AUGUSTA, GA— All Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) branches will be moving to phase four of the reopening process beginning Saturday, August 21, 2021. Currently, the Friedman Branch Library is closed for renovations and will move to phase four once reopened. Branch hours are listed as the following:
Headquarters- Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm Friday 9:00am-5:30pm, Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm
Appleby- Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm, Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday-Closed
Diamond Lakes and Friedman- Monday & Wednesday 9:00am-7:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm, Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday-Closed
Maxwell Branch Tuesday and Thursday 9 am-7 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am-5:30 pm, Saturday, 11 am-4 pm, Sunday-Closed
Wallace- Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm, Friday 12:00 noon-5:30pm, Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday-Closed
Effective September 1, 2021, the auditorium and meeting rooms will be available for reservations. This includes all open branch locations. Patrons will be able to browse all areas of the open branches and check out materials. There will be a one-hour time limit for patrons using computers. We have fewer computers and limited seating in our branches. In-person programming is taking place in all open branch locations. If you are a patron entering any of our ARCPLS locations, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask.
All library branches will still be offering curbside pickup services during phase four. Patrons may place holds on materials for pickup online through their PINES account or by calling the library branch of their choice. Library staff will call you to let you know when your items are available and schedule a curbside pickup time. We ask that you give our library staff 24 to 48 hours to get your materials prepared. Pickup times will be Monday through Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. All of our book drops are currently open if you want to return materials. We ask that you be patient with our staff during this time as there will be a 3-day delay when checking in materials.