Notice to the
The new Northeast Clayton / Forest Park Branch Library is now
open. It is one block west of the current library location, across
the street from the rear parking lot of the First Baptist Church of
Forest Park. The new building will serve as a replacement for the
44-year-old building, doubling the size and adding new resources
and features. For more information visit the construction blog for the new Forest Park
The Clayton County Library
System's mission is to contribute to the success of the citizens of
our diverse community by offering a full range of library services
that meet their informational, educational and leisure interests,
fostering the love of reading in our youth and the lifelong pursuit
of knowledge for all.
The Library System is comprised of six branch library locations:
Headquarters (865 Battle Creek Road,
Jonesboro), Forest Park, Lovejoy, Jonesboro, Morrow and Riverdale.
Between the six branches, the Library System owns nearly 400,000
books, magazines and journals combined. CCLS holdings also include
over 7,500 audio tapes and CDs and over 5,000 videos. Library cards
are free for county and state residents. A Clayton County issued
library card also entitles card holders to a range of free services
including access to:
- GALILEO - Georgia's virtual library.
GALILEO is a state-wide project sponsored by the University
System of Georgia, and provides access to over 100 databases for
researchers and students.
- Electronic subscriptions to a variety of online resources that
provide: Tutoring help, online test preparation, business research
tools as well as articles and electronic reference tools on a wide
variety of subjects designed to foster intellectual curiosity and
personal growth for our diverse community.
- Approximately 120 public internet access computers with word
processing capabilities for use by the general public.
The Clayton County Library System also sponsors a diverse range
of community events through out the year designed to educate,
inform and delight all ages. This includes a host of recurring
children's and family activities such as the popular story times
The Library System also offers numerous public services to the
community such as multi-purpose meeting rooms for non-profit
organizations, voter registration forms and adult literacy
The Clayton County Library System is a proud participant in PINES, the public library automation and
lending network for 252 libraries in 123 counties in Georgia (as of
November 2006). The goal of PINES is to create equality of access
to materials for all Georgians.
For more information please visit the Library System's Web site