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Open Access

Open Access at the Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and Suwanee Branches

Customers 18 years and up who hold a library card are automatically registered for open access and have self-service access to the library outside of normal operating hours.

Open Access is currently available only at the Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and Suwanee branches.

How does open access work?

  • PROVIDE ACCESS – Only valid patrons are granted self-service access with the use of their library card/number and pin.
  • MONITOR ACTIVITY – Camera surveillance provides peace of mind for library users and deters theft and vandalism.
  • MANAGE POWER – The system can turn on and safely shut down the power for lights, alarm systems, computers, self-service kiosks and more.
  • BROADCAST MESSAGES – A PA system delivers pre-recorded messages during opening and closing.

Open Access Policy

  • Open Access customers will use their own library card to gain entry.
  • While using the facility, customers will not respond to vendors or persons trying to enter the facility.
  • Security cameras monitor the use of the facility.
  • Announcements will be made during the course of Open Access hours and customers agree to comply with directives.
  • All library policies are in effect during Open Access hours, including the Library Code of Conduct and Computer and Internet Usage policies.
  • Wall mounted phone may be used to place 911 emergency call if needed.

Open Access Hours

Monday – Saturday (Morning Hours) 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Monday – Thursday (Evening Hours) 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Sunday (Evening Hours) 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Sundays (Morning Hours) 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.