Mission Statement

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.

Branches

The Clayton County Library System (CCLS) has six branches:

Quick Facts (2013)

Library Collection

  • Book/Serial Volumes – 501,321
  • Audio Physical Units – 6,438
  • Audio Downloads – 251
  • Video Physical Units – 2,137
  • Print Subscriptions – 337
  • Electronic Books – 1,118
  • Databases – 20

Services

  • Public Service Hours per Year – 21,543
  • Library Visits – 668,123
  • Reference Transactions – 613,132
  • Total Circulation – 513,222
  • Circulation of Children’s Materials – 247,018

Inter-Library Loans

  • Provided To – 33,978
  • Received From – 20,520

Library Programs

  • Total Library Programs – 2,992
  • Children’s Programs – 1,781
  • Young Adult Programs – 118
  • Total Program Attendance – 83,559
  • Children’s Program Attendance – 54,994
  • Young Adult Program Attendance – 5,436

Electronic Technology

  • Number of Internet Terminals Used by General Public – 314
  • Annual Number of User Sessions of Electronic Resources – 356,071
  • Number of Wireless Connections to Library WiFi – 53,265

 

PINES

pines-cardWe participate in PINES, a public library network of 281 libraries in 140 counties throughout Georgia. PINES creates a statewide “borderless library” that provides equal access to information for all Georgians. Georgians with a PINES library card have access to materials beyond what is available on their local library’s shelves and enjoy a shared collection of 8 million books that are delivered to their local library free of charge.

Research Databases and Other Online Services

The Clayton County Library System is a member of GALILEO, Georgia’s ‘virtual library’ which facilitates online access to over 100 databases (including magazine articles and online books) for researchers and students on a wide variety of topics.

We also provide access to several online services such as:

  • Mango,
  • AtoZdatabases,
  • Foundation Grants To Individuals,
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library,
  • Chilton Auto Manuals,
  • OverDrive,
  • TumbleBooks,
  • Sesame Street Online Books and more.

Learn more about these Electronic Resources.

Additional Services