New or Replacement Cards

New Cards (In-County)
First-time library cards are available to Blount County residents at no charge. These cards provide full access to print and digital collections and are renewable every 2 years. If you have never had a card with us, fill out an application, print it, and bring it with you to the library along with a photo ID and proof of your current mailing with your name dated within the last 30 days (for example piece of mail, a bill, rent receipt, etc.).
 

Juvenile Cards

For patrons that are 17 years or younger, a parent, legal guardian, or responsible party with a card in good standing must apply and sign for them. The parent, legal guardian, or responsible party is responsible for any materials checked out on a juvenile's card.

Replacement/Lost Cards
You may apply for a replacement if a card is lost, stolen, or damaged, for a fee of $3 per card by applying in person at the library.

If your card is lost or stolen, you must immediately report it to the library. You will be responsible for any materials checked out on the card, including any loss, damage, or overdue fines incurred.

New Cards (Out-of-County)

Out-of-County cards provide full access to print and digital collections and are renewed annually. Individuals living outside of Blount County can apply for a Library card at a cost of $25 per person/per year. 

E-Card

E-Cards access the BCPL digital collections and resources only. This card can not be used to check out any physical materials. If you wish to check out physical materials, you must apply for a regular library card. E-cards are available to Blount County residents at no charge. Proof of residence is required.

Non-resident/Out-of-County E-cards provide access to all digital collections and are renewable annually at the cost of $25 per person/per year, or $40 per person for 4 years.

Pin/Password

Please call the library at 865-982-0981 to access/update your pin/password.

Apply for a new library card

You can complete an online application for:

  • new in-county library cards/e-cards
  • new out-of-county library cards/e-cards

Visit the BCPL Catalog Application Page to get started! 

Online payment is available for 

  • Out-of-County Library Cards 
  • Out-of-County E-cards

Patrons will be notified by phone or email when your library card is ready for pickup.