• Locations Closed

    Locations Closed

    Headquarters is closed through Wednesday, January 20.

    Maxwell is closed through Sunday, January 24.

    The other 4 branch locations will remain open for curbside pick-up services only during this time.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    All Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System locations are closed Monday, January 8 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Curbside Pick-up Services

    Curbside Pick-up Services

    Patrons may place holds on materials for pickup online, through their PINES account, or by phone. Library staff will call to let you know whenitems are available and schedule a pickup time. Please give staff 24 - 48 hours to get materials prepared.

    Pickup times will be Monday - Saturday between 10:30 AM and
    4:30 PM.
  • We want to hear your story!

    We want to hear your story!

    For everyone who visits the library, there is always a story about what the library means to them. We want to hear those stories from you. Tell us your library story and enter a chance to win a $50 gift card.
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  • Winter Reading Challenge!

    Winter Reading Challenge!

    Join the 2021 “Books Like Us” Winter Reading Challenge with the Augusta Library. We challenge our patrons to read at least 10 books or magazines during the month of January and keep track of their reading online at our Beanstack website. Registration for this challenge is now open. Happy Reading!

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  • Join Our Mailing List!

    Join Our Mailing List!

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, learn about library resources
    and virtual programs you can participate in from home!
    Join our new Augusta Library Mailing List!

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    Through generous support from the Knox Foundation and the Friends of the Augusta Library, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System is happy to announce that a portion of Augusta’s longtime evening newspaper, the Augusta Herald has been digitized and is now freely accessible in the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive, a project of the Digital Library of Georgia.
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  • ARCPLS Georgia Heritage RoomCOVID-19 Community Documentation Project

    ARCPLS Georgia Heritage Room
    COVID-19 Community Documentation Project

    We are living through a historic moment, and the Georgia Heritage
    Room of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System wants
    to preserve this momentous event for our community’s historical record. Click the Read More button to see how you can help.
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  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ancestry Library Edition will be
    accessible from home as long as libraries remain closed to the public.

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  • RBDigital is Retiring!

    RBDigital is Retiring!

    Find out more about our new app (Libby) by clicking below.

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  • Food Stamps Guide

    Food Stamps Guide

    Click below for a useful step-by-step Georgia Food Stamps Application guide.

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  • Access PINES From Your Phone!

    Access PINES From Your Phone!

    Want to keep track of your checkouts, holds, & fines?
    The PINES app allows you to renew books, view currently checked out items, place books and movies on hold, and much more!
    Download today!
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  • Historic Augusta Chronicle Now Digital

    Historic Augusta Chronicle Now Digital

    Historic Augusta Chronicle Now Accessible Through Digital Library of GeorgiaCall for more details: 706-826-1511
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  • eReadKids


    Check out free ebooks and audiobooks for kids in pre-K to 4th grade with eRead Kids. All you need is your public library card and PIN/password.

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  • Augusta Chinese-AmericanOral History Project

    Augusta Chinese-American
    Oral History Project

    Now available through Digital Library of Georgia

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  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    1000 Books Before Kindergarten

    You are about to embark on a fantastic, life-long journey with your child!
    Read More
  • Practice Tests Available Online

    Practice Tests Available Online

    Click "Read More" below to learn more
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Upcoming Events

  • Storytime for all ages!
    Location: Online
    Time: 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    See more details

  • Virtual Game Night
    Location: Online
    Time: 5:30 PM-6:30 PM
    See more details

  • Maxwell Library: Virtual Story Time
    Location: Online
    Time: 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
    See more details

More events...

2 hours ago

Let's play BOGGLISH! Write the words you find in the grid that are four letters or longer in the comments. Letters must be connected horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and make an English word. ... See more

1 day ago

Looking for something fun to make with the family tonight? Try this easy berry blast smoothie recipe for Thirsty Thursday! If you are looking for more fun recipes to make with the family, you should ... See more

1 day ago
Children's Department - Augusta Public Library

Today we're making 3D rainbows!

2 days ago

All Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) locations will be closed to the public on Monday, January 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. All library branches, ... See more