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4th Floor

Our Vision: The 4th floor is a public laboratory and educational facility with a focus on information, design, technology, and the applied arts. The more than 12,000 sq foot space hosts equipment, expertise, programs, events, and meetings that work within this scope. While traditional library spaces support the consumption of knowledge by offering access to media, the 4th floor is unique because it supports the production, connection, and sharing of knowledge by offering access to tools and instruction.

4th Floor hours:  
Tuesday through Thursday 2pm-8pm 

Friday + Saturday 12pm-6pm. 

For questions or equipment reservations please call 423-757-4750 during operating hours. 

Current Features: 

  • GigLab
  • MakerBot 3D Printers (fees: .6 per gram of PLA used)
  • Laser Cutter (no fees but must supply your own material)
  • Vinyl Plotter (fees: .30 per square foot of vinyl used) 
  • Chattanooga Zine Library + zine making lab
  • Floor Loom
  • Co-working space
  • More to Come. 

GigLab Launches on the 4th Floor

GigLab offers public access to gigabit connectivity in Chattanooga at the Public Library

The Chattanooga Public Library has been a part of the city’s gigabit ecosystem and infrastructure since 2012, when the 4th Floor became the first public library space in the United States to offer access to a full gig of speed. Now with GigLab the general public will have access to enterprise-level gigabit connected hardware,  plus short-session and hands on courses on networking, and other gigabit focused projects. Check out PHOTOS from launch day!

4th Floor launches Chattanooga Zine Library

The new Chattanooga Zine Library on the 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library

Radical. Raunchy. Heartfelt. Hardcore. The new Chattanooga Zine Library on the 4th Floor features the best newly published zines from across the country and the UK, as well as hundreds of vintage punk, politcal and personal zines.