Serving Coffee County Tennessee

FAQS

Q. How can I get a library card?
A. To get a library card you need to present proof of address. We prefer your TN ID or Driver’s License printed with your current address, but we will also accept a piece of cancelled mail. We also need your phone number and the name, address, and phone number of a contact who does not live with you but can pass on a message if needed.  You must be at least 5 years old to obtain a card with a parent or legal guardian.

Q. How much does it cost to get a library card?
A. The first card is free of charge. Should it need to be replaced for any reason, each subsequent card costs $4.00.

Q. How long is my card good for?
A. Indefinitely. Your application information will need to be updated yearly, but the card never expires. Cards that remain inactive (not used) for a period of time may be removed from the system, and patron will then have to be reinstated.

Q. How many books can I check out per visit?
A. 25 items may be checked out per card at a time. Included in this number will be Audiobooks, CDs, Videos, etc. that you have checked out, plus books.

Q. If I am not finished with my Library materials by the time they are due, can I renew them?
A. All items may be renewed up to 2 times, as long as there is no one else waiting for the item. Patrons may renew their items online using their Library ID and PIN number, or they may come into the Library to renew items.

Q. If I leave my library card at home, can I still check out books?
A. No. You must have your card with you to check items out.

Q. Does the library have a computer I can use to get on the Internet?
A. Yes. As a matter of fact, at the moment we have 9 computers set up for public Internet use. A patron “checks out” a computer with their library card, then is entitled to use it for 60 minutes. As long as there is no one waiting to use a computer, patron may continue using it. We also have a express computer that can be used by anyone for 15 minutes even if you don’t have a library card. We also have seven Google Chromebooks for checkout inside the library.

Q. Can I print things from the computers?
A. The Library has a printer networked to the computers, and items may be printed at a cost of 15 cents per page.