Library Information

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Library Services

Our libraries offer a variety of services to the Sullivan County community, including:

Call us or drop by any of our branches for any questions you have about our services. We’d love to help you find what you need.

Library History

The Sullivan County Library System has grown from a small space in the courthouse with 500 books to five branches throughout the county with a collection of approximately 120,000 items.

The library continues to grow in services to the community, offering a wide variety of print and digital materials. We are an internet connectivity resource center with public access computers and Wi-Fi in our libraries as well as providing WiFi hotspots for home use. Other services provided include copies, faxes, scanning, and notary services


1655 Blountville Blvd. Blountville, TN 37617

Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm

Friday-Saturday: 9am-5pm

Phone: (423) 279-2714

Fax: (423) 279-2836

The main branch of the Sullivan County Public Library is located in Blountville, Tennessee at 1655 Blountville Blvd. It has a strong history of serving the county’s population with reading and reference material, as well as area historical and genealogical material.


3230 Van Horn Street Kingsport, TN 37660

Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm

Phone: (423) 288-1310

Fax: (423) 502-5765

In 1962, the second branch of the Sullivan County Library opened in the Bloomingdale area of Kingsport. The Bloomingdale Ruritan Club felt there was a strong need for an adequate library to enhance educational opportunities in the community.

Colonial Heights

149 Pactolus Road Kingsport, TN 37663

Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm

Phone: (423) 239-1100

Fax: (423) 502-6785

In 1961, the Sullivan County Library Board decided to look into the feasibility and need for a branch library in the Kingsport suburb of Colonial Heights. A book deposit station for the Watauga Regional bookmobile had been servicing Colonial Heights since 1956

Sullivan Gardens

104 Bluegrass Drive Kingsport, TN 37660

Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm

Phone: (423) 349-5990

Fax: (423) 502-4393

The fourth branch of the Sullivan County Library system was established in Sullivan Gardens in 1975. The citizens of the community, led by the Sullivan Garden Optimist Club, entered into an agreement with Sullivan County to establish a branch library.

Thomas Memorial

481 Cedar Street Bluff City, TN 37618

Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm

Phone: (423) 538-1980

Fax: (423) 502-5732

Library services have been provided to the Bluff City community beginning as early as 1949, when a collection of books was kept at the Smith Drug Store. Then in 1964, the Avoca Library began providing Bluff City residents with reading materials.

Meet Our Board


Board Chair

Jonathan Sellers

Vice Chair

Paulette Carrier


Nancy Shelton


Andrew Cross

April Hurd

Paula Mullins

Martha Steadman

Board Documents: