Athens-Limestone Public Library

Athens-Limestone Public Library



  • The Library offers free internet usage and free access to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) along with other common apps.
  • To access the computers, you must have either a library card or obtain a guest pass from the circulation desk. To obtain a guest pass, you must show government-issued picture ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) Click here if you’re interested in getting a non-resident library card.
  • Computer usage is limited to 3 hours per day, unless computers aren’t full. If longer periods of time are needed for test taking, etc., please speak to staff beforehand so special arrangements may be made.
  • Printing costs .20¢/page for black & white and .50¢/page for color
  • Library computers do not have speakers. To hear sound, patrons must bring their own headphones, or ear buds can be purchased at the circulation desk for $1.00. Children’s computers have headphones available.
  • Library staff will offer computer assistance to patrons if needed. By library policy, they cannot complete online forms, medical forms, job applications, etc. for patrons. However, staff can provide assistance to get to necessary forms, etc.
  • Read our complete Computer Use Policy here.


  • The Library offers fax services, both sending and receiving. The cost is $2.00 for the first page (sent or received), and $1.50 for each additional page.
  • Talk to Library staff for assistance with fax services.
  • Our fax number is (256) 232-1250

Flag Disposal

  • Have a flag that’s getting worn? Place it in the flag retirement box outside the library. Boy Scout Troop 240 will collect it for reverent and dignified disposal by volunteers.
  • Our flag disposal box was designed, built, and installed by Guy Greenhaw as part of his Eagle Scout Project.

Outside Book and Media Drops

  • Our outside book and media drop boxes are available 24/7, located to the right of the library’s main entrance.
  • Please place all DVDs, audiobooks, etc. in the media drop. This keeps our DVDs safe from the weight of books!

Tours and Speakers

  • Tours of the Library are available for interested groups. Please see our Tour Request page to schedule a date and time.
  • Members of Library Staff are always available to speak about the Library to your group or organization. Please call 256-232-1233 to schedule a speaker.

Snack Room (Whimsy Tree Café)

  • Have a meal you want to eat at the library? Take it to our snack room, the Whimsy Tree Café. The Whimsy Tree Café also offers snack and drink machines and a cell phone charging station.

Study Rooms

  • The library has four study rooms with seating for 2-4 people available on a first-come-first-served basis, however, if you would like a guaranteed reservation, the rooms may be reserved for a small fee.
  • More information on study rooms and how to reserve one can be found here.

Wireless Internet

  • The library offers free wi-fi for your laptop or mobile device – no library card or guest pass needed. Ask for the password at the Library!

Laptop image by Free-Photos from Pixabay. Other photos taken by ALCPL staff.