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.
If you get a message that your account has expired, this simply means that you need to come to the library so that we can update your information.
Once a year we make sure we have your current information on file.
“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”