AUGUSTA, GA— All Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) branches continue to operate in phase three of the reopening process. Beginning Saturday, May 1, the new operational hours listed below will be effective for all six ARCPLS branches beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Headquarters Library Monday – Thursday 9:00 am-6:30 pm; Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm; Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Close on Sundays
Appleby Branch Library Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Diamond Lakes and Friedman Libraries - Monday 9:00 am-6:30 pm; Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm; Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Maxwell Branch Library - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am-5:30 pm; Thursday 9:00 am-6:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Wallace Branch Monday- Thursday 9:00 am-5:30 pm; Friday -12:00 pm-5:30 pm and Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
The library will end the quarantining of library materials on May 1, 2021 as well.
Headquarters Branch will remain closed on Sundays until further notice. Computer times have been extended to 1-hour sessions for computer use and browsing. Patrons are able to browse all areas of our six library branches. Patrons will be able to check out materials from all library branches. Branches will continue to have COVID-19 safety measures in place. We have less computers and limited lounge seating in all of our branches. Programming will still not take place in any of our library locations. Our staff will be equipped with masks and gloves, sneeze guards at the circulation counters, hand sanitizer, and maintaining social distancing practices.
If you are a patron entering any of our ARCPLS locations, you are required to wear a mask. This will be in effect until further notice.
All library branches will still be offering curbside pickup services during phase two. 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 Saturday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. All of our book drops are currently open if you want to return materials. There are measures we must take to ensure our staff is safe. For more information on library hours call 706-821-2600.