Welcome to the Collegedale Public Library!

Our Mission:  To enrich lives and build community by providing a  welcoming place to read, know, learn and grow.

Tennessee Reads: Regional ebook and audiobooks downloads.

How to Turn On Your Reading History

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (All day)

Do you want the library catalog to track the books that you read? Turn on "Reading History" in your account. This video by Olivia shows you how.

Available Services

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:15am

The library is currently offering:

  • Computers and Printing
  • Faxing and Scanning
  • Notary Services (please call to confirm)
  • Copying
  • Book Browsing and Checkout
  • Library Card Registration and Renewal
  • Studying and Reading Curbside Pick-up


  • Properly Worn Mask
  • Social Distancing

Please be considerate of others.

New Video Tutorials

Monday, October 12, 2020 (All day)

Our new librarian, Olivia, has made some helpful tutorial videos.  They are short and easy for you to watch at home after hours.  

Guide to the Library Website

How to Search the Library Catalog

How to View Your Library Account

Learn How to Place Holds in the Catalog

Of course, you can always call the library for help during our open hours: 423-396-9300.

Library Currently Offering Curbside Service

The library is currently offering curbside service.  You can place holds online or by phone.  Once you receive the email letting you know that your books are ready, you can pick them up within curbside pick-up hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

When you are ready to pick up your books, pull up to the front of the library and call us to let us know you're outside. Staff will be wearing masks for safety. We can put your books on the blue cart if you would like to maintain 6 feet of distance, or you can unlock your car doors, and we can set them on the back seat. Please tell us your preference when you call.

Please check our events calendar for online programming: www.collegedalepubliclibrary.org/events

If you have any trouble with online services, please call us so we can troubleshoot the problem: 423-396-9300.

Chattanooga Zoo Pass

Chattanooga Zoo has generously provided an annual membership card for the Library that can be checked out once a year per family for one week and used for zoo admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children per visit.  (If the card is lost, a $30 lost fee will be charged, and if it is returned late, a $4 per day overdue fine will be charged.)  There is a waiting list for the two Zoo Passes that we have, so place your hold now!  
This partnership furthers the Chattanooga Zoo's commitment to education and their mission to engage and inspire our community to better understand and preserve wildlife by creating meaningful connections between people and animals.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry.com Library Edition is a great way to research your family tree. Get access to census, marriage, death, immigration, and military records for free at the Collegedale Public Library. It provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.
Check our calendar for beginning genealogy classes to help you get started.
Ancestry.com Library Edition only works inside the Collegedale Public Library. The link will not work outside of the building. Please visit us to try it out!

2021 Reading Challenge

Kelly has developed a Reading Challenge designed to help readers choose materials from outside their typical reading “bubble” in order to find new literary likes and interests and encourage discussion among participants.

Pick up a paper copy of the Reading Challenge at the Library or link to the Library Goodreads Page and click on the link  for 2021 Reading Challenge to follow or join the discussion!



9318 Apison Pike
Collegedale, TN 37363
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(423) 396-9300
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10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday
1:00 – 5:00 PM

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