Library Foundation Offers Free Non-Resident Library Cards

  • Monday, September 18, 2023

The Chattanooga Public Library Foundation, in partnership with an anonymous donor, will offer a limited number of non-city resident library cards for free at the upcoming Fall Book Sale at Venue 701, Thursday through Sunday. 

Currently, library users who do not reside within the city limits of Chattanooga can purchase a Chattanooga Public Library card for $50. The card can be used to check out books, audiobooks, DVDs, tools, seeds and digital materials, as well as to reserve meeting rooms and the Recording Studio located at the Main/Downtown Library. The non-city resident library card was created in 2012 after a tax agreement between Hamilton County and the city of Chattanooga was not renewed. Since then, the Library has been funded solely by city taxpayers.  

“We are so grateful for our donor,” said Meg Crimmins Beene, chair of the Foundation. “Because of their generosity, we can offer a limited number of cards to help residents outside the city access everything that’s available through our phenomenal library.”

The Foundation is offering 70 cards, which will be available on a first come, first serve basis this week at the Fall Book Sale, at Venue 701, 701 Mississippi Ave. Anyone interested in applying can visit the Foundation table at the sale. After the sale, remaining library cards will be available at library branch locations. Additionally, the Library offers many services that do not require a library card. Anyone can attend fun, educational programs and use the public computers, 4th Floor Makerspace, Passports Acceptance Office, fax machines, printer/copiers and notary services. 

For more information about CPL’s library locations, events, and more, please visit chattlibrary.org.


Happenings
Wine Over Water Returns To The Bridge Aug. 17
Wine Over Water Returns To The Bridge Aug. 17
  • 6/20/2024

Wine Over Water is back on the historic Walnut Street Bridge for 2024 on Aug. 17 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of wine tasting on the historic Walnut Street Bridge one last time before the city ... more

A Legacy Of 6 Generations At Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR
A Legacy Of 6 Generations At Chief John Ross Chapter, NSDAR
  • 6/18/2024

When Mabel Burrow Strickland joined the Chief John Ross Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1928, the Chattanooga group was only in its fifth year of organization. Little did ... more

Book Review: The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped The Country, Formed The Navy, And Rowed Washington Across The Delaware
Book Review: The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped The Country, Formed The Navy, And Rowed Washington Across The Delaware
  • 6/18/2024

Patrick K. O'Donnell has written 13 narrative histories about war, many of them bestsellers, based on diaries, interviews with participants and experts, records in obscure libraries, and personal ... more