Here's a list of Memphis libraries

The Memphis education system has long been the backbone of our city, inspiring generations of Memphis creatives and Memphis entrepreneurs, and our robust public library system is one of the most important links in the chain. If you’re looking for a library near you, here’s what you need to know.

Each of the 18 libraries in Memphis has its own Facebook page, giving you the opportunity to get a feel for each library before you visit as well as keeping you informed about upcoming special events. Most locations offer public Wi-Fi, meeting rooms and copy services, with additional available amenities listed online. Here’s a quick rundown of all 18 libraries in Memphis:

  • Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library is located at 3030 Poplar Ave. Its normal hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Notably, this library is home to Cloud 901, a state-of-the-art creative research and performance lab just for teens.
  • Bartlett Library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. It’s located at 5884 Stage Rd.
  • Cherokee Library is located at 3300 Sharpe Ave. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • You’ll find Cordova Library at 8457 Trinity Rd. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial Library is located at 531 Vance Ave. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and it offers public Wi-Fi and laptop checkout.
  • Cossitt Library is located downtown at 33 South Front St. While the library undergoes renovations, events are being hosted in the Cossitt Courtyard.
  • Located at 7200 East Shelby Rd. (East Shelby Dr. and Old Germantown Rd.), East Shelby Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Frayser Library is located at 3712 Argonne St. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • Situated in Gaston Park, Gaston Park Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It is located at 1040 South 3rd St.
  • Hollywood Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. It is located at 1530 North Hollywood St.
  • Levi Library sits at 3676 Highway 61 South, otherwise known as South 3rd St. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • You’ll find North Library at 1192 Vollintine Ave. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • Parkway Village Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 4655 Knight Arnold Rd.
  • Poplar-White Station Library is located at 5094 Poplar Ave. Its normal hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
  • Located at 3157 Powers Rd., Raleigh Library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
  • Randolph Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is located at 3752 Given Ave.
  • You’ll find South Library at 1929 South 3rd St. Its normal hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
  • Whitehaven Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It is located at 4120 Mill Branch Rd.

As previously mentioned, each library maintains its own special events calendar. You can also find a list of those events and many more on the I Love Memphis blog.

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