Acting on advice from public health officials and the need to protect our community, the Athenæum is closed until further notice.
All scheduled spring programs have been suspended. We will reopen the library as soon as it is safe to do so. While the library is physically closed, we continue to serve our members and community! Make sure to sign up for our weekly enews for a list of recommendations and updates.
Thank you so much for your understanding. Now, more than ever, we are so grateful to have you as part of our community.
HOW YOU CAN STILL USE THE LIBRARY
Hoopla is basically Netflix for libraries, but with more stuff! They’ve got ebooks, TV shows, music, movies, and a fantastic collection of audiobooks – all of which can be streamed to your phone, computer, or smartTV. We’ve doubled the check-out limit during this time to 12 items per month, so make sure to explore the service! Members, you’ll need your Ath library ID number to set up your account. Just reply to this email if you’d like us to email it to you. (Anglophiles, they’ve got a bunch of British TV shows not on many other streaming platforms!)
More instructions on how to set up your account here.
Although our upcoming events are temporarily suspended, you can still enjoy Athenæum programs at home. Visit our Soundcloud page for recordings of past salons. They’re perfect to listen to as you take a walk in this wonderful sunshine. Need a recommendation? Try one of these popular recordings!
During the library’s close, all fines are waived and due dates are extended until we reopen. Members do not need to return items for the time being.