SEQUATCHIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Location and Contact Information
How to reach us

227 Cherry Street
Dunlap, Tennessee 37327
Phone 423-949-2357
Fax     423-949-6619
Library Hours*
Monday 8am-5:30pm
Tues & Wed 8am-5:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 8am-4:30pm
Saturday 8am-12 noon
Please note library checkout computers shut down 30
minutes before closing.  Library public computers are
available from 9am-3pm, except on Saturday.  The genealogy
room will usually be available on Wednesdays for research.  
Please call before coming to be sure of its availability.
Library Cards
Library cards are available to patrons at no cost.  To replace a lost or damaged card,
the patron must pay a $5 fee to obtain another card. Applicants must provide proof
of address.  To obtain your card please bring a piece of your latest mail canceled by
the United States Postal Service with your name and current address. New
residents unable to provide this information will be eligible for a library guest card
entitling them to have no more than one item checked out at any one time. Guest
status will be changed upon proof of address. Children under 12 must be
accompanied by a parent or a guardian to obtain a card. Parents must present their
own identification and agree to pay for any materials damaged or lost.  You may
check two items the first time you use your card.  After that you may check out up to
20 items with families borrowing no more than 20 items.  This limit may be
increased during the summer reading program.  The following limits apply to the
totals mentioned:

•        only 2 non-fiction books on one subject
•        3 books by the same author or 2 books about one person
•        10 magazines
•        8 videos, VHS or CD
•        10 audio books
Library Materials & Services
Library materials include:  books; large print books; books for the blind; magazines;
video materials, either VHS or DVD; audio materials, either cassettes or CDs; and
genealogy material.

Services include:  free computer and Internet access; WiFi; copying and printing;
preschool story hour; and the summer reading program.

If this library does not have what you want in its collection, it may be available
through the state-wide interlibrary loan system, and, if so, you may order it.  Any
library patron with a valid library card may request materials on interlibrary loan.

Reference books and other reference materials are available for use at the library,
but they do not circulate.

The loan period for books is two weeks with one renewal unless the book is new
fiction or a best seller.  Patrons will be charged a late fee of 10 cents per day, not to
exceed the price of the book, for overdue books.  Fines are not charged for days the
library is not open.  Audio and video materials may also be checked out for two
weeks, but these materials may not be renewed.   A video fine of $1 per day will be
charged as a late fee, and an audio daily fine is .20 cents per day.

Copies may be made on the library’s photocopier for 25 cents per page or on the
printer for 10 cents per page.  Please ask at the library's reception desk for fees for
sending and receiving faxes.
Library Computers, WiFi, & Internet Access
WiFi is available at this library.  WiFi is a slang term for a high frequency wireless
network.  With WiFi you may bring your own properly configured laptop to the library
and access Internet service.

The public may also use seven computers with Internet access located within the
library, and there are other computers for children with Internet access, which are
also loaded with children's applications.  Computer time is assigned in one and one
half hour blocks permitting patrons only one such session per day. The computers
with Internet access are also loaded with word processing applications, and a
patron may send pages or files to the library's printer from them for printing.  
Printers will not be available via the wireless connection.  Instruction in computer
use and disks or other storage media are not provided.

Children 3 years of age or under are not allowed to use the computers.  Children 8
years of age or under may use one of the two children's computers in the Children's
Room, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.  Children aged
9-11 may use an Internet computer in the Children's Room if  a parent or guardian is
present in the library building.   The Internet access adult computers are located in
a "quiet room" to insure patrons can work undisturbed by others.  Children 12 or
older may use computers in the quiet room.  Only one person may use a computer
in the quiet room at a time.  Computer in the Children's Room may be available if
someone has brought another person to assist them with computer use.
The Library is located in
downtown Dunlap, Tennessee.
Several computers with high
speed Internet are available for
public use in the "quiet room"
created Spring 2008.  Wifi is
available there, too.
Children enjoy their new computer
and media area.
The library owns 24,640  items.

6,770 people hold Sequatchie
County library cards, 47% of the
county's population.

In 2012
209 children enrolled in the
Summer Reading Program and
read over 5,000 books.

In the last fiscal year
The library:

Circulated 42,927 items;

Had 4,830 library computer
users;

Answered 9,700 reference
questions; and

Hosted 969 people who
attended library programs.

READS users enjoyed
downloading 3,327 free audio
or e-books

Conservatively valuing our
services, taxpayers receive
over $10 in value for every tax
dollar appropriated.


The Sequatchie County Friends
of the Library have over 200
members.

Free digital popular book
downloads at READS.  You
can now use your Kindle
there.  Click the image
above to go to the web site.
Want to know how to use
your Nook or other
portable device with
READS? Click on "help" at
the READS page.
Visit our "Access to TN Catalog" page for new & better services, including
managing your account from home & accessing the state library catalog.
The genealogy room is open by appointment only.  Please call the library to make
an appointment, if you wish to visit the room.
Exciting news for library patrons who love READS!  The library has purchased
e-books.  This means you may not have to wait for any of these books in READS
or your wait will be shorter, as these e-books are available only to Sequatchie
County library patrons.  For instructions on how to identify which books in our
library are e-books and for a list of the e-books purchased, click on the image
below.
Visit the JustforKids page and check out a new link.   READS, a system
offering thousands of digital ebooks and audiobooks to patrons, now has a
eReading room just for kids.
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Spring book sale
opens to the public
March 27-29.  Bring
your donated materials
to the library now.