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Martin Luther King Jr. Branch

409 John Wesley Dobbs Ave
Atlanta GA 30312

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 Directions by MARTA
Bus 3 - Auburn Avenue
Take any #3 bus eastbound from the downtown Five Points Station (Alabama St. side) via Auburn Avenue and Boulevard and westbound from Sampson Street or from the Candler Park Station, coming via the Inman Park neighborhood and Irwin Street. Exit bus at intersection of Boulevard and Irwin St. Walk one block north on Boulevard to John Wesley Dobbs Ave. Turn right on J.W. Dobbs. The library is in the middle of the block at 509 John Wesley Dobbs Ave on the right side.

Bus 99 - King Memorial / North Avenue
(NOTE: This bus does not run on Saturday.)
This bus goes north from King Memorial Station and south from North Avenue Station via Boulevard, J.W. Dobbs, and Jackson St. Exit bus at intersection of Boulevard and J.W. Dobbs. Walk right on J.W. Dobbs. The library is in the middle of the block at 509 John Wesley Dobbs Ave on the right side.

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 About the library
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch Library is located in a 4,100- square-foot loft space at 409 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue in Atlanta. It will house a collection of approximately 33,000 materials. This new branch replaces a facility formerly located at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Boulevard.

The property of the new branch, situated in the historic King district, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is in close proximity to the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Heritage Sanctuary, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.

The architectural firm Goode Van Slyke is also located in the building.

In restoring the space for the branch, great care was taken to preserve its historic integrity, which is juxtaposed against the building's "high-tech" loft atmosphere. The project was designed by the firm Richards + Wittschiebe.

Architectural features of the facility include custom millwork for displaying library materials, a tiered story telling area, and a mezzanine with lounge seating.

Services offered at the Library include circulating materials, including DVD's, videos, CD's, magazines, large print and popular materials; computers with word processing capabilities and Internet access; preschool programs such as storytimes and crafts; afterschool programs such as movies and other recreational learning experiences; homework help; adult programs, including free computer classes; and community outreach.