The mission of the Athens State University Kares Library is to identify, acquire, maintain, preserve, and provide access to information and research in support of academic programs offered by the institution; to enhance bibliographic skills of patrons through instruction; to work cooperatively with faculty and the greater community to build appropriate collections in a variety of formats; to respond to advances in information technology; to establish and maintain cooperative agreements for resource sharing with other libraries; and to encourage research and life-long learning.
Objectives for the Kares Library are developed and assessed each year as a part of the University-wide planning process. A survey of students and other patrons is conducted during the Spring semester to solicit input for improvements.
The Kares Library operating hours are as follows, but hours may vary between semesters.
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kares Library procedures are available by clicking one of the links below. All procedures are available in Adobe PDF format.