Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, taken March 26, 1964 by Marion S. Trikosko.  Retrieved from loc.gov

Closed to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed Monday, January 16 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 17.


PINES Catalog will be Offline - January 14 - 17

The PINES System Administration team will be performing system upgrades starting at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 14th and continuing until Tuesday, January 17th at 6:00 a.m. All PINES services, including the online catalog will be unavailable during this maintenance window. GADD and Zinio can still be accessed, along with GALILEO.

This upgrade will add new features to the PINES catalog including a Spanish edition of the catalog. View all new features in the PINES Upgrades video.

How do I get a library card?

Library cards are free to all residents of Georgia. Persons who attend school, own property or are employed in Georgia are eligible for a free PINES card. Patrons of both PINES and non-participating Georgia public libraries may receive a PINES card. PINES cards are valid for 2 years. Property owners who do not reside in Georgia may be required to show proof of ownership, such as a tax bill or deed. Persons employed in Georgia or attending school in Georgia may be required to show proof of employment or enrollment. Out-of-state cards are available to persons living outside Georgia who do not meet the above criteria for a $25 annual fee, payable at the time the card is issued. Signing a PINES card application indicates acceptance of responsibility for lost or damaged materials. There is no minimum age for a child to receive a PINES card. A parent or legal guardian may register a child. Parent or guardian must show proper ID to register a child. A parent or guardian must sign the application for all children under 18.

Proper identification must be presented to register.

An applicant for a new card is required to provide proper ID, which includes current local address.

Acceptable ID for a PINES card:

  • photo ID showing current local address, OR
  • photo ID and one item from approved list (see below) showing current, local address (if photo ID does not have correct address), OR
  • TWO (2) items from approved list showing current, local address.

Acceptable ID includes a valid driver's license, a valid voter registration card, checks with pre-printed addresses, a utility bill, tax receipt or other piece of mail that shows the user's name and present address.

Request for Proposal - CMR - Bogart Library

Athens Regional Library System Board of Trustees is requesting interested firms to submit proposals to provide pre-construction and construction services as a Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) for the Bogart Branch Library Expansion & Renovation.


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