An Ecard provides access to the Library’s digital resources (READs, Creative Bug, 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 (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 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-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 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**
Ancestry Library Edition – Free Remote Access
Ancestry Library Edition is now available for a limited time for remote access! You can now research ancestors from home or wherever you may be. You will need to have a library card to access this database remotely. Click or tap here to access this resource. On the next page you will need to login at the top of the page with your library card and then click or tap the green box on the left hand side of the page to access Ancestry Library Edition.
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.
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).
Not sure what to read next? Well, the library’s dedicated team of experts has you covered! Try out our new reader’s advisory service: Next Reads! Simply fill out our easy form to let us know a little bit about your reading preferences, and we’ll provide you with a customized list of things to read that we think you will love! Try it out here: https://tinyurl.com/y44hrllq
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.
Our After Hours Book Club is going outside! Come join us in Glen Bruce Park to discuss Kawai Strong Washburn’s Hawaiian family drama Sharks in the Time of Saviors on Thursday, July 29th, at 6:00 pm. Washburn’s Sharks in the Time of Saviors folds the legends of Hawaiian folklore into an engrossing family saga.
This is a bring your own picnic blanket and take-out event! We will social distance in the park while enjoying the summer weather, a great book discussion, and any snacks or dinner you want to bring along!
In the event of poor weather, After Hours Book Club will take place on Google Meet and a link to the meeting will be available here on the evening of the event.
Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DYI, crafters, and makers! Now you can access it for FREE using your Kingsport Public Library card! Creativebug has over 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.