public library

MoUNtain city, tn 

The Johnson County Public Library building is open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY starting Monday, September 14, 2020. We continue to provide phone & curbside service as well. Library hours are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Appointments are for 1 person and are limited to 30 minutes. At this time, face coverings (mask, shield, etc.) are required to enter the building. Patrons who have tested positive for COVID are not allowed in the building until they have had a negative test. These precautions are for the safety of our staff and patrons. 

​We will continue to monitor the active cases in Johnson County to determine when to resume regular hours. There is not a date set for re-opening yet.

To ask for service or have a request handled in advance of arrival, Patrons may call 727-6544 or send an email to  Please call or knock on the door upon arrival.

Library card holders may request items using the online library catalog. To access the catalog, open the Library in a browser and click on the SEARCH link.

There are QuickLinks on the top right of the Library Catalog page to view a list of Audio Books or DVDs. Use the search box at the top of the page to find a Title, Author, Subject, Series, or ISBN.

The outside book drop may be used at any time for returning BOOKS ONLY. Please do not put the following items in the book drop: CDs, DVDs, donations, trash, anything that is not a library book.

We are not charging overdue fines during this time; due dates for checkouts and renewals will be extended. Patrons who have no fines or overdue items already on their library account may renew items through the online catalog one time, but will not get the extended due date.

In addition to library item requests we will print, copy or fax small documents. If the documents are online or on a smartphone, tablet or other electronic device, they must be sent to the library email address,

Downloadable eBooks, Audio books, and Videos are available for FREE with or without a library card. Open the library website: and click on the Download eBooks or Audio books link in the box on the bottom of the left side of the page. Items that say "Wait List" at the top are not available for immediate download, but enter an email address to be notified when available.

The Library Wi-Fi is available at all times. After connecting to the router, Johnson County Wifi front, you must open a browser and agree to the Library policy in order to have internet access. We do not have a wireless printer.