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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a library card?

How do I get a pin number?

What is the policy for Overdues?

How do I take the Boating Safety Exam?

Library Card

To receive a library card you must present a photo ID and proof of residency (two separate documents)
Adult Cards
To check out any materials from the library, you have to get a library card.

Childrens Cards
Children ages 5 - 15 may have their own cards. A parent or legal guardian must fill out the card application for them, with the adult supplying his/her own driver's license and proof of address. Anyone 16 and over showing their own TN driver's license and/or proof of address (voter's registration, utility bill, checkbook imprint, etc.) may have a card.
Children may not check out videos.

Corporate/Organizations Cards
Corporate library cards may be issued to group homes, day cares, etc. The director of the organization must fill out the card application, and agree to be responsible for all fines and missing items. The actual card will be kept at the library, so that all persons needing to use the card will have access.

Card Fees
Out-of-county residents (adults) - $10.00 (children) - free
TTU students - free
Replacement cards - $2.00
Putnam County residents - free

Library Card Agreement
You must assume legal responsibility for the library materials that are checked out on your card. If you damage or lose an item, you will be charged its repair or replacement cost, plus processing charges.
Information on library cards must be correct. Contact the library if you change your address, phone number, and/or name.

Pin Number

To receive a pin number, send an email to
Include your library card number


Books, AudioBooks, Books on CD, CDs and DVDs
All of these materials can be checked out for TWO weeks. The fine on these materials are 25 cents per day per item. These materials can be renewed
twice either by renewing on the website, calling the library at 526-2416 (before they are overdue), or by coming in and requesting renewal from a
staff member.
We do not charge fines for days that we are closed, or for days we close early because of inclement weather.
We will not renew items by phone if they are overdue. We do not allow materials to be checked out if there is a balance on your account.

Boating Safety Exam

Call 931-526-2416 to schedule an appointment to take the exams. Exams are taking on a computer in the library.