• 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
  • The 4th Floor is open 5 days a week:
    Come check out our 3D printers, vinyl cutter, Arduinos, and creative work stations.


Featured articles

Our Health & Wellness Resource Center contains articles and information about medicine, health, and alternative health. You'll also find videos, magazines, pamphlets, health encyclopedias, and a drug and herb finder.
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!
Did you know you can check out and download popular magazines from Zinio: The World's Largest Newsstand?  
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.
The Chattanooga Public Library is here to help you be your best.  Check out a few suggestions on how your library can help you accomplish your goals for the new year.


Tennessee Sanborn Maps; U.S. Federal Census images and indexes; Tennessee history and culture; military records; obituaries; family history data; historical documents.

Homework Help

Live online homework help from expert tutors; developmental games and activities; newspapers, podcasts, and reference books; kids' educational resources.

Lessons & Tutorials

Interactive classes with live instructors; competitive, in-demand technology skills; practice tests, exercises, and skill-building courses; languages; scholarship search; resume builder.

News Stand

National indexes to America's top newspapers and magazine articles; full text versions and citations; downloadable images, videos, maps and atlases.


Culinary arts and nutrition; searchable recipes; restaurant reviews; gardening and landscaping; health and wellness, travel guidebooks; author and book genre experts.

Business and Career

Startup strategies, career prep, resume builder, cover letters and other application materials; legal forms; market insights; interviewing tips; investment reports; directory listings.


World's leading journals and reference sources; demographics data; world and US history; magazines, newspapers, books and podcasts; health and wellness.


Home improvement, legal forms, tech education, car repair, cooking, nutrition, gardening, landscaping, horticulture; interactive classes.