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The Athens Regional Library System is here to enrich the lives of the residents of Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties. Visit your local branch today to find out what the library can do for you.

Laibrary Closed for Labor Day

The library is closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1, 2014. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2.

Statewide PINES library catalog system will be down for maintenance, August 28-29

The Athens Regional Library System announces that some library services will not be available while the statewide PINES catalog system goes down for maintenance starting Thursday, Aug. 28.

The PINES library catalog system -- which manages the catalogs and patron cards of numerous libraries, including those in the Athens Regional Library System -- will be unavailable starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 28, and should be back up by 6 p.m. Friday, August 29. It is possible, however, that the system may be down through the weekend.

During this time, library staff will not be able to issue new library cards or renew expired cards, place holds on books, search the PINES catalog or collect fines. Patrons also will not be able to renew books on our website from home.

Some Athens Regional Library System branches to delay opening August 29

The following Athens Regional Library System branches will open an hour later than usual on Friday, Aug. 29, to accommodate staff training:

The Athens-Clarke County Library, located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens, will open at 10 a.m.

The Bogart Library, located at 200 South Burson Avenue, Bogart, will open at 11 a.m.

The Oconee County Library, located at 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville, will open at 11 a.m.

The Oglethorpe County Library, located at 858 Athens Road, Lexington, will open at 11 a.m.

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