Public Library

The Lawrence County Public Library System includes the main branch at 519 East Gaines Street, Lawrenceburg and the Loretto branch at 102 South Main Street, Loretto.

At both libraries, you can enjoy browsing the collection of books, videos, books on CD, magazines and other items that can be borrowed with a Library Card.

Learn more about getting your card at the Lawrence County Library Website.

Check the availability of materials at both branches through the online catalog.

Your Lawrence County Public Library card can also be used to borrow digital books, audiobooks, magazines, and videos through the Regional eBook and Audio Download System, R.E.A.D.S. . Go to its website to download directly to your favorite device, or use the free Libby app, available from Apple and Google Play. R.E.A.D.S. has over 100,000 items to choose from and more are added regularly.

Other Online Resources

Find tax forms, publications, and more.

The State Library & Archives offers a wealth of information about Tennessee history and culture. Through its website you can access video recordings of history and genealogy workshops; searchable collections of historic photos, videos, and documents; and a wide variety of other projects and services of TSLA.
TEL is a virtual library that you can access from your home computer, school computer lab, or smartphone – anywhere with an Internet connection. Access to over 400,000 electronic resources including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more can all be found here.

For Kids

We Read Wednesdays

The 2021 Summer Reading program will be all about tales with tails!
Story Walks will be held on Thursdays from June 10 to July 15 – in Lawrenceburg at the E.O. Coffman football field from 9-11 a.m. and in Loretto at Weathers Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

Story Walks are geared for Kindergarten through Third grade students, but all are welcome to join the festivities!

Tails and Tales

Check out our Facebook page each Wednesday for a new story read by staff members or a community volunteer!

History & Genealogy Research

The Lawrenceburg branch houses the Lawrence County Room, a permanent collection of over 900 books, 500 rolls of microfilm, and many other reference materials pertaining to local history and genealogy. All is available for unlimited use but cannot be removed from the Lawrence County Room.

The Lawrence County Public Library is an affiliate research center of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This means anyone logged in to their Familysearch account through the library’s Internet connection has access to many restricted records collections.

Thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library, researchers also have on-site access to; and

Friends of the Lawrence County Public Library

The Friends of the Lawrence County Public Library is a 501c3 registered nonprofit, organized in 1988 to provide support through membership dues and fundraisers, perform volunteer work, and participate in library programs. Dues are only $7 a year for a family membership. Applications are available on the library website.

Teresa Newton, Library Director

Contact Information

Teresa Newton, Library Director
519 East Gaines Street
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Phone: (931) 762-4627
Fax: (931) 766-1597

Hours of Operation


Monday, Thursday, & Friday:
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday:
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Monday – Thursday:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday & Sunday:

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