If you are a resident of the City of Athens or Limestone County, you are entitled to a free library card to access the cardholder privileges and materials of the Athens-Limestone County Public Library.
Stop by the library circulation desk for an application or click here to download, complete & print the form. When submitting your form in person, bring and show your photo ID and proof of current address (if your ID does not reflect it). Proof of current address can be any official document with your name and address listed, such as a utility bill, car registration, rental agreement, etc. If you have no proof of current residence, you can get a library card, although you will be limited to checking out two items at a time until we can see proof of current residence.
Patrons must report lost or stolen library cards and remain responsible for all transactions made with their cards until we are notified. Materials checked out on your card remain your (or a parent’s or guardian’s) responsibility until the items are returned to the library.
Replacement cards cost $3.
All new patron accounts have a check-out limit of two items, with full privileges granted when these two items are returned. Click here to read more about our loan policies.
People who do not meet the residency requirement to receive a free card may purchase individual non-resident cards for a non-refundable fee of $20 per year. Non-resident cards have a per-check-out limit of 5 digital items and 25 physical items, excluding DVDs and books on CD, with these media types each limited to five.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.