An Ecard provides access to the Library’s digital resources (READs, Hoopla, etc.).
To request an Ecard complete the following information. You will receive an email with your Library card number. Applications submitted outside of normal Library hours will have a longer response time.
**to be eligible for an Ecard you MUST reside within 50 miles of Kingsport**
Have questions or want the Library card quicker, call 423-229-9465 Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. or Friday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
**If you would like to update your Ecard to a full privilege Library card, please bring a government issued photo ID to the Library during normal hours**
Ebooks, Audiobooks, Streaming Movies
Hoopla offers instant streaming and downloads for offline use when using the app on a compatible device. Enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, TV shows and movies. Hoopla works on your computer as well as with iOS devices, Android, Fire TV, Alexa, and with Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV.Items are available immediately, there are no waiting lists to worry about. Checkout times vary, based on format, from 3 days to 3 weeks, items return automatically and there are no fines.
Patron checkouts are limited to 4 each month and reset at the beginning of the next month.
Go to HooplaDigital.com and click the “Get Started Today” button to set up your account. All that is required is your library card number.
TEL databases include full-text magazine articles from general interest, health, business, Spanish, children’s and literary criticism publications. It also includes reference books.
Join us for our After Hours Book Club! We meet at area restaurants and the library on alternating months. All are welcome, especially if you hated the book or didn’t finish it – those are some of the best discussions! Our lineup for 2024:
January 25th – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles – Stir Fry Cafe
February 22nd – Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie – Library Auditorium
March 28th – A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving – Chef’s Pizzeria
April 25th – Maus by Art Spiegelman – Library Auditorium
May 23rd – Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt – Restaurant TBD
June 27th – Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – Library Auditorium
July 25th – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Restaurant TBD
August 22nd – The Fragile Threads of Power by VE Schwab – Library Auditorium
September 26th – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann – Restaurant TBD
October 24th – My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix – Library Auditorium
November 21st – 11/22/63 by Stephen King – Restaurant TBD
December 19th – Women Talking by Miriam Toews – Library Auditorium
Check out books 24/7
Thousands of audio and ebooks await you for free download with your Kingsport Library Card.
We are living through a historic moment in time and the Kingsport Public Library and Archives wants to capture, document, and preserve your stories and memories about life during the COVID-19 Pandemic. History is normally associated with the past but we are making and living history right now! Information collected now will become crucial to the archives in the future. Your contributions will help build a resource of primary documentation so future generations can understand the history we are now living. Let’s document life in Kingsport and add our story to this global historic event. This link will launch a Google form that you can use to submit your story.
Check out our newest database addition, Fold3. Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. This resource is available only on the computers from inside the Kingsport Public Library (even your devices on our Wi-Fi).
The library will be open from 12 pm-7 pm on Monday, February 26th due to Staff Training.
Your Library Card is your passport to a wide world of information, intrigue, and knowledge. Get it today!
The heritage of the city of Kingsport
We’d love for you to join us for storytime at the library! We will be offering storytime for 24 months through preschool ages.
Time for Two’s Storytime is on Thursday @ 10:30 for 24-36 months
Preschool Storytime is on Tuesday @ 10:30 for 3-5 years
For more information or for group storytime please call us at 423-229-9366. We hope to see you soon!