Curbside pickup begins Monday, June 1.

Curbside service will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting the event calendar or by calling 423-229-9465. Curbside appointments are offered Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and MUST be made by 3:30 p.m. for same day pickup.


Steps for curbside pickup:

  • Materials must be placed on hold in order to be picked up. Place holds by logging in to your account on or by calling 423-229-9465. You can watch a “How to Place a Hold” walkthrough video on our youtube here:
    • Limited to 10 holds per card
    • Items placed on hold are not guaranteed to be available
  • Schedule an appointment for curbside pickup by visiting the event calendar at or by calling 423-229-9465
    • Offered Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
    • Appointments must be schedules by 3:30 p.m. for same day pickup
  • When you arrive at the Library park in spot on New St and call 423-229-9366 to let us know you have arrived
    • Be ready to tell us who you are picking up books for
    • Let us know the make, model, and color of the vehicle
    • Open your trunk
    • When the staff member brings out the books hold your driver’s license up to the window so they can verify your identity
    • Books will be placed in the trunk


**All returns MUST be placed by you in the outside book returns, staff members are unable to take your returns at curbside delivery

**No donations will be accepted

**Staff are unable to collect fines


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.

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