The City of Athens is home to 2 public libraries.

The Athens-Limestone Public Library

The Athens-Limestone Public Library offers many services and programs as well as facilities for rent. For more information, visit the Athens-Limestone Public Library Website.

603 S Jefferson Street
Athens, AL 35611

Phone: 256-232-1233

Library Hours:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Houston Memorial Library & Museum

Located at:
101 N Houston Street
Athens, AL 35611

SUMMER HOURS starting Saturday, June 1:

  • Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Friday - Closed
  • First Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Antiques mingle with new book releases to create an inviting atmosphere for both book lovers and historians.  We have genres for all ages. The Governor's home displays Athens and Limestone County history while maintaining a fully functioning lending library.  We invite you to stop by for a visit.  Call 256-233-8770 for any questions. 

Athens-Limestone Public Library Entrance
Houston Library grand entrance