We are celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month with the help of the new Knox County Mayor. Starring in a social media campaign, Mayor Glenn Jacobs touts the many resources of the library which include information and assistance with job searches, market research, investing, and more.
As an English literature major in college, Mayor Jacobs is a voracious reader and a proponent of lifelong learning. The Library has more than 125,000 active card holders and a collection of 1.36 million items. Books, movies, and music were checked out 2.7 million times last year.
Library cards are available to children, teens and adults in Knox County at no cost. Residents who do not live in Knox County can purchase an out of county card for $40. The only requirement to successfully obtain a card is to complete an application and provide proof of identity and address.
New check out limit
We're pleased to announce an increased limit for checkouts. Library cardholders in good standing can now check out up to 50 items at one time, up to limits by format type.
View the Mayor’s Public Service Announcement.