Library cards are issued free of charge to residents of McMinn County. Card recipients must be at least 5 years old to receive their own library account. Patrons residing outside of the county may pay a fee of $10 per year for library privileges. In registering for a library card, be prepared to provide a valid government issued photo I.D. and proof of current mailing address, such as a piece of official mail or printed checks. Parents or a legal guardian are required to sign the registration card for all children under the age of 18. Replacement cards can be obtained for a $4.00 charge.
You may apply for a library card in person at the library or by calling 423-745-7782 to apply over the phone. Patrons applying by phone will be required to show a valid government issued photo I.D. and proof of current mailing address to pick up their card.
Library cards are renewed each year to ensure your information is up to date.. To renew your card, bring a valid government issued photo I.D. to the circulation desk at the library. Juvenile cards require the presence of the cardholder and their parent or legal guardian with a government issued photo I.D.
Books, movies, and other materials not found in our collection may be borrowed through the Inter-library Loan program at no cost to you. You may request by author, title or by subject. Due to COVID-19, patrons are temporarily limited to 2 inter-library loans at a time. Materials published or released within the past six months are not available for inter-library loan. Materials located within the state of Tennessee take one to three weeks to arrive. If a requested item is located outside the state it may take up to three or four weeks to be delivered.