Literacy Services


Adult Basic Education

Learn basic skills in math, reading and language development.
English as a Second Language

ESL classes provide basic through advanced instruction in the speaking, reading, writing, grammar and syntax of English for speakers of other languages.
Online Resources & Learning Tools

The library offers learning computers, links to online resources and other services to help you learn.
Tests & Careers

The Library has test preparation resources for exams such as the GED, ASVAB and many others. We also provide print and audiovisual materials on career guidance.
Literacy Outreach

Literacy Services includes many programs outside the library buildings. Click here to learn more about what we do in the community


DeKalb County Public Library supports adult and family learning and English as a second language with special Learning Collections at sixteen branches, spaces for tutoring, classes and meetings, and help for matching students and volunteers with local literacy organizations. The Chamblee, Clarkston and Decatur libraries also offer computers with instructional software, and the DeKalb County Public Library subscribes to online databases that can be used in any library or at home.

If you want more information, please call the Literacy Services Office at 404.370.8450, ext. 2240.