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The Cobb County Public Library System strives to make all programs and services accessible to all patrons, including those with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments. We offer programs and services to assist those who may be unable to visit our library branches on a regular basis, and welcome any comments or questions you may have about our outreach services.

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What Programs and Services are Offered?  

The Cobb County Public Library System is dedicated to making library materials available for all citizens and provides materials in alternate formats.

The library has a large collection of materials that may be of interest, including:

BOOKS-TO-GO!
Delivery to Homebound Seniors
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Books-to-Go! is a Cobb County Public Library service that provides library materials to homebound, elderly or disabled residents who participate in the Meals on Wheels program of Cobb Senior Services.

It is available to individuals who cannot easily get to one of our 16 libraries due to permanent or temporary disability or age. The service is in partnership with the Meals on Wheels program of Cobb Senior Services.

How Does This Service Work?

The Meals on Wheels volunteer will deliver your library materials on a monthly schedule. When finished, just place the items in the delivery bag and return them to your Meals on Wheels volunteer. New selections will be delivered to you on a monthly basis. Books to go graphic

 

How Do I Sign-up For This Free Service?

Applications are available from your Meals on Wheels volunteer or call 770-528-5381. Return the completed forms to your Meals on Wheels volunteer.

  • Fill out the Library Card Application even if you already have one, just write your card number on the application.
  • Fill out the Books-to-Go Application so we know what you like.

What Happens Next?

A library staff member will contact you if more information about your reading interest is needed.

When you are ready for a book (or two) let your driver know, or call the Senior Volunteer line at 770-528-5381. Library Items will arrive in a bag with your driver in just a few days. If you are a new library patron, your library card will also be included.

The items will remain yours for 30 days. If you need more time call 770-528-5381. When finished with your materials, or when you are called to return them, place them in the delivery bag and give it to your driver. You will receive new items in just a few days unless you tell us differently.

If you want to request a particular item or change your subject requests call the Senior Volunteer line at 770-528-5381 and let them know.

Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS) GLASS Graphic

Georgians have access to a free national library program that offers books and magazines on cassette tapes and in Braille through the Georgia Library for Accessible Services (GLASS), Georgia's Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and cooperating local libraries. For more information on GLASS, please visit www.georgialibraries.org/glass.

Through the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), Georgia's Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and cooperating local libraries, Georgians have access to a free national library program that offers books and magazines on cassette tape and in Braille. These materials are provided by the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (NLS), to eligible persons with a visual or physical disability. All reading material and playback equipment is sent to borrowers and returned by postage-free mail.

Application for GLASS services. Please complete and return to Georgia Library for Accessible Services, 1150 Murphy Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Cobb County is served by the Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services (AMLAS). The library is located in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library at One Margaret Mitchell Square, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303-1089. You can reach AMLAS at 1-800-248-6701 or 404-657-1452.

Georgia Relay - Free Service Georgia Relay Graphic Georgia is committed to ensuring that all citizens, including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled, have access to useful, reliable options and features to communicate via telephone. This free service, called Georgia Relay is available by dialing 711. For more information, please visit www.georgiarelay.org.
Senior Visits   Outreach Service can visit, by request, senior retirement homes, nursing homes, and senior lunch sites. Outreach staff can deliver pre-selected and requested library materials to residents and caregivers of these locations. At senior independent living facilities, Outreach staff can bring a variety of library materials in various formats. Residents choose from a wide selection of genres from old time favorites to current bestsellers. Staff can provide on-site readers' advisory and assist in the residents' selection. Requests for library materials and information not found during visits are taken and made available at the next scheduled visit. To request a Senior Visit, please contact 770-528-2332.
Library Card Drives   The library will be happy to schedule a library card drive at your organization. All potential library cardholders must be able to provide identification with a current Cobb County address. A parent or legal guardian must sign the library card application of anyone under the age of 12. To schedule a library card drive, please contact 770-528-2330.
Outreach Programming   A variety of programs can be provided to the citizens of Cobb County, including programs similar to those given at branch libraries. These could include book talks, presentations by librarians, and story times. Please contact 770-528-2330 for more information.
Literacy Resources  

The library provides resources for early literacy and school readiness skills, as well as resources and programming for family literacy. These programs can include regularly scheduled story times and special library tours and programs. The library is also happy to provide a speaker for your literacy event; please contact 770-528-2330 for more information.

Other resources available in the community include:

Cobb County Board of Commissioners complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336 (ADA)  

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336 (ADA). This act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and requires that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of that disability, be denied the benefits of Cobb County services, programs, activities or employment with Cobb County.

If you have a specific physical or service accessibility need (wheelchair or other mobility access, sign language interpretation, Braille or audio cassette, assisted-listening device, etc.), please notify the staff who work in the library that you plan to use, so that we can reasonably accommodate you. For more information on Cobb County’s ADA compliance, please visit www.cobbcounty.gov/ada.

In compliance with Section 35, 106 of the ADA’s Title II regulations, all applicants, participants, beneficiaries and other interested individuals may obtain more information at www.ada.gov.