Clinton Public Library
118 South Hicks Street
Clinton, TN 37716
Director: Essy Day, MSLS
Phone: (865) 457-0519
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; closed Sunday. The Clinton Library is closed until 12 noon on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Clinton Public Library is a full-service level library that offers public-access computers with internet access, free Wi-Fi, a microfilm reader/printer, a full-service copy machine, and copy and fax services. The microfilm reader/printer is state of the art and allows you to save to your flash drive. Flash drives are not available from the library; you must bring your own. Laptops are allowed.
Clinton Public Library houses the Tennessee Collection, an extensive collection of historical and genealogical material that covers all of East Tennessee and several surrounding states. The collection was updated in late 2010. In addition to their print collection, it includes microfilm of Anderson County records (tax lists, probate, marriage, Register of Deeds, Chancery Court, Circuit Court and County Court as well as City of Clinton, Town of Lake City and Town of Norris), census records, a land grant index, vital statistics records and local Bible records. Clinton newspapers from 1888 – present (Clinton Gazette, Anderson County News, Clinton Courier-News and Clinton Appalachian Observer) are also available on microfilm.
In September 2010 the Native American Collection was added to the library’s holdings. It contains the complete series of Jeff Bowen’s abstractions of the Dawes Commission and Guion Miller rolls as well as other materials and research guides of interest to those with Native American ancestry.
Clinton Public Library also offers a limited volunteer research service for out-of-town researchers. See the library’s website for the volunteer’s contact information and specific details on this service.
All of Clinton Public Library’s non-circulating holdings, including the Tennessee and Native American Collections, are included in their online catalog for easy reference before making a trip to the library.