Library To Offer Longer Operating Hours Beginning in January 2017

12/04/16 11:35 am

DeKalb County Public Library is adding more than 100 additional operating hours each week beginning January 3, 2017. Additional funding from DeKalb County is making it possible for the Library to restore weekend and evening hours cut at many branches in 2011 due to budget shortfalls. Director Alison Weissinger says because of the additional funds, the Library has been able to hire enough staff to restore 111 operating hours per week to the system. The County increased the Library’s mid-year budget by $490,733. 

“We want to thank DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May and the Board of Commissioners for approving this increase in the Library’s budget. This allows us to better serve the community by providing more convenience and flexibility for patrons who visit our facilities,” she said. “We look forward to working with the County toward the time when all the hours cut in 2011 can be restored. This is a wonderful beginning.”

Here is the Library’s operating schedule that begins January 3:


Embry Hills



10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Mon-Tues

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Wed-Sat

Now open Fridays and Saturdays

Clarkston Hairston Crossing Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg

Covington Northlake-Barbara Loar Stonecrest

Dunwoody Redan-Trotti Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams

Flat Shoals Salem Panola Tucker-Reid H. Cofer

Scott Candler

10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Mon-Wed

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thur-Sat

Now open Wednesday nights

Hours remain the same at these branches:

Decatur Doraville

9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Mon-Wed 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Thur-Sat Noon-8:00 p.m. Tues

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sun

Chamblee and Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Scottdale-Tobie Grant

10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Mon-Wed September-May

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thur-Sat 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Mon-Wed

Noon-5:00 p.m. Thur


Noon-5:00 p.m. Mon-Thur

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(Commissioner Jeff Rader represents District Two on DeKalb County's Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in November of 2010 for another four-year term.)

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