Instagram Button

Welcome to the Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library System is here to enrich the lives of the residents of Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties. Visit your local branch today to find out what the library can do for you.

Please welcome our new library system director, Valerie Bell!

Photo of Valerie Bell standing by the Bulldog outside the library.

Valerie comes to us from Toms River, New Jersey, where she served as Assistant Director for Public Services at the Ocean County Library. She has over 28 years of library experience and is the recipient of several awards, most recently the Ocean County Library Director’s Award for Outstanding Service (2013), Women of Purpose Community Leader of the Year (2012), and NAACP Community Leader of the Year (2011). Welcome to Athens, Valerie!

Tax Season is Here!

Tax season is upon us, and the Athens Regional Library System wants to help. Visit our Tax Information page for links to online resources, information about where to find free tax preparation assistance in the area, and more.

The libraries in the regional system will have a limited number of Federal Tax Forms for patrons to pick up but, due to budget cuts by the IRS, we will not have any instruction books. This includes instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.

Residents can request a personal copy of instructions or forms:

Go online to - to view and download OR - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail OR
call 1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by U.S. mail.

State of Georgia forms can be requested online at OR
email request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR
call Customer Service: 1-877-423-6711.

Pines logo

Renew books and place holds online:
Login to your Pines Account

Zinio digital magazines logo

Children's Area

Online Library