Open Access at the Lawrenceville and Suwanee Branches

Customers 18 years and up who hold a library card may register for open access and gain self-service access to the library outside of normal operating hours. To register, please see a staff member during normal library hours.

Open Access is currently available only at the Lawrenceville and Suwanee branches.

How Does Open Access Work?

  • PROVIDE ACCESS – Only valid patrons are granted self-service access with the use of their library card/number and pin. 
  • MONITOR ACTIVITY – Camera surveillance provides piece of mind for library users and deters theft and vandalism. 
  • MANAGE POWER – The system can turn on and safely shut down the power for lights, alarm systems, computers, self-service kiosks and more. 
  • BROADCAST MESSAGES – A PA system delivers pre-recorded messages during opening and closing. 

Open Access Policy

  • Open Access customers will use their own library card to gain entry. 
  • While using the facility, customers will not respond to vendors or persons trying to enter the facility. 
  • Security cameras monitor the use of the facility.  
  • Announcements will be made during the course of Open Access hours and customers agree to comply with directives. 
  • All library policies are in effect during Open Access hours, including the Library Code of Conduct and Computer and Internet Usage policies.
  • Wall mounted phone may be used to place 911 emergency call if needed.

Open Access Hours

Monday – Saturday (Morning Hours) 8 am – 10 am

Monday – Thursday (Evening Hours) 8 pm – 10 pm

Friday – Sunday (Evening Hours) 5 pm – 10 pm