Available by phone Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm (276) 645-8780

We are sad to say that the Bristol Public Library and its Avoca Branch has made the difficult decision to close to protect our patrons and our staff. The health and safety of our community is our priority. Effective Wednesday March 18th, we will be closed until further notice.

Please don’t worry about items that you have checked out as we will be automatically renewing them until the threat has passed.

If you have questions, staff will be monitoring email, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. Also, check out our website for resources you can use from home, including e-books, audiobooks, educational resources, and even the daily Bristol Herald Courier. Please stay safe.

Tonia Kestner, Executive Director and the Bristol Public Library staff.

Stuck at home?

OverDrive is a free service offered by your library or school that lets you borrow digital content (like ebooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere. Every OverDrive collection is slightly different because each library or school picks the digital content they want for their users.

You don’t need a library card to access this service!  You can gain access for free using your mobile number.

Take a Free Class

Take one of the free courses from our learning partner Universal Class! From Accounting to Psychology, History to Web Development. All classes are absolutely free with your library card!

Explore the Tennessee Electronic Library

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.

Read the Local Newspaper

The Bristol Herald Courier is available to read in complete and up to date form online.

Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages.

Learn a Language

Rocket Language offers online language learning courses that are practical, powerful, and proven to work. Access is free with your library card!

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Bristol’s Promise’s local resources to protect yourself and your family.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION

Up to date information about the Library’s hours during severe weather can be accessed by calling (276-645-8780).