• Borrow books for 21 days, borrow DVDs for 7 days, and keep 100 items at a time.
    Place holds and renewals online too!
    The Chattanooga Public Library circulation policy
  • Cruise the perilous, uncharted and historic stops along the Dixie Highway in our new online summer exhibition, Cruising The Dixie Highway.
    A color postcard depiction of The Cherokee Tourist Camp along the Dixie Highway in Chattanooga, TN
  • Mango is a free online language learning tool
    with more than 50 different languages to start learning today.
    Mango is a free online language learning tool
  • The 4th Floor is open 5 days a week:
    Come check out our 3D printers, vinyl cutter, Arduinos, and creative work stations.

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Chattanooga Public Library Board Meetings

Take notice, pursuant to TCA 8-44-103, the Chattanooga Public Library Board of Directors has scheduled a meeting in the 3rd floor board room of the downtown library, located at 1001 Broad Street, on Tuesday, September 23 at noon.

Take notice pursuant to TCA 8-44-103 the By-Laws Committee of the Chattanooga Public Library has scheduled a meeting to discuss by-laws in the 3rd floor board room of the downtown library on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m.​

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Our Digital Literacy resource is designed to give young adults in grades 7-12 the tools to become capable, safe, and responsible users of the digital resources available to them. Topics include gaming, cyberbullying and safety, online communication and social networking, privacy and ethics, search and research, and career tools.
Financial tools and calculators are available to help teens understand auto and student loans, making a budget, creating savings goals, mortgages, and estimating the cost of college. Plus tutorials for creating digital business plans, multimedia presentations and podcasts.
Teens will find helpful information about safety, nutrition, personal finance, fitness, and skills for school and work. Content is created by teens and leading professionals in medicine, mental health, nutrition, guidance, and career counseling to ensure the highest quality of information. 
With Hoopla, you can stream or temporarily download up to 10 movies, episodes of TV shows, audiobooks, and musical albums per month all from the comfort of your mobile device or computer!
Whether you need to learn a language to further your career or just to plan an exciting summer vacation, the library has your back! Choose from 62 foreign languages with Mango Languages.
Library cardholders have access to a variety of free tools on our Resources page that can help them start or operate a business!
If you've ever wanted to go back to school but hesitated because of cost or time, check out our online learning options, free with your library card!
The library's online Resources page is not only filled with links to classes to develop new skills, but also features tools to help you explore career options, prepare for interviews, and create resumes and cover letters.