The Bartlett Public Library is part of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center. Fully funded by the City of Bartlett, the Bartlett Public Library offers access to approximately 110,000 items within its own collection and thousands of items in other Memphis library locations. In most instances, items from other locations can be delivered to the Bartlett Library overnight.
Residents and property owners in Bartlett, Memphis, and unincorporated Shelby County are entitled to a free Memphis Public Library card. Non-residents may pay a $50 yearly fee to use Bartlett and Memphis libraries.
To obtain a card, bring valid identification and proof of current address or property owned to the library's Check-Out Desk. Customers 17 and younger need to be accompanied by a parent of guardian to obtain a library card
Books, audio books, Non-fiction Videos, & CDs ........21 days
Entertainment DVDs & Magazines...........................7 days
Books have no check-out fees. Audio CDs and cassettes are $0.50 per cassette or CD; DVDs and videos are $2. Children's audio books have no check-out fees.
Photocopies are $0.20 per page. Printing from public computers costs $0.20 per black-and-white page and $1 per color page.
The library charges $0.20 per day, per item for overdue books, audio books, music CDs, and magazines, up to a maximum of $5 per item. Fines are $0.10 per day, per item for children's materials, up to a maximum of $3 per item. If a group of overdue items is returned on the same day, the maximum charge is $15. Overdue videos and DVDs are $1 per day, per item, with a maximum charge of $15.
The cost of replacing lost or damaged items varies.
Customers who owe $2 or more or have an item overdue longer than 10 days cannot check out additional materials.
Ages 14 and up are welcome to volunteer for a variety of tasks at the library. Interested persons should call the library's Information Desk for more details
Storytimes for ages 2 through 5 are held weekly on Wednesday mornings at 10:15 and 11:15. Registration is required. To register, call or stop by the library's Information Desk.
Special programs and events are held throughout the year and are advertised in the library as well as on the library's web site.
Summer activities are held in June and July.
Customers can view library account information, renew books, place holds on items, and access the library catalog and informational databases 24 hours a day at www.memphislibrary.org.
The Bartlett Library has 20 computers for public use which access the internet and Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel. There is a one-hour time limit on these computers. Use of the computers is free, but charges apply for printing. A valid library card is required to use the computers.
Wireless internet access is available for use with laptop computers and other personal devices equipped with wireless capabilities.