About Us

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Athens County Public Libraries (ACPL) is a network of seven library buildings. Administrative offices and central processing facilities are located at the Nelsonville Public Library, the main branch. The system began in 1935 as an extension service of the Nelsonville school district. Our director is Nick Tepe.

Throughout Athens County, the library system maintains a collection of about 320,000 items, adding 25,000 new items every year while weeding out old materials that contain outdated information. ACPL also maintains subscriptions to about 130 different magazines and newspapers.