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.

PINES Catalog will be Offline - September 2nd

The PINES System Administration team will be performing system maintenance with downtime on Friday, September 2 beginning just after 6:00 p.m. and completing by midnight. All PINES services, including the online catalog will be unavailable during this maintenance window.

It's time for the Summer Book Sale!

Summer Book Sale

The Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library announce their Summer Book Sale, August 24-27! Choose from among thousands of gently used titles to restock your shelves at home! The sale will take place in the library's Multipurpose Rooms and is free and open to the public. There will be a Friends Members Only Preview sale on Wednesday, August 24 from 2-6 p.m. Join the Friends at the door for just $25 and get first pick at the sale!

Regular Sale Hours:

  • Wednesday, August 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday is Bag Day! Fill a bag for just $10 all day!

All proceeds from the sale support library programs and services.

Birth of a Nation: A Look at the Nat Turner Rebellion

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Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 p.m.
Appleton Auditorium

Athens educator, writer and community activist Montu Miller will host a special program commemorating the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831, ahead of the October 7 release of Fox Searchlight's film, The Birth of a Nation. Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning. For information, call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343, or visit

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Adult Chess Tournament

Saturday, August 27 @ 1:00 p.m.

Sign up now for our Adult Chess Tournament! Open to players ages 18 and up.

  • First Prize: one-year membership to The Rook & Pawn
  • Second Prize: Kindle Fire HD
  • Third Prize: $50 gift card

Register online or call us at (706) 613-3650, ext. 356.

Special thanks to our tournament sponsors: Chess and Community Conference, The Rook & Pawn, Em's Kitchen, Willy's Mexican Grill and Big City Bread!

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