Bartlett Library

The Bartlett Public Library is part of Memphis Public Libraries. 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 or guardian to obtain a library card


Books, audiobooks, Non-fiction Videos, and CDs: 21 days

Entertainment DVDs and Magazines: 7 days


Books have no check-out fees. Audio CDs and cassettes are $0.50 per cassette or CD $3.00 maximum per cover; DVDs and videos are $2 per episode/cover. Children’s audiobooks have no check-out fees. 

A maximum of 25 items may be checked out at any one time.

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 no longer assesses late fees on overdue materials.  Please see our Eliminating Fees FAQ at for more details.  

The cost of all lost or damaged items must be paid.

Fees must be paid before additional items can be checked out.


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


Virtual Storytimes for ages 2 through 5 are held weekly on Thursday mornings at 10:30. 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 website.

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 Memphis Library.


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.