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Athens-Clarke County Library


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.


2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606

2014 Finalist National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Athens-Clarke County Library has been chosen as a 2014 finalist for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Now in its 20th year, this award is the nation’s highest honor for extraordinary public service, recognizing institutions that are valuable community anchors. As a member of our community, we ask you to share your own stories about Athens-Clarke County Library here:

Open Position: Library Director - Athens Regional Library System

The Athens Regional Library Board is seeking a Director for the Athens Regional Library System. Please read the full description and instructions for applying on the Library Director Job webpage.

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Book Discussion

Muslim Journeys Points of View

Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.

Join us to discuss “Dreams of Trespass: Tales of Harem Girlhood,” by Fatima Mernissi. The discussion will be led by Dr. P. Daniel Silk. In Multipurpose Room A. For more information about Muslim Journeys, visit

Incorporating Business Ventures in Antebellum Athens

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Monday, April 7, 11:00 a.m.

Incorporating Business Ventures in Antebellum Athens - As part of Money Smart Week, author and historian Dr. Michael Gagnon will talk about corporations in Athens by looking at the connections between banking, insurance and the capital finance of railroads and factories. Dr. Gagnon will sign copies of his book, Transition to an Industrial South: Athens, 1830-1870, (Louisiana State University Press, 2012) Copies will be available for purchase in the Library Store. In Multipurpose Room A.

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Upcoming Events

Open Playtime
Mon Apr 21 @10:30AM
Open Chess Play
Mon Apr 21 @ 4:00PM
Bedtime Stories
Mon Apr 21 @ 7:00PM
Preschool Storytime
Tue Apr 22 @ 9:30AM
Intro to the Internet
Tue Apr 22 @10:00AM
Preschool Storytime
Tue Apr 22 @10:30AM
Celebrate Earth Day with Puppet Show
Tue Apr 22 @ 4:30PM
Spanish Language Classes for Adults
Tue Apr 22 @ 6:30PM
Preschool Storytime
Wed Apr 23 @ 9:30AM
Preschool Storytime
Wed Apr 23 @10:30AM