210 River Road · Loudon TN · 865-458-3161

Welcome to the Library!
Proudly serving
Loudon County
Card Catalog

Click the button above to access the online Card Catalog. When the new page opens, click "please log-in" on the top right of the page. Then, choose Loudon Public Library from the top drop-down box. Enter your library card number and the word "userpass" in the password field. Hit enter. If this is your first time using the online card catalog, you will be prompted to change your password. Be sure to remember it for the next time you visit. 


Services

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.”
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Former USA First Lady

Literature

We have a variety of literature for all ages. Our reading materials include fiction, non-fiction, reference, children, young adult, genealogy and much more. See below for more information on each department.

Computers

The famous artist Pablo Picasso once said that computers are useless because they can only give you answers. So, if you need answers to life's questions, stop by and use one of our public access computers.

Print & Fax

Be yourself because an original is more than a copy. But if you need a copy, they are 20 cents for b&w and 50 cents for color. We also fax at a cost of $1.00 for the first page and 75 cents for each additional page. 


departments

“The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.”
~ Mark Twain, American Author

CLICK ON EACH PHOTO BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS.

Fiction

Ficción

Non-Fiction

No Ficción

Reference

Referencia

Children

Niños

Young Adults

Adultos Jóvenes

Genealogy

Genealogía


About us

“That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.”
~ Aphra Behn - English Author

"Every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, 'The world is quiet here,' as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good."

~ Lemony Snicket, American Novelist

The Loudon Public Library is one of five libraries proudly serving the residents of Loudon County, Tennessee. We provide a variety of free resources including books, DVDs, public access computers, information, ideas, education, eBook access through Tennessee READS and the Libby app (if you are unfamiliar with Libby, be sure to ask for information.) We also offer copy and fax services for a small fee.
Thank you for visiting us here on the web. We look forward to seeing you in person soon. Upon visiting, be sure to apply for a free library card. It will only take a few minutes and you will be ready to explore and checkout all the great reading materials that we offer. In the meantime, keep reading!

"Overall, the library held a hushed exultation, as though the cherished volumes were all singing soundlessly within their covers."

~ Diana Gabaldon, American Author


meet your librarian

"Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one."
 ~ Neil Gaiman, English Author

Kate Clabough

Library Director

“She was brilliant and joyous and she believed- probably correctly- that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can't find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably doesn't exist in this or any parallel universe now or ever to be known. She was thoughtful and kind and she always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and she knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time. And she was wonderfully unhinged.”

~ Gary Paulsen, American Author

Kate Clabough has been the Loudon Public Library Director since 2019. She began her career in Alma, Nebraska, where she served as Director of Hoesch Memorial Library.  After moving to Tennessee in 1997, she has worked as a genealogist, graphic designer, grant writer, historian, journalist, and as assistant director in the children's department at the Blount County Library. Kate has the experience and versatility to assist patrons with their many library needs.

Librarians are there: To help, aid, assist. To teach, collate, enthuse. To catalog, index, arrange, organize. To find, discover, promote, display. To interest, intrigue, amuse and amaze. To instill wonder. To help children, adults, old people, the underprivileged, the rich, the poor, those with voices and those without. To protect resources, to archive them, to store them, to save them for the future. To provide differing viewpoints, to engender thought, conversation, research, fun. To provide the best answer possible, to match the answer to the enquirer, to provide just enough information without overwhelming the user, but enough to always help. To better a local community, a company, a school, a college, an organization, a country, the world.

~ Phil Bradley, English Author

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      Location

      210 River Road, Loudon, TN 37774

      865-458-3161