Social Services are available at the Library!

We can assist with:

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  • Resource Navigation
  • SNAP / Food stamps
  • Medicaid / Medicare
  • Housing searches
  • Online Applications
  • Problem Solving
  • Health Resources

Set up an appointment with a social worker today! Call us at 706-613-3650 or drop by the Information Services desk on the second floor of the library. All assistance is free and available to the public!

Read our Trauma Informed Library Transformation: Toolkit.

Office hours

Monday 9:30am -5:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am -7:00pm
Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Why social services at the library?

Today’s libraries are not just collections of books but one of the last truly public spaces, community hubs that create space for community meetings, life-long learning, resource navigation, programing for all ages where everyone is welcome. Bringing social services to the library meets people where they are to support patrons experiencing difficulties and also supports the library and library staff.

The Athens-Clarke County Library program started in 2018 with a grant from IMLS in collaboration with the UGA School of Social Work to create the TILT program or Trauma Informed Library Transformation. Now ACCL has a full time social worker and MSW student interns in the fall and spring to better assist patrons with resource navigation and a wide variety of needs.

Community Collaborations!

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Tabling! Contact us if you are interested in tabling!

Support Us

Would you like to be a part of making your library even better? There are many ways you can help, from volunteering your time to joining the Friends of the Library to making a financial contribution.