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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Closed to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed Monday, January 20 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 21.


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PINES will be offline statewide due to upgrades starting Saturday, January 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m., and should be back Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Some library resources will be unavailable during that time.

You CAN:
Check out materials
Download titles from Georgia Download Destination and RBDigital
Browse the local collection

Pay fines or fees
Register for a new library card
Search the online catalog
Place holds on materials
Renew materials from home

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

Hobbit Party

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Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
In Story Time Room

Whether you’re a Baggins, Proudfoot, Gamgee or Took... there’s a party in the Shire and you’re invited. Celebrate tricksy hobbitses with crafts and games. For children ages 7-11 and their caregiver.

Aging with Dignity

Photo of an elderly couple walking home after shopping.

Thursday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.
Appleton Auditorium

Our population is living longer than ever, and the challenge is how to enable these people to live independently and stay actively engaged in their communities for as long as possible. Randy Christian of the Elder Care Planning Council of Northeast Georgia, will discuss access to services for services for seniors to help them do just that. including Medicare and Social Security and other topics related to aging with dignity. Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning. Free and open to the public. Call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343, for information.

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