Athens-Clarke County Library


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606


Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Friday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Please visit the Heritage Room webpage for their hours.

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BLING YOUR PROM - Donations Accepted Now!

Bling Your Prom is coming on Saturday, March 3! Help us ease the financial burden of preparing for prom, so all teens in our community can have the amazing experience they deserve! We are accepting donations of:

  • New or gently used (CLEAN) formal wear for
  • both girls and guys.
  • Costume jewelry
  • Dress shoes (girls and guys)
  • Men's ties
  • New and unopened cosmetics
  • We are also looking for cosmetologists and hair stylists to offer makeup and hair tutorials, plus vouchers for services. Call Devera Chandler at (706) 613-3650, ext. 323!

    All donations accepted through February 26, 2018.

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Athens Regional Library System named Georgia Public Library of the Year

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) has named Athens Regional Library System as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year for 2017. The award is one of five annual Georgia Public Library Awards, honoring the outstanding service and achievements of Georgia’s public libraries, librarians and advocates during the past year. Read more...

Café au Libris: Celeste Headlee

Celeste Headlee

Friday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library present a special afterhours Cafe au Libris with Georgia Public Broadcasting's Celeste Headlee! Celeste will be here to talk about her new book, We Have to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter. Books will be available for purchase and signing. A reception will follow the program.

Celeste is an award-winning journalist who has been on NPR, PBS World, PRI, CNN, BBC and other networks, She hosts Georgia Public Broadcasting's On Second Thought. Her 2015 TED Talk, 10 Ways to Have Better Conversations, went viral and is one of the most-watched TED Talks. She speaks to groups all over the world on the art of conversation, music, journalism and more. Learn more at her website,

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