There are approximately 152,000 items including books, reference materials, audio books, and newspapers located at this ... More
Blount County Public Library
There are approximately 152,000 items including books, reference materials, audio books, and newspapers located at this library. It also features 30 online catalog stations and 24 public computers, 20 located in the adult area and four located in the children's room.
The library is put together very well, the children's librarian was wonderful, fun and helpful. However, they had 6 people at the front to check out a book and there is no way they could have made it more difficult. The staff at the registration desk were the most frustrating people I have ever worked with. They were very confrontational. This is no way to get the next generation into the library.
This library is an absoluteyl wonderful place to spend a quiet day. The materials are easy to find, it has an open setting. There are so many places to sit whether you are reading on your own or with friends The Bookmark Cafe is wonderful (and cheap for such service!). I am going to start spending my days there.
In 2004 we were searching for a place to call home in our retirement years. A library was important. Blount County's library is one of the best and was a deciding factor we chose Maryville as our new home.
Friendly, can find what you are looking for, coffee is great!, and so relaxing to just spend a day.