Smith County Public Library Director
Amanda Bain was appointed as Smith County Public Library Director in November 2018. In 2015, Amanda began her library career at Justin Potter Library in Smithville, Tennessee, as a part-time library assistant, becoming full-time a year later, and eventually moving to Smith County as Director. She is committed to helping Smith County Library anticipate and respond to the changing needs of our community by providing resources and services that help advance opportunity and equity. Amanda is passionate about the important role of public libraries in developing vibrant and engaged communities.
We proudly serve all members of the Smith County community, from birth to golden years, with materials and services to entertain and educate. Whether you’re looking to use READS to download free audio books and eBooks, research your family history, or enjoy a great book or movie, we’ve got what you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we have a story time?
Yes, we do! Story Time is being done virtually this year. Be sure and check out our Facebook page to learn more about our Virtual Storytime!
What Media Services does the library offer?
Books – Our collection contains thousands of books. We reserve items for patrons and order books from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan Services – free of charge).
Audiobooks – We have several audiobooks for patrons who prefer to listen to books at each library.
Newspapers – Carthage Courier
Magazines – We have over 20 titles with a variety for everyone.
Electronic Media – Our patrons have access to over 100,000 eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video through the Regional Ebook & Audiobook Download System (TN R.E.A.D.S.).
What Library @ Home Services does the library offer?
Access the library and library databases from home, the office or on the go using your mobile devices. Place reserves, search the collection and renew items online. Our app is called Librista and you can follow the prompts to get to your personal information. Also, T.E.L (Tennessee Electronic Library) is a great resource for test prep, research, language learning and much more.
What Computer & Internet Services does the library offer?
Our public computers have free internet access, Microsoft Office programs, and hundreds of online databases. All are available to help meet the needs of the library user. Free wireless Internet access is also available to library visitors using mobile devices and laptops with Wi-Fi capability.
What Genealogy & History Services does the library offer?
There’s no better place to share a family tree or uncover the past than the library. Smith County Library and the Smith County Archives (located in the historic courthouse) have an extensive collection of genealogy and historical materials, such as Census Records, Land Records, Family Histories, Cemetery Records, Surname Files, Local History, and Guides to Genealogical Research.
What Miscellaneous Services does the library offer?
- Black & White copies – .25 each
- Computer and Microfilm printouts – .25 each
- Fax Service – $1 per page
- Interlibrary Loans
- TWRA Boating Study Guides and Exam (by appointment only)
- Voter Registration Forms
- Tax Form Printing Assistance
- Semi-annual Book Sale
Smith County Library (Carthage)
215 Main Street N
Carthage, TN 37030
Smith County Library (Gordonsville)
65 East Main Street
Gordonsville, TN 38563