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Library Express (Library Service Under COVID-19)

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March 3, 2021

Reopen for Limited Service

Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021, East Cobb, Mountain View Regional, North Cobb Regional, Sewell Mill, South Cobb Regional, Vinings, and West Cobb Regional Libraries will reopen for in-person limited service. Hours will be Monday 10 am - 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday 10 am - 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. Curbside hold pickup will continue at these 7 branches under reduced hours: Mondays - Fridays 10 am - 2 pm, Mondays only 5 pm - 7 pm, and Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm.

On Monday, April 12, 2021, Powder Springs and Stratton Libraries reopen for in-person limited service. They will continue to provide curbside hold pickup under reduced hours. Hours will be the same as listed above.

In addition, Gritters, Kemp, and Sibley Libraries will continue to provide curbside hold pickup Mondays 10 am - 8 pm, Tuesdays - Fridays 10 am - 6 pm, and Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm.

Limited service includes browsing, checking out materials, and limited computer use by reservation.

Saturday Hours

Beginning Saturday, April 10, East Cobb, Mountain View Regional, North Cobb Regional, Sewell Mill, South Cobb Regional, Vinings, and West Cobb Regional Libraries will offer in-person Saturday hours from 10 am - 5 pm. Gritters, Kemp, Powder Springs, Sibley, and Stratton Libraries will offer curbside Saturday hours from 10 am - 5 pm.

Book Drops and Quarantine

Outdoor book drops at all Cobb library locations, with the exception of Switzer Library, are open. Please note that returned items will be placed in quarantine directly from book drops. Items will remain on your account for up to 5 days. Items will be checked in and your account updated after items come out of quarantine.

Indoor book drops located in libraries open to the public will remain closed to maintain the integrity of the quarantine process. However, Book Club Kits and items that do not fit in outdoor book drops may be brought into the building and deposited into a receptacle provided by staff, which will be taken to the quarantine area.

Curbside Service

Pickup hours at the 9 branches open for limited service are Mondays from 10 am – 2 pm and 5 – 7 pm; Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm; and Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm.

Pickup hours at the 3 branches open only for curbside hold pickup are Mondays 10 am – 8 pm; Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am – 6 pm; and Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm.

Please note: Hold requests for the three libraries not offering curbside service are being automatically re-routed to selected locations based on capacity, staffing, and proximity to the home library. Available holds may be transferred upon request to any of the libraries open to the public and/or offering curbside service.
Your Home Library: Holds to be Picked Up at: Address:
Lewis A. Ray Vinings
770-801-5330
4290 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta  30339
Sweetwater Powder Springs
770-439-3600
4181 Atlanta Street, bldg. 1, Powder Springs 30127
Switzer Sewell Mill
770-509-2711
2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Donations

We are not currently accepting donations.

Telephone Information Service Available

Struggling with what to read next? Need reference or research assistance? Have a question about your account? Want to know more about Library Express? All branches are providing telephone information during operating hours. Or, send your question any time of day to our virtual reference service Ask-A-Librarian.

Use the Library from Home!

Our libraries offer online digital resources for all ages! Find eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, digital magazines, comics, and newspapers, online databases, and so much more. Visit our Research and Digital page for a list of resources.

Visit our Library Express FAQs for more details.