarislibrary.com/polaris/

This should automatically take you to our mobile site. You will see:

If, however, you still see the regular website, tap the tab at the top of your device for MOBILE SITE.

Then, tap “My Account” and log in just as you always have. Please note, if you are a Bookmyne user, this app is no longer pointing to your DeKalb County Public Library patron account.

Check back here to learn more about other new “My Account” features—coming in July.

Check Out Our New Catalog and its Great Features

Our new catalog, Polaris, is now live and offers the best ever access to the nearly one million items in our collection.  One of this catalog’s new features is it can keep a history of the items you check out.

Here is how to use it:

Click the “My Account” button here on the home page.

Log in with your library card and PIN.

Click on “Contact Information and Preferences.”

Scroll down to the Preferences section, and check the box that says “Maintain reading history.”
 

That’s all it takes. Please note that the reading history begins when you turn on this feature. A history of checkouts made before this time is not available.

Check back here to learn more about other new “My Account” features—coming soon.

Explore Caribbean American Culture During June at DeKalb County Public Library

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month and DeKalb County Public Library is celebrating with programs exploring the richness, influence and diversity of Caribbean American culture. The celebration kicks off Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., at the Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library with a thought-provoking panel discussion on immigration and assimilation, Caribbean dishes for sampling and the opening of a photography exhibit depicting Caribbean culture in Atlanta by photographer Arthur Ratliff.

Other programs and events planned for the month include a film festival with films from Grenada, French Guiana, Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, and Barbados; a storytelling festival featuring traditional Anansi stories; and a spelling competition with words related to Caribbean people, places and things.

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