Library Cards


The following is required to get a library card:

​We accept all valid and current forms of government-issued ID, and for proof of address we will accept vehicle registrations, bill/bank statements (both physical and electronic), voter registrations, recent post-marked mail, or anything similar that is official and not junk mail.

Please call us at (423) 337-5274 if you have any questions or concerns! 

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Want to get a head start on getting your library card? The library has two options for starting your card application:

**If you previously had a card at Sweetwater Public Library, please call or e-mail us; you may still be in our system!**


Lost your library card, or is it old, worn and battered from overuse?

You can get a replacement card at no cost.


Sweetwater Public Library offers a digital-only card option for patrons who are interested in our digital collections. A Sweetwater Public Library e-card gets you instant access to all of our TN READS material, which includes e-books, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos. There are no late fees for e-cards, and borrowed materials will automatically return to TN READS when due.

Registering for an e-card is free to anyone currently living in the state of Tennessee. However, an e-card only grants you access to our digital collections. If you want to check out physical books, movies, and more from Sweetwater Public Library, you'll need to upgrade your e-card to a full-access library card (see New Library Cards section).

If you apply for an e-card, please give up to 24 hours for it to be processed. If you have not heard from a staff member after 24 hours, please give us a call at (423) 337-5274.