Public Library Services & Resources

TEL Tennessee Electronic Library
Free access to over 400,000 magazines, journal, and newspaper articles, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, primary source materials, and more!


Public Library Directory Graphic
Search this online directory of all public libraries and services in Tennessee by county, region, or city.


Regional Map Graphic
Nine regional centers provide professional leadership and assistance for the public libraries in their areas.


Planning and Development Compas pointing to Planning
This department provides professional leadership and assistance in focused areas for all public libraries in the state.


A service to borrow materials from other libraries for a short period of time when your library does not own those materials.


The Tennessee State Library and Archives helps support local public libraries with federal and state funding.


Use the tools here to query and view statistical data from the national annual Public Libraries Survey.


Summer Reading Program book image.
Information about the statewide reading program sponsored by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.


TN Libraries ListServ
The TN-Libraries ListServ provides an open forum for discussion of any library related topic.


Library for Accessible Books and Media
A free library program of recorded, large print, and braille materials for Tennessee residents who are not able to use standard print materials.


Information about this Act which provides federal funds for states through the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


Standards and Documents
Public library standards provide specific criteria by which libraries can be measured and evaluated.