Bristol Public Library Reference Department

As technology continues to change and enhance our lives, the Bristol Public Library continues to look for new ways to provide quality services to residents of all ages. Materials are now available in a variety of formats, allowing Bristol Public Library to connect its users to unlimited information and resources.

The Bristol Public Library has a wide array of information resources available for your use. These include both resources available at the library and links to other sources of information such as online databases.

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Bristol Public Library Reference Department

The Reference Department is dedicated to providing information to our community in a variety of formats.  Here are some useful links:

Online Catalog

Online catalog: Search the Bristol Library collection as well as the collections of ETSU, Northeast State, and the public libraries of northeast Tennessee (NEWLibraries Catalog). If you want to borrow something, it will be delivered to you at either the Bristol Public Library or the Avoca Branch Library.

Interlibrary Loan Form

Interlibrary Loan Form: Obtain items from outside the Bristol Public Library and the NEWLibraries Catalog.