DeKalb County Public Library

"Spotlight on a Resource for Parents"

Check these out ...

  • Free resources through DeKalb County Public Library - for parents & scholars.
  • Please read ALL SECTIONS to get a glimpse. (Although a library card is needed to access some of these, a few examples of the content behind the login have been linked.)
  • THE GREAT NEWS is that library cards can be obtained through the public library online until the library opens again. SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE END OF THE NEWSLETTER.


Reading Resources


Online Books - Overdrive collection >> sort by subject, collection and more.

See reading for TEENS for ebooks and audio books

Search CATALOG for Regular Print Books Search box is on the Homepage above the Green Bar. (Print books can be safely checked out at most Branches. See Curbside Checkout under Other Services .)

BOOK CHECKOUT - Curbside - Contact Free Pickup

Online books are great and convenient but sometimes there is just nothing like a "real" book. Curbside checkout is at most branches ...

All instructions are HERE.

Safe - Easy - Convenient

Magazines and Newspapers

Check out the Magazines and Newspaper Collection at the DCPL Reference Databases/Magazines and Newspapers Section.

See EXAMPLE (Magazines)

See EXAMPLE (Newspapers)

They offer over 90+ weekly/monthly magazines as well as numerous newspapers stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast. .



Learning Express Library - Career Readiness, Many Computer Skills Classes

To register, you only need a library card, valid email address and a password. (You may also need your pin associated with your library card.) You can see more of what they have to offer in the Test Prep of this newsletter. See Link below for preview.

Take a look inside for Career Preparation, Career Accelerator, and Computer Skills

LinkedIn Learning - FREE TRAINING

Thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Click HERE to access if you have a library card. Apply with the link at the bottom of the newsletter to get a card.

Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. These serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

(The archive has years worth of actual small business plans to scroll through from a wide variety of small businesses.)

See two screenshots to get idea of what is in here.

Resume Writing

Click HERE for a for an informative video on how to write a resume by a Dekalb County Public Librarian. Good tips and notes displayed on the side. You may stop and start through the video as needed.


Learning Express Library

This Database has great resources for careers (as listed above in Business, Jobs, and Careers Section) but ALSO has good test prep material. Different prep tests for SAT, ACT, PSAT AP and College Admissions Essay Writing.

View preview (3 screenshots - no sound) HERE.

BRAINFUSE ... Homework Help, Live Tutoring & More

See picture EXAMPLES below for some of the general topics. You may create an account for live services. BrainFuse Help Now has live tutoring by subject and grade level. (Library card needed for most services) Link: Brain Fuse Help Now
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Videos through the public library

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library with library card. Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Stream immediately, or download to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Anytime. Anywhere. Click HERE

COMPLETE LIST of Research Databases

See the Complete List - Click HERE and scroll through list.

There are 23 categories of databases. Take a moment to scroll through it and go back later when you have time to browse.

Some Research Databases your students may find useful for research ...

GALE in Context High School

GALE Literature

GALE in Context - Opposing Viewpoints

Book a Librarian

You can Book a Librarian or email a Librarian for help with resources, questions, or research project questions. There are two services offered; one for teens and one for anyone. See the two boxes to the right of the database list on this LINK.


Printing Services

Several branches branches are offering Park and Print services. Patrons may print up to ten black and white pages per day - FOR FREE! Log into the software with your library card or a guest account, upload your documents, then call one of the selected branches to arrange contact-free pickup of your prints.

Click here for more information.

Life Skills for Growing into Adulthood (Adulting 101)

Adulting 101 under student resources has six broad categories of great resources for your students as they approach adulthood.

Click to explore

Preparation for the Georgia DMV Driver's License Written Test

Yes, the DeKalb Public Library even has help with the GA Driving test. Study manual and several practice tests for the official exam are available. The questions and tests are designed to prepare anyone so the official test seems easy. Check it out HERE

Need a Library Card ???

Although the Public Library is closed, you can still apply for a digital card online.

Click the link below to see how to get your digital card and what you can access with it.

There is also a phone number and email access if there are any questions. They are very good with responding. Digital cards are good for all the digital content and curbside checkout. Apply on button below.


Library Cards can be gotten online. DeKalb residents AND DCSD employees are eligible. CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

In Conclusion ...

  • Plan to get a library card if you don't have one
  • Make note of resources that may help you or your scholars
  • Remember ... these resources are just a FEW of the ABUNDANCE of resources available through the DeKalb County Public Library.

DeKalb County Public Library Homepage

Where to find the Databases

Contact Us

The DeKalb County Public Library has so much to offer and this is just a sampling. Please email the DeKalb County Public Library Staff (see Contact Us link above) with any question or problems using their resources.

SHS Media Center ...

Please let us know if you see something that would be helpful to add to this sampling of resources or if a correction is needed.

Thanks for reading ...

Mrs. Burnside, Stephenson High School Media Specialist

Ms. Mikkelsen, Stephenson High School Library Secretary