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Kingsport Public Library, along with the majority of other area libraries, plans to begin a curbside pickup system on Monday, June 1.

Curbside service will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting the event calendar at or by calling 423-229-9465. Curbside appointments are offered Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and MUST be made by 3:30 p.m. for same day pickup.

Curbside pickup information:

  • Items must be placed on hold in order to be picked up. Place holds by logging in to your account on or by calling 423-229-9465
  • Limited to 10 holds per card
  • Items placed on hold are not guaranteed to be available
  • Schedule an appointment for curbside pickup by visiting the event calendar at or by calling 423-229-9465
  • Offered Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
  • Appointments must be scheduled by 3:30 p.m. for same day pickup

Curbside procedure:

  • When you arrive at the Library, park in spot on New Street and call 423-229-9366 to let us know you have arrived
  • Be ready to tell us who you are picking up books for
  • Let us know the make, model, and color of the vehicle
  • Open your trunk
  • When the staff member brings out the books hold your driver’s license up to the window so they can verify your identity
  • Books will be placed in the trunk

**All returns MUST be placed by you in the outside book returns, staff members are unable to take your returns at curbside delivery

**No donations are being accepted at this time

**Staff are unable to collect fines at this time

If you have any questions about the new curbside pickup system, please visit or call 423-229-9366 during regular library hours.