Our loan periods, overdue fines, renewal, and related policies make it possible to offer equitable service.
Policies for materials selection, computers and Internet, library cards, meeting rooms, and more.
Library cards and borrowing
Some interlibrary loan service policies are necessary for our participation in the community of cooperating libraries.
A library card provides full access to library services.
In the library
Knox County Public Library has meeting rooms available for public use; applicants must meet some requirements.
Memory Lab users must agree to all terms and policies prior to use of the lab.
We provide access to the Internet and computer software with some restrictions.
For the safety and comfort of everyone using the library, certain behaviors are prohibited. Anyone disregarding these regulations is subject to removal from library premises and/or restriction of library privileges.
We work to provide materials that will serve age-appropriate needs at all levels of ability.
We welcome gifts of needed material or funds for the purchase of such material.
Principles of wise public spending guide the selection of materials of contemporary significance and of permanent value.
We work to cover a range of subjects and genres to satisfy the needs and interests of a diverse public.
A balanced reference collection includes a broad selection of up-to-date and historical sources representing the body of published knowledge.
We welcome volunteers who can help staff perform some necessary and ancillary services.