public library

MoUNtain city, tn 

Effective November 15, 2021, the library staff requests that you wear a mask to enter the Johnson County Public Library building and maintain social distancing. The library is open to the public Mon thru Fri from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sat 9 am to 1 pm. At this time the door is unlocked and appointments are not required. ​We will continue to monitor active COVID cases in Johnson County to determine when to resume regular hours. There is not a date set for a complete re-opening yet.

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. 

To ask for service or have a request handled in advance of arrival, Patrons may call 727-6544 or send an email to

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, or anything that is not a library book.

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,, for us to print them.

Downloadable eBooks, Audio books, and Videos are available for FREE with your 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 or 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 available.