Reopening

7 Cobb County Public Libraries will reopen to the public under limited services starting Monday, July 6, 2020. These libraries include East Cobb, Mountain View Regional, North Cobb Regional, Sewell Mill, South Cobb Regional, Vinings, and West Cobb Regional. Hours will be Mondays from 10 am – 8 pm and Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 am – 6 pm.

Under this reopening phase, library patrons are asked to limit visits to browsing, completing library account transactions like checking out items, picking up available reserved materials, and renewing or signing up for a Cobb library card. A limited number of public computers will be available for reservation.

Casual visits of more than a few minutes to the libraries and sitting down will not be possible under the health and safety guidelines for maintaining social distancing for reducing the community spread of COVID-19. Study and community meeting rooms will remain closed to the public. There will be no programs offered in the library. We will continue to offer virtual programs until further notice.

For even more information, read our Press Release here.
 

Book Drops

Outdoor book drops at all Cobb library locations with the exception of Switzer Library and Windy Hill 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. All materials checked out before mid-March have been renewed until Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Right now, we ask that you keep Book Club Kits and Interlibrary Loans (ILLs) at home and do not return them to the book drops. Late fines will not accrue on these items.

Donations

We are not currently accepting donations.
 

Interlibrary Loans (ILLs)

ILLs should be returned to any of our 7 curbside libraries beginning Wednesday, June 10. All ILLs must be returned by Friday, June 19.

Curbside Service

Curbside hold pickup begins June 10 at:

East Cobb Library,
Mountain View Regional Library,
North Cobb Regional Library,
Sewell Mill Library,
South Cobb Regional Library,
Vinings Library, and
West Cobb Regional Library.

 

Curbside hours will be 10 am – 8 pm Mondays and 10 am – 6 pm Tuesdays through Fridays. There will be no weekend service. Only hold pickup will be provided. See information below on other services provided by phone.

Please call at least one hour before you’d like to pick up your holds. Library staff will instruct you how to pick up your materials once you get to the library. Please be sure to have your library card or ID ready.

If you are having difficulty reaching your pickup library by phone, you may request holds by completing this form. Please select a time for pickup that is at least one hour after you have submitted the form.

 

Gritters holds to be picked up at Mountain View.
Kemp holds to be picked up at West Cobb.
Lewis A. Ray holds to be picked up at Vinings.
Powder Springs holds to be picked up at South Cobb.
Sibley holds to be picked up at East Cobb.
Stratton holds to be picked up at South Cobb.
Sweetwater holds to be picked up at South Cobb.
Switzer holds to be picked up at Sewell Mill.
Windy Hill holds to be picked up at Vinings.

 

Download a Brochure

 
Please note: Hold requests for the nine libraries not offering curbside service are being automatically re-routed to selected curbside locations based on capacity, staffing, and proximity to the home library. Due to the volume of holds being managed at this time, holds may NOT be transferred from one location to another on request until all libraries are open to the public.

Your Home Library: Holds to be Picked Up at: Address:
Gritters Mountain View
770-509-2725
3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066
Kemp West Cobb
770-528-4699
1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw 30152
Lewis A. Ray Vinings
770-801-5330
4290 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta  30339
Powder Springs South Cobb
678-398-5828
805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126
Sibley East Cobb
770-509-2730
4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068
Stratton South Cobb
678-398-5828
805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126
Sweetwater South Cobb
678-398-5828
805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126
Switzer Sewell Mill
770-509-2711
2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068
Windy Hill Vinings
770-801-5330
4290 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta  30339

 

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 will provide telephone information service starting Wednesday, June 10. Libraries providing Curbside Service can be reached during Curbside Operating Hours. Libraries NOT open for Curbside Service can be reached Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

Use the Library from Home!

Our libraries offer online digital resources for all ages! Find eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, digital magazines, comic and newspapers, online databases, and so much more. Visit our Use the Library from Home! page for more information and a list of resources.

COVID-19 Response and Resources

Find COVID-19 resources and information on Cobb County’s website.

 

Looking for more information about Library Express? Please visit our FAQ page!

Search