COVID-19 Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Athenaeum has continued to adapt and offer services to members and the public.

The Athenaeum is now open during normal library hours. Visitors may view the current exhibit in the Wendt Room and use the reading room. Members may browse in the stacks to select their own books to check out. Masks are recommended to browse the building. Masks are required at meetings and programs.

Curbside Book Service and Delivery
No-contact delivery (within 5 miles of the Athenaeum) and curbside pickup of books is available to members Tuesday–Saturday.

Request a book today!


The grounds of the Athenaeum are open during daylight hours. Enter via the Botts Court gate. Pets must be kept on leash.


As the pandemic unfolds, best practices for the library continue to evolve. All borrowing policies are subject to change without notice.

Online Groups
Many of the Athenaeum’s existing groups have continued to meet online. For a list of active groups, and joining information, visit the Online Groups page.

Online Programs
We continue to offer a variety of lectures, workshops, and other programs online, mostly via Zoom. Visit the calendar for upcoming events.


Useful links:
Curbside Book Request/Delivery

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Upcoming Events

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