Picking up a library card is quick and easy and gives you free access to our circulating collections including over 27,000 physical items and over 250,000 e-books, audiobooks, and streaming movies. You can even use it to reserve a mobile hotspot or Chromebook!
Lewis County Residents
Library cards are available to all Lewis County residents aged 5 and older. To obtain a library card, simply present your valid ID with proof of local mailing address and fill out a short application. Parents must sign as the responsible party for children and teens under the age of 16. There is no charge for the first library card.
Licensed daycare and preschool facilities located in Lewis County are also eligible to apply for a “corporate” card which allow them to borrow materials for use in their facilities.
Those who live outside of Lewis County will be charged an annual fee of $15 to obtain a library card. The non-resident fee will be waived for individuals who provide a Tennessee Library Card (TLC) from a qualifying library along with a valid ID.
A replacement fee of $1.50 will be charged for a lost or stolen library card.
Library Card Renewal
Library cards are always valid, as long as they are used at least once per year. Any card, including expired cards, can be renewed for one year by verifying current address and telephone.
Books, movies, audiobooks, and magazines have a checkout period of 3 weeks. Books may be renewed as long as there is not a reserve currently placed on them.
Hotspots and Chromebooks have a checkout period of 1 week. Due to high demand, hotspots and Chromebooks are not renewable.
Please consult with library and archives staff for more information concerning accepted forms of photo identification, card borrowing limits, policies concerning overdue material, and damaged or lost item fees.