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Circulation and Computer Policies

The Jackson-Madison County Library welcomes you as a patron.  You are invited to make full use of the many types of library materials and services available to the public. The following  procedures have been established for the benefit of all patrons.

Library Cards

  • Cards are available to all residents of Madison County free of charge.  Those who work, own property or go to school full time in Madison County are also eligible for free cards.  All others must pay an annual $25.00 non-resident fee.
  • One free card will be issued initially, and one replacement card will be free once every three years.  After that, replacement cards are available for a charge of $1.00.
  • Adults must apply in person at the Circulation Desk with a photo ID and proof of current address.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has the above information.

Book Requests

Holds– If a book in the library catalog is not currently available you may request that it be put on hold for you at the circulation desk. Holds may be requested online by accessing your library card account through our online catalog. A PIN number is required. Please visit the circulation desk to set up a PIN.

Interlibrary Loan – Books not in our catalog may be requested by filling out a form at the circulation desk. Requests for books may be purchased or requested through interlibrary loan. All fines and overdue materials must be cleared before a book will be ordered from another library. Library Card required. For information about interlibrary loan contact Jeremy Gleeson at (731) 425-8600.

Loan periods and limits

All adult patrons are required to present either their library card or a photo ID to check out materials photo ID to check out materials.  Children must have their card or an adult with photo ID to check out materials.

Audio Books 2 weeks, limit 5
Books, Adult Fiction 2 weeks, no limit
Books, Adult Non-Fiction 2 weeks, limit 5 per subject
CD’s 2 weeks, limit 5
Videos and DVD’s 1 week, limit 4
Children’s Fiction 2 weeks, limit 25
Children’s Non-Fiction 2 weeks, limit 25, 5 per subject


All items may be renewed if not on hold for other patrons.  Items may be renewed by phone, on-line, or at the circulation desk for up to two or more loan periods.

Fines for Overdue Items:

Books, CD’s, Audio Books 10 cents per day, $4.00 max.
Videos and  DVD’s 50 cents per day, $10.00 max.
Equipment (Audiovisual) $5.00 per day, $50.00 max.

Lost or Damaged Items

Lost items are charges are the cost of the item plus a $2.00 handling fee. Damaged items will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please bring damaged item to the library, or if placing in a drop box, please leave a note with the damaged item. Video’s and DVD’s returned without the proper case will be charged the full price of the item.

Address Changes

Please notify the library of changes in your address andtelephone number.

Book Drops

Main Library – outside the East College Street entrance.
Madison South Shopping Center – near Save-a-Lot grocery.
Old Hickory Mall – near the outdoor postal center (J.C. Penney).
Library North –  3189 N. Highland

Books checked out at either Library North of the Main Library can be returned to any of the above locations.

Public Computers

Public Internet access and word processing are available through a self-service computer lab with a Jackson-Madison County Library Card and PIN number.  A visitor’s pass is available for non-residents with identification proving non-residency.

Patrons are allowed two sessions daily, each with a one hour time limit.

There is no age limit for the use of these computers, but children under age 16 need their parent’s permission to use the computers. They will need to have a parent with them to obtain a library card and set up their PIN number.

Wireless Internet – is available throughout the library as well as in the library’s garden.

Printing– printing services are available.  Black and white printouts are 15 cents per page and color printouts are 30 cents per page.

Photocopies – A photocopier is available for public use. Black and white copies are 15 cents per page.

Faxes – Fax services are available to the public. The cost is $1.00 per page to send a fax and 50 cents per page to receive a fax.

Other Departments and Services:

Children’s and Young Adult  Library—Events are posted on the Calendar page of this blog. For more information, call Jennifer Brewer at (731) 425-8600.

Tennessee Room—the Tennessee Room is located upstairs in the Main Library. It maintains a knowledgeable staff and materials related to historical and genealogical research.  Visit the Tennessee Room website for further information or call (731) 425-8600.

Library Board Room & Program Center—The Board Room is available for small meetings, the Program is available for larger groups for educational, cultural and civic programs by non-profit groups.  Call for Tina at (731) 425-8600  for more information or to schedule a room for your event.

Library Staff

Dinah Harris, Director
(731) 425-8600

Mirasol Fitzgerald, Administrative Assistant

Michael Baker, Outreach and A/V Librarian, 
(731) 425-8600

Jennifer Brewer, Children’s Librarian
(731) 425-8600

Circulation Staff – (731) 425-8600

Shetina Hoyle, Circulation Supervisor

Jeremy Gleeson, Circulation Assistant
Dalton Kilburn, Circulation Assistant
Debbie Lewis, Shelver
Lillian Fitzgerlad, Shelver

Technology Staff

Zoe Pride, Supervisor
Treaven Mitchell
Austin Kolb
Lantonio Jackson, Cataloging
Debbie Merritt, Cataloging

Support Staff

Flora Taylor, Custodian
Jay Newsom, Custodian
Frankann Cox, Accounting Consultant

Tennessee Room Staff – (731) 425-8600

Jack Wood, Tennessee Room Librarian
Evelyn Keel, Tennessee Room Assistant

Library North Staff – (731) 425-8600

Treaven Mitchell, Circulation Assistant
Randy Burns , Circulation Assistant