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Welcome to the Athens Regional Library System

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.

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Library closed for Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will close for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 26. Libraries which are usually open late on Wednesdays will close early at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25. Regular hours resume on Friday, November 27.


Regional and Local Policies

These policies apply to all branches in the Athens Regional Library System, with some policies specific to a particular branch or county.

Personnel Policies

These policies govern staff within the Athens Regional Library System.


These links provide information about the federal, state, and local laws which shape our policies.

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