Stock up at the Library

We are blessed in Lawrence County with a library that offers a great collection of items for checkout and a range of services that continues to grow.

Classics and new releases in fiction and non-fiction are part of the Librarys growing collection of audio books. If you havent listened to a good book lately, give it a try. Nothing helps a commute more!
Classics and new releases in fiction and non-fiction are part of the Library’s growing collection of audio books. If you haven’t listened to a good book lately, give it a try. Nothing makes a commute more pleasant!

Are you ready for more wintry weather? You will be if the Library is part of your provision plan – books, DVDs, videos, audio books, and magazines will make hibernation more enjoyable.

If you are new to the library, a staff member can direct you to your favorite genre, or to one of four search stations so you can do a computer-aided search for a particular item. The newest non-fiction and fiction books are displayed in separate cases for easy access. To learn if the collection includes a specific title before you go, search the online catalog at

Four computers are available to search the library's collection.
Four computers are available to search the library’s collection.

A (free) library card is all that’s required to borrow almost anything in the Library’s collection. It also entitles you to request books that aren’t available here – an interlibrary loan program can borrow it for you from another area library, free of charge.

A library card also lets you access the Regional Ebook & Audiobook Download System, R.E.A.D.S., where you can download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and a growing collection of movies. Simply go to, choose the Lawrence County Public Library, and use the numbers underneath the barcode on your library card as the identification number.



A few videos, including lots of children’s favorites, and a growing number of DVDs, are available to check out for a week at a time.


A section of reference books and local history/genealogy books are not available for checkout so they can be used at any time by residents and visitors. A room is set aside for researchers, with books, local records and a computer that has a subscription to, free for use courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Speaking of friends, you can look up yours in the library’s collection of local high school annuals. A complete set of LCHS annuals, except the most recent, are available, many from Loretto High School and a few from Summertown. If you have one you’re willing to donate, please contact the library.

Children can browse through a section of books all their own at the Library. Toddler Time, an interactive program for children 18 mos.-3 years, is offered regularly.


To do that, call 931-762-4627 for the Lawrenceburg branch, or 931-853-7323 for the Loretto branch.

Hours at the main branch at 519 East Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg are Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Loretto branch is located at 102 South Main Street in Loretto. Hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., Fridays 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To learn more about the Loretto branch and services both libraries offer, look for a new Blessed in Lawrence County post coming very soon!IMG_0030