Branches Temporarily Closed

The Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown and Redan-Trotti branches are temporarily closed until further notice due to lack of air conditioning. However, some programs scheduled for these libraries are still taking place. Please click on the links below to check on the status of programs before you attend.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have these branches re-open soon. In the meantime, please visit one of our other branches.

Library Taking Steps to Increase Internet Speed Some Services May Be Interrupted

In order to serve you better, DeKalb County Public Library is increasing internet speed at its branches this summer.  Work is currently underway to double the Library’s bandwidth, resulting in faster internet speeds on library computers and WiFi. 

There may be some interruptions in service on library computers and the website,, including access to databases, the library catalog and library accounts. The Library is working to keep any interruptions to a minimum. The upgrade in service should be completed by early July.

American Muslim Women Focus of Discussion by Award-Winning Author

The lives of American Muslim women will be the focus when award-winning author, lecturer and blogger Dr. Jamillah Karim visits the Clarkston Library, 951 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston, on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Karim is the author of American Muslim Women: Negotiating Race, Class, and Gender in the Ummah. The book won the 2008 Book Award in Social Sciences from the Association of Asian American Studies.

The author holds a doctorate in Islamic Studies from Duke University and specializes in issues of race, gender and Islam in the United States. She currently is an independent scholar living in Atlanta, Georgia and recently co-authored a second book, Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam. Clarkston Librarian Malia Cargile says patrons won’t find a better choice than Dr. Karim to discuss American Muslim women. “She is an expert in the field and I am sure patrons will find her presentation fascinating as well as thought provoking,” she noted.

The program at the Clarkston branch is co-sponsored by the Clarkston Interfaith Group. Charis Books and More will have copies of American Muslim Women for sale and Dr. Karim will sign them after her talk. The program is free and open to the public.

Library Ready for Special Summer Events and the Vacation Reading Program

DeKalb County Public Library is ready for summer 2014 with plans for lots of exciting, special programs and the annual Vacation Reading Program (VRP), too. VRP, which promotes the joy and importance of reading and a love for the library, will run from Saturday, May 17 through Thursday, July 31 for babies, children and teens and from Saturday, May 24 through Thursday, July 31 for adults.

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