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Hart County Library

Hart County Library, 150 Benson Street, Hartwell, GA 30643
Phone: 706-376-4655 Fax: 706-376-1157
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Founded in 1938, Hart County Library is a charter member of the Georgia PINES Library network. The Georgia Library Public Information Network for Electronic Services, or PINES, is Georgia's public library automation and lending network for 284 libraries. PINES is an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the University System of Georgia. It is the public library automation and lending network for 284 libraries and affiliated service outlets in 53 library systems covering 143 counties (53 of the 63 library systems in Georgia).

The PINES network creates a statewide "borderless library" that helps to eliminate geographic and socio-economic barriers and provides equal access to information for all Georgians. Georgians with a PINES library card have access to materials beyond what is available on their local shelves and enjoy the benefits of a shared collection - over 10 million items - that can be delivered to their home library with no charge to the library user, contributing to a more educated Georgia through lifelong learning.

Hart County Library also provides access to GALILEO - GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. A web-based virtual library, GALILEO provides access to numerous informational resources – over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals – to over 2000 institutions. More than 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

Hart County Library offers Public Internet Access, a copier and fax machine, programs for children and adults, story times, and Meeting Rooms. We have the Anderson Independent, Athens Daily News, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. We have one weekly newspaper, The Hartwell Sun from 1877 to the present, in paper format and on microfilm.

Hart County Library was awarded the title of Georgia Public Library of the Year for 2016 by the Georgia Public Library Service, recognizing that this library staff best exemplifies the qualities needed to positively impact the lives of residents in the communities it serves. The library has received official commendations for their award from the State House of Representatives, the Governor of Georgia, and from the United States Congress.
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Library News : Thanksgiving holiday closing
Posted by rsanders on 2020/11/20 12:00:00 (19 reads)

Hart County Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We'll re-open for our regular (limited schedule) hours on Monday, November 30th. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Library News : Operating hours for the Friends of the Library bookstore in November
Posted by rsanders on 2020/11/3 16:00:00 (46 reads)

From the Friends of the Hart County Library: Visit our bookstore downstairs at the library in November. We will be open from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on November 4, 6, 9, 11, 16, 18, 20, 25, and 30.

Library News : From the Friends of the Hart County Library
Posted by rsanders on 2020/10/27 14:13:33 (39 reads)

From your Friends of the Hart County Library: November 1 is National Author's Day so celebrate your favorite author with a visit to the Friends of the Library Bookstore, located on the bottom level of the library. The $5/bag book sale will continue through the end of the year so it is a good time to stock up on books by your favorite author. The bookstore will be open from 11 to 1 on November 4, 6, 9, 11, 16, 18, 20, 25 and 30. At this time, we are not accepting book donations to the bookstore.

The Wine, Cheese, and Jazz annual fundraiser for 2021 has been postponed. When it is safe to reschedule the event, we will let you know so watch for the news.

Library News : Early voting at the library!
Posted by rsanders on 2020/10/12 15:30:00 (192 reads)

REMINDER: The downstairs meeting room at the Hart County Library will be an early voting site through October 30th. Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. VOTE!

Library News : E-content update
Posted by rsanders on 2020/9/24 11:00:00 (86 reads)

UPDATE: Please note that there has been some shifting of ownership among digital content companies and RBdigital (our current vendor of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks) will soon have their content available in the Libby app. We'll keep you posted with details.

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