|Access GALILEO databases||
How Do I Access GALILEO Databases?
Tutorial – How to Use GALILEO
How to obtain the GALILEO password: Click on My Account on the homepage (in the "Collections" column), in the upper right corner of the screen type in your card number (User ID) and PIN and click on Login To CobbCat. Click on My Profile, the current GALILEO password will be in red lettering. Be sure to logout of your account when you are done accessing your account.
Watch the video below to see how to get the GALILEO password.
|Access my account||
How Do I Access My Account?
Log in to CobbCat using your card number and PIN. Select My Account and then Review My Account. You'll see a list of all the items you have checked out with the due dates, a list of any fines or other charges on your account, and a list of all items you have on hold, including where you are on the waiting list. If you need help, you can call us at 770-528-2320.
When you're done, don't forget to log out of your account.
|Apply for a job||
How Do I Apply for a Job at the Library?
For more information, please contact the Cobb County Government Human Resources Department, 100 Cherokee Street, 2nd Floor, Marietta, GA 30090-9679, (770) 528-2541 .
Please contact the Library Department Representative at 770-528-2347 for more information.
|Contact Customer Service||
How Do I Contact Customer Service?
To contact Cobb County Public Library Service Customer Service Department call 770-528-2326 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Voicemail is available after hours and will be retrieved on the next business day.
|Download audiobooks and eBooks||
How Do I Download Audiobooks and eBooks?
The Cobb County Public Library System has partnered with OverDrive to provide eBooks (in ePub, Kindle, and PDF formats) and audiobooks (in WMA and mp3 formats) that can be transferred to portable eReaders and media players.Search the Digital Collection
You can access OverDrive either through the library catalog or from our OverDrive website, http://cobbcounty.lib.overdrive.com.
To log in to the OverDrive site please enter your library card number and PIN. Don't know your library card number and PIN? Contact us for assistance »
Frequently Asked Questions
For help with getting started using the OverDrive site, please visit the Quick Start Guide »
For more information on which devices are compatible with the OverDrive services, please visit http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/.
In addition to the digital downloads available through our OverDrive collection, you can also search the following sites for free eBooks:
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|Have an Exam Proctored||
How Do I Have an Exam Proctored?
As part of our mission to provide services in support of research, knowledge and cultural enrichment, the Cobb County Public Library proctors exams under the following guidelines:
Approved by the Library Board of Trustees
|Get a Library Card||
How Do I Get a Library Card?
Dream, Dare, Discover: Cobb County Public Library Cards link you to knowledge, fun, and excitement!
.For a downloadable application form, please click here. »
Your library card provides access to books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and remote access to full-text articles from hundreds of magazines, newspapers and journals; business resources; unique local history resources and so much more.
A Cobb County Public Library (CCPLS) card may be obtained by visiting any of our library locations.
Cobb County Public Library cards are free to all Cobb County residents as well as people who own property or businesses within Cobb County. CCPLS also issues library cards to schools (principals) and businesses (owners) in Cobb County, and current Cobb County employees. Only one card will be issued to the school or business. The person applying for the library card is responsible for all items checked out on the card.
A Cobb County library card allows patrons to borrow library materials, use the library’s public access computers, request materials through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, and other Cobb County Public Library System services. A valid library card must be used to borrow library materials. If the patron has forgotten the card, photo identification or acceptable identification must be presented.
A parent or legal guardian may register a child for a temporary card. The parent or guardian’s library card must be in good standing without any outstanding fines or fees above $10.00. The parent or guardian is responsible for all fines and fees and lost or damaged materials charged on the card. The parent or legal guardian must authorize access to the Internet for any child under 17 years of age. Federal law requires this authorization; it must be given in person with the child’s registration being signed by the parent or legal guardian.
Cobb County Employees
Acceptable Forms of Identification
Current Georgia driver’s license, permit, or identification card
• Current utility bill
At the time of application, patrons will be asked to provide a personal identification number (PIN) to assign to their library card for access to their library account. Patrons completing a library card application will also be provided the opportunity to register to vote.
Library card applications are available at the public service desk in the library. However, a library card application may be downloaded from www.cobbcat.org and completed prior to visiting one of the CCPLS libraries. The completed application and an acceptable form of identification must be presented at the public service desk in order to complete the application process and to receive a library card and PIN (personal identification number).
Renewal of Library Card
Lost or Stolen Library Cards
Replacement Library Cards
Change of Contact Information
Please contact us at 770-528-2320 if you have any further questions about obtaining or renewing your library card.
|Log out of my account||
How Do I Log Out of My Account?
For your privacy, don't forget to log out of your account. It's easy to do: just click the "Logout" link on the top of your screen.
Watch this video for help:
How Do I Make a Donation?
Memorial and Honoring Donations To Our Collection:
All donations become the property of the Library and it is up to the discretion of the Library which items will be put into circulation. Donated materials not appropriate for the collection may be placed in the semi-annual Friends of the Library book sale. Proceeds are used to buy new materials for all Cobb County libraries.
Cobb County Public Library gratefully accepts library related materials. If you have a large number of books you would like to donate, please call in advance (770-528-2364) to see if we can handle the donation on any particular day. All donations must be packed in boxes. We can not accept donations that are not in boxes and we are not able to exchange boxes. Thank you for supporting the Cobb County Public Library System.
How Do I Pay My Library Fine?
Fines may be paid in person at any of our 16 library locations. Acceptable forms of payment are check or cash.
The Cobb County Public Library System reserves the right to replace their own materials through their own contracted vendors. Personal copies brought in by patrons will not be accepted as replacement(s) for lost and/or damaged materials.
|Place a hold||
How Do I Place a Hold?
To place a reserve (hold) on an item, first locate it in our catalog. Check the item record carefully to ensure that you are choosing the desired format or edition. The catalog may contain multiple entries for the same title, with some representing large print books, audio books on cassette and CD, and even electronic books. Once you have identified the desired title and format, click on DETAILS.
Reserves may not be placed on items that do not check out, such as electronic books, databases or other non-deliverable items.
To review your holds, log in to COBBCAT and click on My Account in the green banner at the top of the page. Click on "Review My Account" to see the items you have on reserve. You may cancel these holds at any time by clicking in the box next to the title(s) and clicking on Cancel Selected Holds. If you wish to change the pick-up library, please call any of our libraries and ask for staff assistance.
You will be notified by telephone or email when the item is available for pick-up. Expect to wait at least 3-5 days, depending on availability and other factors, for items to be pulled and set aside in your name.
If you need to pick up materials within 24-48 hours of placing the reserve, please call libraries showing available copies and arrange for the item(s) to be located and set aside for you. Materials will be held for three days from the date they are set aside for you. If you need additional time to pick up the material, please contact library staff.
Library policy requires that you either pick up the material in person or arrange with library staff ahead of time to have the material picked up by someone else.
If the item you want is not in Cobbcat, please contact a library staff member for possible options. A list of helpful phone numbers can be found on our Library Locations page.
How Do I Renew My Materials?
All items can be renewed twice beyond the initial check out period except when: "Your account is blocked or; Someone else has requested the item".
|Request Interlibrary Loan||
How Do I Request InterLibrary Loan Materials?
We may be able to locate books or periodicals not available in the Cobb County System from other libraries. We will request a maximum of 5 periodical articles or 5 books at any time for a registered library member. We attempt to borrow from lenders who provide materials without charge. In some cases, fees are charged by the lending library.
Visit our Interlibrary Loan page for more information and to place your Interlibrary Loan online.
Please call (770) 528-2339 for assistance.
|Request new material||
How Do I Request New Material?
If there's an item that you'd like for the Cobb County Public Library System to consider purchasing, you can submit a purchase request online. It's simple: login to your account using your library card number and PIN; click the "Request New Material" link, and then fill out the form with all of the pertinent information.
The library system cannot guarantee that we will be able to purchase the item that you have requested, but we appreciate every request.
Here's a short video to walk you through the process. If you have any questions, please call (770) 528-2320 during regular library hours for assistance. If you need your library card number and PIN, please call our Customer Service Department during regular business hours at (770) 528-2326.
|Reserve a meeting room||
How Do I Reserve a Meeting Room?
Meeting rooms for nonprofit organizations are available at the Central Library; Mountain View, South Cobb, and West Cobb Regional Libraries; East Cobb, East Marietta, Gritters, Kemp, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Stratton, and Vinings Branches.
A Multipurpose Room Application must be completed. The branch manager of your desired location and administrative staff must both approve the application. By signing the Meeting Room Application, the applicant is agreeing to abide by the Cobb County Public Library Multipurpose Room Use Policy.
For more information, please visit our Meeting Room page.
|Search the catalog||
How Do I Search the Catalog?
To begin a search, type a term in the search box under Quick Search and select:
Words or Phrase, Author, Title, Subject, Series, Periodicals Title
Select all branches, a region, or a particular branch.
|Update my information||
How Do I Update My Information?
Bring your library card and another form of ID next time you visit the Library or call our Customer Service Department at 770-528-2326. Staff will be happy to update your personal information.
How Do I Use Wifi?
The Cobb County Public Library wireless Internet network provides free Internet access to patrons who bring their wireless-enabled laptop computers to any Cobb County Public Library.
Who can use it?
How do I use it?
How Do I Volunteer?
Please visit Volunteer Jobs for more information.