Library Cards


The following is required to get a library card:

  • Current valid form of ID (not expired/about to expire)

  • Proof of address (other than your ID)

​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:

  1. Apply online! Once you've submitted your online application, you'll need to visit the library with your photo ID and proof of residence to activate your account and receive your card.

  2. Download our card application below, print it out, and fill out the form. Once you're done, bring your completed application, along with your photo ID and proof of residence, to activate your account and receive your card.

**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.