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Athens-Clarke County Library & Heritage Room

The Athens Clarke County Library offers extensive holdings, a Heritage research room, and wide range of programming, from workshops to live music to movie screenings.

LIBRARY HOURS:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Heritage Room

The Heritage Room provides extensive history and genealogy resources from the Athens area, the state of Georgia, and the Southeastern United States. Features in their new greatly expanded space, include local history displays and a new ScanPro 2000. They are happy to help you with your research!

Among the Heritage Room resources:

  • All Athens newspapers on Microfilm
  • Newspaper Abstract books
  • Athens-Clarke County Local History collection
  • Civil War Reference Sets, including Rosters and Pension Index
  • Clarke County Deeds & Mortgages (and their Indexes) on Microfilm
  • Athens City Directories (some gaps; some on Microfilm only)
  • Athens-Clarke County Yearbooks § General genealogy resources
  • Family name histories
  • Georgia City Directories on Microfilm
  • University of Georgia Pandoras, 1930-1993 (some gaps)
  • Passenger List and immigration resources
  • Clarke County Wills & Estate Records on Microfilm
  • Clarke County Marriage Records on Microfilm
  • Native American genealogy resources
  • Revolutionary War Indexes and Pension Files
  • General Civil War history
  • State and some County resources for New England, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and, of course, Georgia

HERITAGE ROOM HOURS:

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Heritage Room's blog, This Day in Athens, provides fascinating tidbits of information; check it out!

The Library Store

The Library Store has moved to a new location, near the front entrance of the building.They offers a selection of books, children's games and activities. Geodes, collectible stones, and puzzles are best sellers. A great gift idea is a collection of decorative magnets made from Jinja Fair Trade. These magnets are made by people in a Kenyan village for sale worldwide with  proceeds benefitting their health clinic.

Due to popular demand, the Library Store has added several local Athens-made products including:

  • Bookmarks, notecards  and prints of original oil paintings by S. V. Bricka,
  • Ruffle scarves  hand-knit by Priscilla Golley,
  • Silk scarves  hand-painted by Lorna Messing,
  • Athens postcards,  journals and prints from Double-Dutch Press,
  • Hand-made journals by  Rachel Parham, and
  • Whimsical monster  purses by Clara Mongoose.

THE LIBRARY STORE HOURS:

Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Haunted Georgia

    From: October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014
From Sherman's notorious march to Confederate General James Longstreet's continued inhabitance of his postwar home, Georgia is haunted by many of tho... View Details

One Spooky Night

    From: October 27, 2014 - October 27, 2014
Who says Halloween is only at the end of the month? On Monday, Oct. 27, join the Athens-Clarke County Library for "One Spooky Night" with a... View Details

Salem Murder Discussion with Author Mary Anne Abbe

    From: October 28, 2014 - October 28, 2014
Join author and researcher Mary Anne Abbe on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library for her presentation “Murder in... View Details

An Evening of Spooky Stories

    From: October 30, 2014 - October 30, 2014
While the employees of the Athens Regional Library System are usually friendly and helpful, visit the Athens-Clarke County Library for a look at thei... View Details

Celebrate the Day of the Dead

    From: November 01, 2014 - November 01, 2014
Celebrate the Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos," with the Athens-Clarke County Library. The Children's Department will host a celebr... View Details

Live! at the Library with the Classic V Brass Quintet

    From: November 02, 2014 - November 02, 2014
Usher in November with the Classic V Brass Quintet as they perform at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, November 2. The band, whose instrum... View Details