Athens-Clarke County Library

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2025 Baxter St
Athens, GA 30606
706-613-3650

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HOURS:

Computer Use Services (How-to
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (by appointment)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (No appointment necessary)
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (No appointment necessary)

Curbside Services (How-to)
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Grab and Go Services (How-to)
Monday - Thursday: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Heritage Room (How-to)
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Telephone Hours
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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. For more information about the libraries' phased re-entry plans, please click here  

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Message from the Director

message from the directorUPDATED February 1 2021

Dear Library User,
Our libraries remain in phase 5 of our re-entry process.  This is the last phase before we open the libraries our normal hours.  While we believe we will remain in this phase through the summer of 2021, the library and our Boards of Trustees continue to seek opportunities to help our residents through this difficult time in all our lives. I am pleased to share with you four projects the library will be rolling out over the next few months. Please read the full Message from the Director here.

Make a difference in your community with a library career!

we're hiringHave you ever thought about working at the library? It’s a great way to serve your community in a fulfilling career. We have 11 locations in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties and offer a range of full-time and part-time positions in a safe, creative and fun environment. Check our employment opportunities page to learn about current job openings in the Athens Regional Library System. 

¿Has pensado alguna vez en trabajar en la biblioteca?  Sería una gran manera de tener una carrera gratíficante y servir a tu comunidad! Tenemos 11 sucursales en  los condados de Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee y Oglethorpe y ofrecemos una gran variedad de trabajos a tiempo completo y tiempo-parcial en un ambiente seguro, divertido, y creativo.  Al momento tenemos un trabajo a tiempo completo y un trabajo a tiempo parcial en la biblioteca de Pinewoods, nuestra sucursal bilingue. Chequea nuestra página de ofertas de empleo y descubre los trabajos que ofrecemos en Athens Regional Library System.

Get homework help and more with tutor.com

tutor.comThe library now offers free online tutoring through tutor.com. Library card holders can log on for free one-on-one help with a live tutor for homework help, test prep assistance, cover letter or resume review and more! Tutors will be available seven days a week, 2-9 p.m.
Watch this brief introductory video to learn more https://youtu.be/T9sSAkC4JQ8 and sign up for a free webinar to learn how you can get the most out of tutor.com!

Happy Library Lovers Month! 

library loversFebruary is Library Lovers Month. We love our patrons and our communities, and there are many ways to show your library love, too! Use your library -- check out items in person, take part in a virtual event or online class, and explore our digital resources online. Befriend your library by joining your library's Friends of the Library and following your library on social media. 
 
Send your library a virtual Valentine! Drop us a line or send us a photo or drawing here. We'll share your Valentines online and at our libraries all month long!

Celebrate Black History Month at the library

BHM flyerOur libraries are proud to celebrate Black History Month. The 2021 theme from ASALH (the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. The family offers a rich tapestry of images for exploring the African American past and present.

Throughout February, Athens Regional Library System branches will host displays and virtual events as well as share resources about African American achievements and contributions to the world. Visit our virtual events calendar to see our programs for all ages. Stop by your local library branch to view displays and check out materials. Finally, we invite you to explore our updated Resources to Promote Equity page where you'll find vetted resources for children, teens and adults.

La Biblioteca de Pinewoods anuncia nuevas horas de servicio en la acera (In English)

Pinewoods Library announces Curbside Service
La Biblioteca de Pinewoods, localizada en 1465 Highway 29 North Lot F-12, anuncia sus nuevas horas de servicio en la acera de lunes a jueves entre 12 pm y  4pm.  Pueden reservar materiales a través de la página web, usando el móvil app de PINES, o llamando al 706-613-3708, y luego pueden visitar la biblioteca para recoger sus materiales durante nuestras horas de servicio en la acera. Tenemos kits de destrezas manuales para niños y adolescentes disponibles durante nuestras horas de servicio.

libby & overdriveDigital magazines now available through OverDrive & Libby

Now you can use just one app to check out e-books, e-audiobooks and our digital magazines from our website! The library's digital magazine collection is now accessed with OverDrive and the Libby app. Visit https://gadd.overdrive.com/ to explore the collection and get started. Here's a link to a video tutorial for additional help. ("video tutorial" should be the hyperlink that goes to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/athenslibrary/course/1451

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 resumed on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Please note, our libraries are not accepting donations for the time being.

Computers: Need to use a computer? Stop in during Grab and Go hours to use a computer with no appointment needed! One-hour appointments are available during curbside service hours at select branches. Reserve your one-hour session by calling your local branch library. 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. For more information, 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.

eBooks & More

reading on the porchWe're still here for you! Our libraries are adapting to meet your reading needs. We are expanding our digital eBook and e-audiobook collection by 80%, including many new releases and in-demand titles. We invite you to visit our online library at  http://athenslibrary.org/online-library to log in to RBDigital and browse our collection!

Don't forget... we also have a digital collection for younger readers through eRead Kids! Download books straight to your computer or mobile device. Keep calm and read on!

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