Our programs include many longtime favorites created for specific ages and interest groups, and we’re constantly drumming up new ones. Services include a wide range of access to and assistance with resources at the library, such as classes in our computer lab, quiet study spaces, and even test-taking with a proctor. Click the links below for details on our programs.
From researching your family’s history to retiring a worn flag, we have a wide range of resources to help. Click the services list to find more information.
The library offers free internet usage and access to Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) and other common apps.
To access the computers, you must have either a library card or a guest pass from the circulation desk. To receive a guest pass, you must show a government-issued picture ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) Click here if you’re interested in getting a library card.
Check out our Calendar for classes!
If you want more information or to register to attend a class, call us at 256-232-1233.
The library has five study rooms with seating for two to four people available on a first-come-first-served basis. However, you may reserve a space for a small fee.
The library offers free Wi-Fi for your laptop or mobile device; no library card or guest pass is needed. Ask for the password at the library!
The Library offers fax services, both sending and receiving. The cost is $2.00 for the first page and $1.50 for each additional page. Talk to library staff for assistance with fax services. Our fax number is 256-232-1250.
Please read our complete Computer Use Policy here.
The Athens-Limestone County Public Library offers notary public services at $3 per document notarized.
To make the notary transaction as efficient as possible, bring all required documentation, identification, involved parties, and witnesses to the appointment. Do not sign documents in advance, as the notary must witness all signatures.
Notary services are generally available during the following days and times. We encourage you to call ahead at 256-232-1233 to ensure availability or to schedule an appointment.
Library staff will proctor tests and exams by advance appointment for cardholders in good standing. Testing times are available during open library hours only and as staffing permits. Please call the library at 256-232-1233 to schedule a date and time. Fees must be paid when the appointment is scheduled, and the fee structure is detailed below.
Exams that require only ID checks, test returns, and minimal supervision. Staff Proctor fee: $20 for the first hour plus $10 for each additional hour. Degreed Proctor (when proctor must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher) fee: $30 for the first hour plus $15 for each additional hour.
Exams that involve monitoring time limits, more than minimal supervision, or additional tasks on the part of the proctor.
Standard fees (above) plus a surcharge of $5 to $15 per hour, depending on the work involved.
Have a flag that’s getting worn? Please 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.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.