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Memphis Public Library and Information Center

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The first public library in the city of Memphis was the Cossitt library, opened at 33 South Front Street on April 23, 1893. It was the headquarters for the library system until 1955 when the Main library was opened at 1850 Peabody.

Today, the Memphis Public Library and Information Center has 18 branches. The library's current headquarters is the Central library at 3030 Poplar Avenue which opened in 2001. Each library location offers books, audio/visual materials, Internet access, tax forms, voter registration forms, and more. Click here to learn how to get a library card. Library locations, hours, and contact numbers are listed below:

  • Bartlett
    Address: 5884 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134
    Phone: (901)386-8968
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m - 5 p.m.

  • Central
    Address: 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38111-3527
    Phone: (901)415-2700
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. -5 p.m.

  • Cherokee
    Address: 3300 Sharpe, Memphis, TN 38111
    Telephone: (901)743-3655
    Hours: Monday - Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Cordova
    Address:8457 Trinity Rd., Cordova, TN 38018
    Phone: (901)754-8443
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday CLOSED

  • Cornelia Crenshaw
    Address: 531 Vance Avenue, Memphis, TN 38126
    Phone: (901)525-1643
    Hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday & Sunday CLOSED

  • Cossitt
    Address: 33 South Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103
    Telephone: (901)526-1712
    Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5p.m., Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

  • East Shelby
    Address: 7200 East Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38125
    Phone: (901)751-7360
    Hours: Monday - Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Frayser
    Address: 3712 Argonne, Memphis TN 38127
    Telephone: (901)357-4115
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Gaston Park
    Address: 1040 S. Third Street, Memphis, TN 38106
    Telephone: (901) 942-0836
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 12:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Highland
    Address: 460 S. Highland, Memphis TN 38111
    Phone: (901) 452-7341
    Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday CLOSED

  • Hollywood
    Address: 1530 N. Hollywood, Memphis, TN 38108
    Telephone: (901)323-6201
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Levi
    Address: 3676 Hwy 61 South, Memphis, TN 38109
    Phone: (901)789-3140
    Hours: Monday - Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • North
    Address: 1192 Vollintine, Memphis, TN 38107
    Telephone: (901)276-6631
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Parkway Village
    Address: 4655 Knight Arnold, Memphis TN 38118
    Phone: (901)363-8923
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Poplar-White Station
    Address: 5094 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117
    Phone: (901)682-1616
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday CLOSED

  • Raleigh
    Address: 3157 Powers Road, Memphis, TN 38128
    Phone: (901)386-5333
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday CLOSED

  • Randolph
    Address: 3752 Given, Memphis, TN 38122
    Phone: (901)452-1068
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • South
    Address: 1929 South Third Street, Memphis, TN 38109
    Telephone: (901)946-8518
    Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday CLOSED

  • Whitehaven
    Address: 4120 Mill Branch Road, Memphis, TN 38116
    Telephone: (901)396-9700
    Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday CLOSED

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