About Us

The Clinton Public Library is located in Clinton, Tennessee, the seat of Anderson County. It is one of twenty libraries in the Clinch River Regional Library System and one of four libraries serving 75,129 residents in the county. The four Anderson County libraries governed by the Anderson County Library Board are: Briceville, Clinton, Lake City and Norris Public Libraries. It is the mission of the Anderson County Libraries to inform, educate, culturally enrich, and entertain the citizens of Anderson County, Tennessee.

In an effort to fulfill the libraries’ mission, the staff of the Clinton Public Library is committed to the following principles:

  • Equal access to information and resources
  • Quality customer service
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Literacy and love of reading
  • Life-long learning

Meet the Staff

Meg Harrison: Library Director

Misty Campbell, Assistant Librarian, is a native of Tennessee with several years’ experience working at the Clinton Public Library.

Library Assistants Erica Costly, Betty Ellis, Dorothy Hockensmith,  Janie Wolfenbarger, Michele Jacobs, and Karen Riley work tirelessly to deliver great customer service and assist patrons with all their informational needs.

Kimberly Byrd, our page, does a wonderful job of returning library material to the shelves in a timely fashion.

Mr. Stewart, our terrific custodian, and the staff of the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department are hard at work each day making repairs, cleaning, and taking care of the building.

Please stop by the library and say hello to the terrific staff!

Services and Policies

Computers We have eleven computers available for public use.   All of the computers grant you access to the Internet and are equipped with Microsoft Office.  Two of them also have resume-writing software installed. Computer users must either be 18 years of age or older, accompanied by a parent/guardian, or on the permission list. Each person …

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Borrowing Policy

How Do I Get a Library Card? The first library card is free and available to all Tennessee residents who meet the requirements. There is no minimum age; however, juvenile applicants must be able to print their first name. Identification (photo ID) and proof of residence showing a current mailing address are required. Cards will …

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Dollar Value

What is the Clinton Public Library worth to you? Use this calculator to find out how much YOU save in one year! Share your results on our Facebook wall.

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Friends of the Clinton Public Library

Who are the Friends of the Clinton Public Library? The Friends are people just like you who are dedicated to helping their community library.   What do the Friends do? The Friends promote, advocate, and raise money for the library.   What did the Friends do in 2012? Provided prizes for special events Helped fund …

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Anderson County Library Board

Anderson County Library Board The Anderson County Library Board, which supervises Briceville, Clinton, Rocky Top, and Norris Public Libraries, holds regular monthly meetings. These meetings are held at 4:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month (except December). Meeting places rotate between the four libraries and Clinch River Regional Library in alphabetical order: Briceville, …

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Employment Opportunities

Interested in working at the Library? As part of the Anderson County government, all Library employment is conducted through the County’s Human Resource department.   There are no positions currently available.

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