The Library is Currently Closed due to Covid-19

At the recommendation of the Sullivan County Regional Health Department and the most recent CDC guidelines the Kingsport Public Library will be closing to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The reopening date will be determined based on recommendations of the Sullivan County Regional Health Department and CDC guidelines. This decision was not entered into lightly, as our mission is to support our community and provide access. At this we feel the best way to support the health and safety of our community is to close.

For those of you who have Library materials checked out, we are extending due dates and late fees will not apply. Holds are suspended and will not be available until the Library reopens. The Library will not be accepting donations of books until the library reopens.

Even though the Library building will be closed, your Kingsport Public Library card provides access to the many digital services we offer. Explore e-books and e-audiobooks through Libby and Tumblebooks, enjoy free access to digital magazines through RB Digital and Libby, get creative with Creativebug, learn a language with Transparent Language, or explore the variety of offerings in Tennessee Electronic Library.

If you need help getting started with the digital services or have a question staff will be available Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by phone, 423-224-2539.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.