Library Information

  • Checkouts are limited to 20 items total
  • Curbside pick-up is available upon request by calling 423-745-7782.

Computers for public use

The library is pleased to offer computers for the public.  We will be happy to assist you as time permits.  You must present your library card or a valid ID.

 

Copying & FAX charges

We have a coin-operated copier for the public to use.  Costs of printing and copying are $.25 for black and white per page and $.50 for color per page.  We offer fax services as well. It is $1.00 per page to send a fax and $1.00 per page to receive a fax. Our fax number is 423-745-1763.

 

Holds

You may place an item on hold from our collection. Holds fees have been waived due to COVID-19. Please place all holds at least one business day prior to expected pick-up.You may also now place a hold on an item through our Online Catalog.
 
 

Curbside Service

Please reserve items no later than one business day prior to pick-up. Once in the parking lot, call 423-745-7782 for curbside service.

 

Inter-library Loan (ILL)

Books not found in our collection may be borrowed through the Interlibrary Loan program.  You may request an item by author, title, or subject. Due to COVID-19, you are currently limited to two request at a time.

 

 

Meeting Rooms

BOARD ROOM: Our board room  is free for groups of 12 and under. Reservations may be made no more than ONE WEEK in advance. No food or drinks are permitted in the board room. Care must be taken to leave the Board Room clean when the meeting is over. IMPORTANT: A protective cover must be used on the table if any crafts ( cutting, pasting, etc.) take place.

COMMUNITY ROOM: The community room is available to be rented out. The room seats 50 – 75+.

      Rates for general public use :

0 – 2 Hours ———-$40

2 – 4 Hours ———-$ 50

4 – 6 Hours ———-$ 70

6+ Hours ———-$ 90

Use of Zenith flat screen TV and Google Box $25

 

–The community room is also availble for ongoing non-profit and community organizations. —

 Rates for ongoing groups:

weekly for 6 months —–$200 ($7.70 per meeting)

weekly for 1 year —–$400 ($7.70 per meeting)

Monthly for 6 months —–$90 ($15 per meeting)

Monthly for 1 year —–$180 ($15 per meeting)

*Ongoing fees MUST be paid in either 6 month or yearly payments, otherwise groups will be assessed the daily meeting rates.

 

General Rules for the Community Room:

  1. Meeting rooms may be used for private party use.
  2. Sales may not be conducted on the premises without prior consent from the Library Director.
  3. tobacco products and alcoholic beverages may NOT be consumed on the Library premises.
  4. Flammable materials are prohibited (i.e. candles,incense, light strips, etc.)
  5. There will be no reservations allowed before 9:30 am(Monday through Friday), 10:00 am (Saturday).
  6. All reservations must end 30 minutes before the library’s closing time. Groups should clean up and exit the room by this time. Please notify the front desk that you are leaving.
  7.  All payments for meeting rooms are non-refundable.
  8. Each organization is responsible for setting up chairs and tables. (There are approximately 75 chairs and 7 tables).
  9. Food and drink are allowed in the community room. Avoid staining drinks (i.e. Red kool-aid and other red drinks).
  10. Leave meeting room in the condition it is found: trash picked up, spills cleaned up.
  11.  Kitchen use: coffee pot, microwave, refrigerator, and stove are available. Dishes, garbage bags, and supplies are not provided.  Surfaces and equipment should be left clean and trash placed in containers.
  12. All audio-visual needs should be planned for at least 7 days prior to the event and specified as part of the rental agreement. The primary contact person will be shown how to use the equipment. Any damages will be the responsibility of the lessee.
  13. Meetings of large groups which may disturb or interfere with the general use of the library will not be booked.
  14. No governmental agencies (local, state, or federal)shall be charged unless they are charging an admittance fee.
  15. Any usage of library space must be made within the context of local, state, or federal laws or regulations. Access may not be denied on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or physical or mental disability.

 

Additional Resources

Circlulation Policy
How to Get a Library Card
Programs
Your Library Account

Websites For Children

The librarians at E. G. Fisher have put together this list of websites for school age children. Here you’ll find websites for brain games, websites for learning to read, websites for homework help and websites that have really cool stuff. Parents, please be aware that the information found in these links may change without our notice. E. G. Fisher does not take responsibility for the content on these websites. The best way to keep your children safe on the Internet is to be involved in their web use. The Firefly browser, available through Luciboo, filters web content for child appropriate material. You can download it to your computer to help keep your children safe on the web.

AR BookFinder

Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with this free online tool.

Tel4U

Tel4U is a resource for children in grades K-5. It has homework help, state information, coloring pages, games, activities and much more.

Summer Reading Lists

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released three Summer Reading lists to keep children engaged all summer. Lists are available for K-8 students. 

National Geographic Kids

Go here for games, blogs from kids all over the world, cool facts and photos of animals and all sorts of fun things to do. 

Starfall

Starfall is great site full of games for the beginning reader.

PBS Kids

Find games and activities with all your favorite characters from PBS — Elmo, Martha Speaks, Arthur and more.

USA.gov/education

This is a great site for finding stuff you won’t find anywhere else. Check out the Geospatial Intelligence Kids Agency. This is also a great place to go to find facts about any of the 50 states.

Library of Congress – Kids and Families

From the Library of Congress, this site is full of information and fun for kids and parents alike.

Brain Pop

Find games and information on everything from the arts to the sciences to health and technology.

Liberty’s Kids

Associated with PBS, this is the website for the program Liberty’s Kids. It has games, activities and biographies from the show.

SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR CHILDREN

Websites For Teens

Please be aware that the information found in these links may change without our notice.  E. G. Fisher does not take responsibility for the content on these websites.

Teen Reads

YALSA

More than 4,800 books are published a year for teens. With so many choices, it can be hard to sort the trash from the treasure.  YALSA’s list of award-winning books for teens as well as other recommended reading.

Tutoring Websites

 Khan Academy

With a library of over 3,400 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Smart Thinking

With Smarthinking, students experience online tutoring that is simple, fast and always available. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required.

We provide online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week enabling students to get the help they need when they need it.  Subjects include:  Writing, Reading, Math, Science, Business, ESL, Spanish, Nursing & Allied Health, Computers & Technology.

Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks offers printed books and CDs for tutoring Math grades 3rd – 8th, along with Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Pre-calculus.

Follow these links for help with your homework, papers or science fair projects.

http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/
This is the Science Fair Research Guide. It contains information and links to other resources.  Sections include Getting Started, Choosing a Topic, Completing the Project, and Displaying Your Project.    

Homework Help
This site is hosted by the state of Tennessee and contains helpful information about all aspects of Tennessee including state facts, school reports, and driver practice tests.

Presidential Timelines
This page links you to the Presidential Timelines website, an in-depth resource covering the office of The President in the Twentieth Century.

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Be sure to search the online catalog and encyclopedia collection. The Tennessee Electronic Library provides access to print articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers. Pick up a free user guide near the Reference and Computer areas.

Citation Styles

Online Style Guides

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association Style Page
Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format  from Purdue University

Modern Language Association (MLA)
Modern Language Association Style Page

MLA Formatting & Style Guide from Purdue University

Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Manual Style from Purdue University

Citation and Style Guides Concordia University’s Guide to citation styles.

Further reading

Psychology with Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide

Guide to Citation Style Guides

Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

Citation Machine

Bibliography generator

Easy Bib generator

Book Resources

Books For Free Download

  Project Gutenberg is the oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet

Author/Series Book Finding Sites

  • Fantastic Fiction
    Fantastic Fiction groups books by author and series, making it easy to find the next book you need to continue your favorite series.
  • Good Reads
    Good Reads allows you to create a free, personal account to track the books you’ve read, leave reviews, and receive suggestions for titles and authors you may enjoy in the future.
  • Acclerated Book Finder
  • Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search to see what AR Level a book is at. AR Level reading is a program that helps track your your independent reading level.

Book Collector Resources

The following list of resources will help you determine the worth of collectible books, and make informed purchases. Some items are for sale.
  • AbeBooks
    Collectibles : Search 13,500 booksellers selling 80 million books
    http://www.abebooks.com/
  • Alibris
    See what some rare books are going for on the Alibris Rare Book Auction. Over 60 million new, used, and out-of-print books.
    http://www.alibris.com/
  • BookFinder
    This site searches across dozens of used/antique book web sites. You can get an idea of what pre-1960 books are worth. In addition to English, this site can be viewed in French, German, and Italian. Compare prices on over 100 million books for sale new, used, rare, out-of-print, international, and textbooks.
    http://www.bookfinder.com/
  • Guide To Rare And Old Book Values
    Over 40,000 titles are indexed at this site. Also available are links to author signature guides, other book price guides, how to identify a first edition, and other information.
    http://www.fadedgiant.net/html/links.htm
  •  Powells.com
    A huge selection of used books. Rare titles are available as well. Be sure to check out their selection of children’s books!
    http://www.powells.com