Heritage Room

Visit the Heritage Room to research genealogy, local & Georgia history, and more!

Heritage Room Hours

  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.


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Please call (706-613-3650 ext 350) or email the heritage staff (heritageroomref@athenslibrary.org) if you have any questions.

All Athens Regional Library System branches’ buildings remain closed to the public at this time. We now offer curbside holds pickup and are accepting returns in our book drops, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at most branches. Please contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. For more information about the libraries' phased re-entry plans, please click here

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Book Us! Scanning One-on-One

Wednesdays from 2:00-2:45 pm

Do you have family history documents you’d like to digitize? Are you getting together family photos and slides for a special event?  Get help digitizing these family heirlooms for lifelong preservation by registering for a Scanning One-on-One!

As the local history and genealogy arm of the Athens-Clarke County Library, the Heritage Room offers 45-minute personal sessions with a Heritage Room staff member in order to help you safely preserve your family history. This free program will have Library staff set aside time to spend with one person, working with select documents, photos, and slides for family history preservation.

To register for a 45-minute Scanning One-on-One, please visit the Events Calendar, click on the tutorial of your interest, and complete the registration form. You may also register by phone by calling (706) 613-3650 x352, or in person by visiting the Heritage Room during our regular hours of operation.

Please visit our Book Us! for a One-on-One FAQ page for more information.

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