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. Library staff remain on the job serving our communities virtually.  Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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Curbside holds pickup and book drop hours

We’re now offering curbside holds pick-upcurbside pickup at our libraries! Place holds on items using our online catalog or through the PINES app. We’ll let you know when your items are ready for pickup. Pickup hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Need help? Try our Reference Chat or call your local library branch. Our libraries’ book drops are also open for returning checked out items. Book drop hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please return items only during the posted hours. Returned items will be held for 10 days before being checked in. Don’t worry! We’re not charging fines at this time. Please note, libraries are not accepting donations of materials at this time.

How You Can Help

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A collection of original, hand-painted pottery plates is on permanent display in the Library to honor donors who give $5,000 or more to the Athens-Clarke County Library Endowment Fund, Inc. Each plate represents one of six benefits of library usage: knowledge, pleasure, adventure, enrichment, liberation and awareness.

To make a donation please click on the link below to open and print the Endowment Fund Pledge Card.

Endowment Fund Pledge Card

Fill out the Pledge Card and mail it with your check, payable to the Athens-Clarke County Endowment Fund, to:

Athens-Clarke County Library Endowment Fund
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606

Tax dollars make a good library; gifts make a great library.

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