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.

For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

See the New Voting Machine!

Georgia voters will cast their ballots using new voting machines starting this year. The new system is paper based, while still using secure technology for voter accuracy. The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will have one of the new voting machines in the library lobby on Thursday, January 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Stop by the library to see a new voting machine and try it out for yourself before election season!

Bookend Millennials @ Rook N Pawn

Athens-Clarke County Library announces new millennial book club! Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to read more? The Athens-Clarke County coffee, books, cookies
Library is here to help! The library has joined with The Rook and Pawn to present Bookend Millennials, a monthly book club led by millennials, for millennials. Join us at the Rook and Pawn in downtown Athens at 6 p.m. on the fourth Sunday every month to talk books! Our first meeting is Thursday, January 23, at 6 p.m., and the theme is “Experimental Fiction.”

January titles are: The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielsewski and The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall. Read any (or all) of these three titles to discuss. This event is free. Stay after the discussion to play a themed game! Call the library at 706-613-3650 for more information. The book club meets at the Rook and Pawn, 294 West Washington Street, #400, Athens.

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