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  • Welcome to Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System!

    Welcome to
    Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System!

  • Fireworks on the Patio

    Fireworks on the Patio

    Enjoy dessert with a deluxe ice cream bar while viewing
    the downtown fireworks display from the 3rd floor terrace at our Headquarters Library! Rain or Shine.
    Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Augusta Library
    823 Telfair Street · Augusta, GA 30901 · 706-821-2600

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  • Wireless Printing

    Wireless Printing

    Print directly to one of our printers from your own computer, smartphone, or tablet from anywhere in the world.
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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!
    *Now also available on iOS
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  • Story Time

    Story Time

    All of our branches offer storytime. Click below to learn the specifics for each branch.
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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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  • Volunteers needed @ your library!

    Volunteers needed @ your library!

    Click the link below to learn how to volunteer today!
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  • Tiny Tots Time

    Tiny Tots Time

    Join us every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. for fun-filled stories, music, movement, fingerplays, and playtime for toddlers. For children ages 0-4 years old.

    Pre-register for groups of 6 or more by calling the children's department 706-821-2623.
  • Augusta Chinese-AmericanOral History Project

    Augusta Chinese-American
    Oral History Project

    Now available through Digital Library of Georgia

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  • Open Job Lab

    Open Job Lab

    Second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 AM

    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
  • Fabulous Fridays

    Fabulous Fridays

    This interactive program will use STEM based projects to motivate and inspire kids tolearn more about Science, Math and the Arts. Read More
  • Chess Club

    Chess Club

    1st Saturday of each month from 10:30am– 12pm
    HEADQUARTERS
    823 Telfair St.
    Augusta, GA 30901
    Required Registration: 706-821-2623
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  • Teen Clubs

    Teen Clubs

    Want to be apart of a community of people who share the same interests as you? The library offers clubs for teens. Click the link below and see if a club strikes your fancy.
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  • Unplug & Play

    Unplug & Play

    Third Wednesday of every month at 5 PM

    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
  • Movies

    Movies

    We offer the chance to watch films at our locations to give you a theater-like experience. Read More below to see where are latest events are being held.
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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!
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  • Classes at your Library

    Classes at your Library

    If you're willing to learn, then we're happy to teach.
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  • Get Free Audiobooks, Magazine, & Ebooks

    Get Free Audiobooks, Magazine, & Ebooks

    Access exclusive Recorded Books audiobook titles, as well as other popular eBooks. magazines, and audiobook titles that your library offers.
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  • LEGO Events

    LEGO Events

    Like creating? Check the link below to see where are latest Lego events are being held.
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  • Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services

    Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services

    We have free books for you!
    GLASS provides accessible reading materials to Georgians who, due to a disability, are unable to read standard print.
  • Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services

    Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services

    Accessibility Station Located in the GLASS office
    3rd Floor - Headquarters Library
  • GAME DAY!!!

    GAME DAY!!!

    Bring a Partner and Your “A” Game and Join Us Every 1st Saturday of Every Month As We Play Classic Games Such As UNO, Monopoly And More!

    WHERE: Friedman Branch Library
    1447 Jackson Rd Augusta, GA (706)-736-6758
    Time: 11-2pm
  • Practice Tests Available Online

    Practice Tests Available Online

    Click "Read More" below to learn more
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  • Storytime with Morris Museum

    Storytime with Morris Museum

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 10 AM
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required: 706-772-2432
  • Genealogy 1-on-1

    Genealogy 1-on-1

    From April through June the Georgia Heritage Room will offer free one hour sessions for library patrons interested in beginning their family history search. Please call 706-826-1511 to reserve an appointment. Read More
  • Chromatography

    Chromatography

    Steam Activity for Kids
    July 2nd, 2019 @10:30 a.m.
    Friedman Branch Library
    1447 Jackson Rd.
    Augusta, GA 30909
    Call the Library to Register: 706-736-6758
  •  YA Star JAR

    YA Star JAR

    Monday, July 8, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required: 706-772-2432
  • Storytime with Author, Tacardra Rountree

    Storytime with Author, Tacardra Rountree

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 @ 10 AM
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required: 706-772-2432
  • GLASS Presents Adult Craft Day

    GLASS Presents Adult Craft Day

    July 11th, 2019 @11:00 a.m.
    Friedman Branch Library
    1447 Jackson Rd.
    Augusta, GA 30909
    Call the Library to Register: 706-736-6758
  • Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Webcast

    Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Webcast

    Monday, July 15th @ 4:00-5:00PM
    Walk-ins Welcome!
    Friedman Branch Library
    1447 Jackson Road
    Augusta, GA 30909
  • YA Marble Magnets

    YA Marble Magnets

    Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 10:30 AM
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required: 706-772-2432
  • Music with Mr. Bill, Ms. Nancy and George-the-Guitar

    Music with Mr. Bill, Ms. Nancy and George-the-Guitar

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 10 AM
    Diamond Lakes Branch Library
    101 Diamond Lakes Way
    Hephzibah, GA 30815
    Registration required: 706-772-2432
  • Mistletoe State Park

    Mistletoe State Park

    July 23rd, 2019
    10:30 a.m.
    Friedman Branch Library
    Call the Library to Sign-Up: 706-736-6758
  • Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

    Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

    Monday — Wednesday, 11 am to 1 pm
    June 4 — July 26
    Mayor Hardie Davis invites children and youth under 18 to join! We’ll read (of course), enjoy fun activities, and eat lunch! Registration required for groups of 6 or more; call 706-821-2623 or email koerberc@arcpls.org
  • Summer Reading Program

    Summer Reading Program

    May 31—August 3
    Explore the universe of stories with us this summer—read books and earn prizes! Get started by registering for the Summer Reading Program online or at any ARCPLS branch. And check our events calendar for free summer fun @ your libraries! Read More
  • Audio Described Movie Series

    Audio Described Movie Series

    Headquarters Library at 2 pm
    April 13, July 13, September 14, November 9
    Listen to your favorite films at the Audio Described Movie Series presented by Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS). All films are 2018 releases! Read More
  • Chat with a Realtor

    Chat with a Realtor

    Every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month; 10AM-12PM
    Walk-ins welcome!
    Friedman Branch Library
    1447 Jackson Road
    Augusta, GA 30909
    706-736-6758
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Upcoming Events

06/26/2019
  • One-on-One Genealogy Help for Beginners *REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
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  • Augusta Tech Presents GED Classes at your library
    Location: Diamond Lakes
    Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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  • Make and Take Morning
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
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  • Children's Craft Class
    Location: Wallace
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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  • Tiny Tot Story Time
    Location: Headquarters
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
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