Borrowing Materials

Any resident of Bedford County may request a library card. Residents of other Tennessee counties may also get library cards with proper identification.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • You must have a current photo ID (if ID does not have current address, you must provide a piece of mail [power bill, phone bill, etc.] to verify current address).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent with a current photo ID.
  • First Library card is FREE.
  • Replacement Cards are $2.00 each.
  • Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed with their library card.
  • When books are overdue, lost or damaged, library privileges shall be suspended until all items are returned or accounted for and until all assessments or fines are paid in full.

The Library belongs to everyone.  Please keep books and material collections moving by returning all materials on time.

Renewal Policy

Patrons are allowed 3 renewals per item unless there are existing holds. You may renew your materials:

  • at the library
  • by telephone
  • online

Materials Available

  • Reference Books
  • Audiobooks
  • Large Print Books
  • DVDs
  • Best Sellers
  • Music CDs
  • Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction Books
  • Family History Research Room
  • Children’s Books
  • Young Adult Books
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Spanish Collection
  • Hot Spots
  • Chromebooks

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday
8 am - 5 pm
Sunday - CLOSED

Computer Lab
Closes 60 minutes prior to library closing.

Shelbyville Bedford County Public Library

Shelbyville - Bedford County Public Library
220 South Jefferson Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Phone: (931) 684-7323
Fax: (931) 685-4848


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