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Summer Reading is Back!

June 7th  - July  23rd

Enjoy fun events & get prizes for Reading!

Registration begins May 31st through June 28th!

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Your library card needs to be updated every 2 years to remain active. Click HERE to update yours today!

Want a Library Card?  No Problem!

Fill out the form and we will mail you your library card. Once you have the card in hand, you are ready to check out your favorite books! 

Fine Free Through June 30, 2021!

The Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library Board of Trustees voted at their May 26th meeting to extend the practice of not charging fines on overdue items, that began in light of the closure due to COVID-19, until July 2021.  The Board wants the library’s patrons to know that they are well aware of how hard times are for many of us and that they hope waiving fines will help people return to the library. If patrons have fines on their account, they should contact the library to get these fines waived.  Unfortunately, lost items, items which have never been returned, will still require payment of the replacement fee. However if the item is returned, no matter when it was due, no fee will be charged. Patrons keeping items for 3 weeks over the due date will be sent an invoice for the material.


The one exception to this change of policy will be Hot Spots. The library must continue to charge overdue fines for “hot spots”, due to the fact that they are in high demand, and because the library needs to cover the cost of the hot spots that is paid each month for the use of these devices.


R.E.A.D.S. Link


Use your library card to check out eBooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines & more on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or any tablet, phone or computer!


Just click on the "R.E.A.D.S." icon to get started!

Tennessee Electronic Library

Get access to Homework Help, Magazine & Journal Articles, Test Prep, ACT, SAT, & AP Practice Tests, Job Search, Interview Tips, Resume writing, Language Learning, Encyclopedias, The Tennessean, Genealogy & Much more! Click on the TEL Link to begin!

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Memorial Donations

You can make donations "In Honor of" or "In Memory of" your friends and loved ones. These donations may be made in two ways; you may make a monetary donation to the Building Fund or Memorial Fund or you can donate a book*, which will then be displayed in our Memorial/In Honor of section of the library.

If you would like to mail your Memorial Donation to the Library please click on the Memorial Form and mail it to

Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library
220 S. Jefferson St., Shelbyville, TN 37160

Memorial Donation Form
Library Donation Form

Click anywhere on the form
for a printable version.

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