Heritage Room

Facebook ButtonThe Heritage Room is the place to research genealogy, local Athens & Georgia history, and more! The Heritage Room is now open! We are open via appointment and drop in hours. All visits are for one hour only per day, as only 4 people can be in the Heritage Room at once. Schedule your research session in the Heritage Room by calling 706-613-3650 ext. 350 or emailing heritageroomref@athenslibrary.org.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm

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Please visit your library branch's website for the latest hours and services. Call us or contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time.    

Heritage Room announces drop in hours

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Starting Friday, October 23, 2020, the Heritage Room at the Athens-Clarke County Library will be available to visitors via appointment Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as well as drop in hours Tuesday-Thursday 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

All visits are for one hour only per day, as only 4 people can be in the Heritage Room at once. You’ll be able to visit the Heritage Room, use the collections, get assistance from staff, and utilize scanning equipment. 

If you are visiting during appointment hours a librarian will meet you at the front door of the library at your designated appointment time. 

Important information to know during your visit to the Heritage Room:

  • Unvented masks will be required in the building. 
  • Maintain distance of 6 feet from other people and follow all signage and instructions.
  • All visits are for one hour only per day, as only a limited number of people can be in the building at once. 
  • The collection will be closed for browsing, however staff will pull any items you may need for you. 
  • We will continue to offer virtual assistance via online video and phone. 
  • All of our events and programs will continue to be hosted online. 

We can’t wait to see you! 

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.

Heritage Room Research One-on-one Sessions

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Are you working on a research project or genealogy question? Need access to materials and support? Email heritageroomref@athenslibrary.org to request a 45 minute one-on-one research session. The Heritage Room staff will meet with you online via Google Meet to assist you with your research. Please call the Athens-Clarke County Library at 706-613-3650, ext. 350 to schedule your appointment. We are also able to scan and email documents/chapters from books and microfilm collections to you as well.


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