Oglethorpe County Library

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Address

858 Athens Rd. (Hwy 78)
Lexington, Georgia 30648
706-743-8817

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 http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

We're Still Here for You! 


Our libraries are adapting to meet your reading needs. reading on the porchWe are expanding our digital eBook, e-Magazines, and e-audiobook collection by 80%, including many new eleases and in-demand titles. We invite you to visit our 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! eRead Kids, offered by Athens Regional Library System and Georgia Public Library Services, has nearly 15,000 ebooks and audiobooks for children from pre-k through fourth grade. Download books straight to your computer or mobile device. Don't have a library card? We've got you covered! Keep calm and read on!

virtual library cardNeed a Library Card to Use Our Online Resources? 

Sign up now for a digital-only library card and take advantage of everything on our website, including our downloadable collection of digital eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. It’s easy! Remember you must include your email address on the online form!

Virtual Storytime! virtual story timeCheck out our schedule for the amazing fun we have in store for you! Every day, Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Need to brighten up your morning? Join some of your favorite storytime folks from around the region right here on Facebook! We'll be live streaming from various locations with your favorite songs, rhymes and books! The more we get together...the happier we'll be! Check out the schedule as we share virtual storytimes from all of our regional library facebook pages.

A Message from the Director


Valerie Bell HeadshotOn behalf of the entire staff, Boards of Trustees, Friends of the Libraries, and volunteers of the Athens Regional Library System, I would like to thank our many concerned patrons and friends for your years of support to your library and your patience during this last difficult week.  Please read A Message from the Director for the full statement.  

Story Time

Group of young children sitting on the floor with an adult reading a book on the rightTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

All branches of the Athens Regional Library System will be temporarily closed to the public Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 29, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 10:30am

Join the library for Story Time where children will enjoy great books, silly songs, and exciting learning games. We encourage all toddlers and preschool-aged children to attend.

During this hour we will also enjoy music and making simple crafts. It's a wonderful time to meet new friends and learn about all the great resources the library has to offer.

Daycare, preschool, and home-school groups are always welcome.

Book Us! One-on-One Tech Q&A

A laptop, tablet, and headphonesSaturday, March 14, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Please join us for a computer class session on a topic of your choice! Register for one of three 30-minute one-on-one sessions where you can ask about how to use your mobile device or Windows laptop.

In these classes you can bring your own device, or you can use the library's computers.

Registration is required to attend. Click here to register, or call the library at 706-743-8817.

Virtual Storytime

Sesame Street eBooks

Sesame Street eBooks!

Read Sesame Street eBooks for free with your library card!

ABCmouse.com: Now available FREE at our library

GALILEO: Georgia's Virtual Library

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