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Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using OverDrive and the Libby app. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users here.

Updated Services

As part of its phased reentry plan, the Athens Regional Library System continues to expand its available services while protecting the health and safety of patrons and staff.

Grab and Go: Many Athens Regional Library System branches now offer Grab and Go service. Patrons can visit their library branch to browse parts of the collection, place and pick up holds, and check out items. Unvented face masks are required. Visits are limited to one hour or less. Some branches will limit visits to 30 minutes or less. Check your local library branch’s webpage for hours here.  

curbside updatedCurbside Service: Place holds at our website, through the PINES mobile app, in-person at your library, or by phone. We’ll notify you when your items are ready for pickup. Our libraries also offer curbside print pickup. Email your document to your local Athens Regional Library System branch, and we’ll notify you when it’s ready for pickup! Learn more about print pickup and find your library’s printing email here

Concierge Service: Not sure what to read next? Do you or your child want to learn more about a particular topic? Want to discover a new favorite author based on books you know you already like? Try our concierge service! Call us, and our friendly, knowledgeable staff will gather titles for you based on your interests for curbside pickup.

Book Drops: Please return checked out items to our outdoor book drops only. We’ll hold all returned items in quarantine before checking them in, which means your return won’t show up on your account right away. Don’t worry! No fines will be charged if you’ve returned items by their original due date. Fines for overdue items will resume on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Please note, our libraries are not accepting donations for the time being.

Computer Appointments: Selected branches of Athens Regional Library System offer Internet computer sessions by appointment. Reserve your one-hour session by calling your local branch library.  Appointments are available for adults, teens and caregivers with children (PC for adult paired to a computer just for children). You can reserve one session per day and up to two sessions per week. Please note you will be required to wear an unventilated face mask while at the library, and limited staff assistance will be available. Printing services will be available. Athens-Clarke County Library also offers one-hour appointments for patrons who would like to work at the library using their own device. For more information, including details on what to do when you arrive at the library for your appointment, click here

Athens-Clarke County Library: Passports:  The Athens-Clarke County Library accepts passport applications by appointment. Please call the library at 706-613-3650 to set up your appointment. Saturday appointments are available! 

  • Please note appointments must be made via phone.
  • Masks must be worn.
  • Only the applicants should be present.

Please check their website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for the most current information.

Crafts to Go: Stop by your library during curbside service hours to pick up everything you need for a fun craft activity designed for children ages 2-11. A new craft is available every two weeks while supplies last, and each branch has different crafts.

Resources That Promote Equity

current events resourcesThe Athens Regional Library System embraces diversity, inclusion, and social justice. These are a part of our organizational values and at the heart of our public services. We support the members of our communities who are in pain, those who are on a quest to educate themselves around the issues of race, and those wondering how to talk with children and young people about these issues. To help with those endeavors, we have developed the following list of resources. We will be adding to this list as the days go by. Much like the challenging events our communities have experienced over the last three months, the Library believes that we are in this together, and together we will see our way through. Visit our resources here

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?covid stories Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. We are interested in stories from everyday people. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

Selected Classics of America's 100 Most Beloved Books Available via GLASS

The following books are available to GLASS patrons, with many offered in Spanish. Please check the catalog to learn if titles are offered as hard copy (cartridge) or download (BARD) or both.

1984 or Nineteen Eighty-Four
Orwell, George

  • DB034268
  • DB073474

A Confederacy of Dunces
Toole, John Kennedy

  • DB015948
  • DB050482

A Prayer for Owen Meany
Irving, John.

  • DB029012

A Separate Peace
Knowles, John

  • DB024697

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Smith, Betty

  • DB010426
  • DB044769

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Twain, Mark

  • DB053084
  • DB015223
  • DB057349
  • DB016414
  • DB080953 - (Spanish) Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer

The Alchemist
Coelho, Paulo

  • DB037602
  • DB046982 - (Spanish) El Alquimista Una Fàbula Para Seguir Tus Sueños

Alex Cross (Series)
Patterson, James

  • DB035894 Along Came a Spider
  • DB039471 Kiss the Girls
  • DB043318 Jack & Jill
  • DB045155 Cat and Mouse     
  • DB048868 Pop Goes the Weasel
  • DB051270 Roses Are Red
  • DB053565 Violets Are Blue
  • DB055046 Four Blind Mice
  • DB057095The Big Bad Wolf
  • DB060187 London Bridges
  • DB061490 Mary, Mary
  • DB063859 Cross
  • DB066654 Double Cross
  • DB068014 Cross Country
  • DB069597 Alex Cross' Trial
  • DB070174 I, Alex Cross
  • DB072133 Cross Fire
  • DB073951 Kill Alex Cross
  • DB075739 Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
  • DB069597 Alex Cross, Run 
  • DB077820 Cross My Heart
  • DB080039 Hope to Die
  • DB082920 Cross Justice
  • DB086305 Cross the Line
  • DB089732 The People vs. Alex Cross
  • DB085070 Cross Kill

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ; and, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There
Carroll, Lewis

  • DB050842

Americanah
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.

  • DB077188

And Then There Were None
Christie, Agatha

  • DB011077

Anne of Green Gables
Montgomery, Lucy Maud

  • DB056114
  • DB050475

Atlas Shrugged
Rand, Ayn

  • DB051074
  • DB010370

Beloved
Morrison, Toni

  • DB026026

Bless Me, Ultima  - (Spanish) Bendiceme, Ultima

Anaya, Rudolfo

  • DB050981

The Book Thief
Zusak, Markus

  • DB062431
  • DB067987 La Ladrona de Libros (Spanish - The Book Thief)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Spanish) - La Breve y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao
Díaz, Junot

  • DB067964

The Call of the Wild
London, Jack.

  • DB04948

Catch-22: a novel
Heller, Joseph.

  • DB018132
  • DB048063

The Catcher in the Rye
Salinger, J. D.

  • DB047480
  • DB012335

Charlotte's Web
White, E. B.

  • DB008723
  • DB007107
  • DB074950
  • DB046839 (Spanish - La Telarana de Carlota)
  • DB061062

Complete Chronicles of Narnia, The
Lewis, C. S.

  • DB050083

The Clan of the Cave Bear
Auel, Jean M.

  • DB052680
  • DB015791
  • DB054959 Spanish - El Clan del Oso Cavernario

The Coldest Winter Ever
Souljah, Sistah

  • DB057412

The Color Purple
Walker, Alice

  • DB058842
  • DB018576

The Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre.

  • DB056946
  • DB011299
  • DB072960 Spanish - El Conde de Montecristo

Crime and Punishment
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

  • DB021783
  • DB050147

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Haddon, Mark.

  • DB056893

The Da Vinci Code
Brown, Dan

  • DB055735
  • DB058957 Spanish - El Codigo Da Vinci

Don Quixote
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.

  • DB024290
  • DB060979 Spanish - Don Quijote de la Mancha
  • DB012793 Spanish - Don Quijote de la Mancha

Doña Bárbára
Gallegos, Rómulo

  • DB026423 Spanish - Doña Bárbára

Dune
Herbert, Frank

  • DB044126

Fifty Shades of Grey (Series)
James, E.L.

  • DB081922 Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
  • DB074504 Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed
  • DB089821 Darker Fifty Shades Darker as told by Christian
  • DB076962 Fifty Shades Darker - Spanish Cincuenta Sombras Mas Oscuras
  • DB076964 Fifty Shades Freed - Spanish Cincuenta Sombras Liberadas
  • DB074993 Fifty Shades of Grey - Spanish Cincuenta Sombras de Grey
  • DB081952 Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian - Spanish Cincuenta Sombras de Grey Contada por Christian

Flowers in the Attic
Andrews, V.C.

  • DB036176

Foundation (Series)
Asimov, Isaac

  • DB010365 Foundation
  • DB023942 Foundation and Earth
  • DB018682 Foundation's Edge
  • DB080139 Foundation; Foundation and Empire; Second Foundation
  • DB010610 Second Foundation
  • DB027002 Prelude to Foundation
  • DB035904 Forward the Foundation
  • DB053874 Foundation's Fear

Frankenstein
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

  • DB025835
  • DB025706

Game of Thrones (Series)
Martin, George R.R.

  • DB080183 The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
  • DB045742 A Game of Thrones
  • DB049913 A Clash of Kings
  • DB080992 Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire I - Spanish Juego de Tronos: Cancion de Hielo y Fuego I

Ghost
Reynolds, Jason

  • DB085921

Gilead
Robinson, Marilynne

  • DB059561

The Giver
Lowry, Lois

  • DB037689

The Godfather
Puzo, Mario

  • DB025677

Gone Girl
Flynn, Gillian

  • DB074888

Gone with the Wind
Mitchell, Margaret

  • DB007069

The Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck, John

  • DB068308

Great Expectations
Dickens, Charles

  • DB053991
  • DB011454

The Great Gatsby
Fitzgerald, F. Scott

  • DB055714
  • DB016147

Gulliver's Travels
Swift, Jonathan

  • DB023150

The Handmaid's Tale
Atwood, Margaret

  • DB024695

Harry Potter (Series)
Rowling, J.K.

  • DB064495 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • DB048772 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • DB060262 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • DB068968 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Spanish Harry Potter y las Reliquias de la Muerte
  • DB056062 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • DB047260 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • DB061014 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Spanish  Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe
  • DB050228 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • DB058958 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Spanish Harry Potter y la Orden del Fenix
  • DB050989 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Spanish Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta
  • DB048437 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • DB050990 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Spanish Harry Potter y el Prisionero de Azkaban
  • DB052975 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Spanish Harry Potter y el Cáliz de Fuego
  • DB050988 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Spanish Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal

Hatchet
Paulsen, Gary

  • DB030535

Heart of Darkness
Conrad, Joseph

  • DB012613

The Help
Stockett, Kathryn

  • DB068889

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Adams, Douglas

  • DB018339

The Hunger Games (Series)
Collins, Suzanne

  • DB068384 The Hunger Games, Book 1
  • DB069689 Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2
  • DB071734 Mockingjay, Hunger Games, Book 3
  • DB074957 The Hunger Games, Book 1 - Spanish Los Juegos del Hambre
  • DB074971 Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2 - Spanish En Llamas
  • DB074983 Mockingjay, Hunger Games, Book 3 - Spanish Sinsajo

The Hunt for Red October
Clancy, Tom

  • DB021513

*The Intuitionist
Whitehead, Colson

  • Not available at this time

Invisible Man
Ellison, Ralph

  • DB009600
  • DB056346

Jane Eyre
Brontë, Charlotte

  • DB010886
  • DB047868

The Joy Luck Club
Tan, Amy

  • DB029021
  • DB065996 - Spanish El Club de la Buena Estrella

Jurassic Park
Crichton, Michael

  • DB032018

Left Behind (Series)
LaHaye, Tim F. / Jerry B. Jenkins

  • DB060479 The Rising
  • DB062712 The Regime
  • DB062790 The Rapture
  • DB047462 Left Behind
  • DB047463 Tribulation Force
  • DB047464 Nicolae
  • DB047465 Soul Harvest
  • DB048151 Apollyon
  • DB048819 Assassins
  • DB050275 The Indwelling
  • DB051272 The Mark
  • DB053137 Desecration
  • DB054460 The Remnant
  • DB055878 Armageddon
  • DB057944 Glorious Appearing
  • DB064646 Kingdom Come

The Little Prince
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de.

  • DB044071

Little Women
Alcott, Louisa May

  • DB018128
  • DB058830
  • DB076966 - Spanish Mujercitas

Lonesome Dove
McMurtry, Larry

  • DB022959

Looking For Alaska
Green, John

  • DB061873

The Lord of the Rings (Series)
Tolkien, J.R.R.

  • DB061051 The Hobbit
  • DB048978
  • DB011497
  • DB010975 The Fellowship of the Ring
  • DB047486
  • DB010976 The Two Towers
  • DB047487
  • DB010977 The Return of the King
  • DB047488
  • DB061051 The Hobbit - Spanish El Hobbit
  • DB060980 The Fellowship of the Ring - Spanish La Comunidad del Anillo: El Senor de los Anillos

The Lovely Bones
Sebolt, Alice

  • DB054698

The Martian
Weir, Andy

  • DB078389

Memoirs of a Geisha
Golden, Arthur

  • DB045008

*Mind Invaders
Hunt, David

  • Not available at this time

Moby Dick
Melville, Herman

  • DB047779
  • DB034184
  • DB038812 - Spanish Moby Dick, O la Ballena Blanca

The Notebook
Sparks, Nicholas

  • DB043180

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Marqeuz, Gabriel Garcia

  • DB059490
  • DB060988 - Spanish Cien Anos de Soledad

Outlander (Series)
Gabaldon, Diana

  • DB036535 Outlander
  • DB036536 Dragonfly in Amber
  • DB038591 Voyager
  • DB043320 Drums of Autumn
  • DB053366 The Fiery Cross
  • DB061201 A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • DB070073 An Echo in the Bone
  • DB079331 Written in My Own Heart's Blood

The Outsiders
Hinton, S.E.

  • DB022433

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilde, Oscar

  • DB011341
  • DB056794

The Pilgrim's Progress
Bunyan, John

  • DB010053

The Pillars of the Earth
Follett, Ken

  • DB030999
  • DB070968 - Spanish Los Pilares de la Tierra

    Pride and Prejudice
    Austen, Jane

    • DB050549
    • DB020513
    • DB070966 - Spanish Orgullo y Prejuicio

    Ready Player One
    Cline, Ernest

    • DB073772

    Rebecca
    du Maurier, Daphne

    • DB048914
    • DB011106

    The Shack
    Young, William P.

    • DB067237
    • DB067982 - Spanish La Cabana

    Siddhartha
    Hesse, Hermann

    • DB016148
    • DB052190

    The Sirens of Titan
    Vonnegut, Kurt

    • DB015759

    The Stand
    King, Stephen

    • B056081
    • DB012942

    The Sun Also Rises
    Hemingway, Ernest

    • DB034114

    Swan Song
    McCammon, Robert

    • DB026498

    Tales of the City
    Maupin, Armistead

    • DB039531

    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    Hurston, Zora Neale

    • DB035745

    Things Fall Apart
    Achebe, Chinua

    • DB047510

    This Present Darkness
    Peretti, Frank E.

    • DB029252

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Lee, Harper

    • DB009110
    • DB036414
    • DB077672
    • DB072989 - (Spanish) Matar un Ruisenor (To Kill a Mockingbird)

    The Twilight Saga (Series)
    Meyer, Stephenie

    • DB062066 Twilight Saga, Book 1
    • DB064367 New Moon, Book 2
    • DB065812 Eclipse, Book 3
    • DB067970 (Spanish) Crepusculo: Un Amor Peligroso (Twilight)
    • DB067971 (Spanish) Luna Nueva (New Moon)
    • DB067972 (Spanish) Eclipse

    War and Peace
    Tolstoy, Leo

    • DB026275
    • DB067136

    Watchers
    Koontz, Dean

    • DB025982

    The Wheel of Time (Series)
    Jordan, Robert and Brandon Sanderson

    • DB057628 New Spring
    • DB034701 The Eye of the World
    • DB034702 The Great Hunt
    • DB034703 The Dragon Reborn
    • DB036984 The Shadow Rising
    • DB037569 The Fires of Heaven
    • DB039661 Lord of Chaos
    • DB055506 A Crown of Swords
    • DB047082 The Path of Daggers
    • DB051203 Winter's Heart
    • DB055506 Crossroads of Twilight
    • DB062078 Knife of Dreams
    • DB070020 The Gathering Storm
    • DB071926 Towers of Midnight
    • DB076085 A Memory of Light

    Where the Red Fern Grows
    Rawls, Wilson

    • DB032449

    White Teeth
    Smith, Zadie

    • DB050261

    Wuthering Heights
    Brontë, Emily

    • DB025178

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