Welcome to the Clarkesville Public Library

About Us

We are a branch of the Habersham County Library System and a member of the Northeast Georgia Regional Library System with over 6633 active registered users. The Clarkesville-Habersham County Library houses a collection of more than 49,000 items available for check-out; including best-selling fiction, DVD, audio books, music, and large print books. We also have eBooks!  The library provides free access to the internet through our public computer terminals and Wi-Fi capability, and free access to a wide selection of print and online periodicals. In addition, we offer copy, fax and laminating services for a nominal fee.

Our genealogy collection is located in the new William H. Raper Heritage Room, and contains a wealth of resources for patrons who are researching their family histories. The Heritage Rooms collection includes a thorough assembly of marriage, birth and death certificates, obituaries, the federal census index, cemetery directories, and property records from Habersham and surrounding counties dating to antebellum times. The resources are available through a variety of media including newspaper clippings, microfilm/microfiche, pension record books, Cherokee Indian rolls, state and county history books, City of Clarkesville directories, journals, maps, and family histories bound either in book form or collected in three-ring binders.

The regular meeting of our Board of Trustees shall be held on the Fourth Monday in the months of January, April, July and October at 5:30 P.M., or an advertised change of date, at a time specified by the Board of Trustees, at the Habersham County Library, or such place as designated.  

Habersham County Library Board

City of Cornelia Representatives
Jessica Herrin
Sandy Borrow
D Higgins
Jessie Owensby
City of Clarkesville Representatives
Margie Williamson
​Kelly Burgess
​Peter Willis
Habersham County Representatives
Sandy Blake-Secretary
Jennifer Garrett
Patrick Ledford- Chairman
David Cleghorn
Board of Education Representative
Debra Franklin 

Donna James