For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

Does the library have WiFi?

All libraries in the Regional System provide free wireless Internet access. In compliance with the federal law(CIPA), all wireless Internet access in the Athens Regional Library System is filtered. 

If you are bringing in your own laptop and wish to use our wireless Internet connection, you will need:

  • A wireless network interface card, 802.11b or later
  • To configure your laptop to use a wireless connection (see your laptop manual for instructions on how to do this)
  • A charged battery. There are a limited number of electrical outlets available.
  • Compatible headphones if you plan to use audio files

Please note that Library staff cannot assist you with your laptop, card or configuration. The Library cannot accept the liability of handling your equipment.

If you are accessing wireless from the Athens-Clarke County Library: Please visit our Wireless webpage for more detailed information about connecting to our wi-fi.