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Borrow a Book From Another Library (ILL)
Books, audiobooks and videos not owned by the Williamson County Public Library system may be borrowed from other libraries by patrons in good standing. No item may be requested within its first year of publication. The limit is 25 requests per calendar year and process up to 3 requests at one time. Check with Library staff for details.
Borrow an eReader
Check out an eReader from any branch library. Place a hold in the catalog or ask staff. The loan period is 3 weeks and may be renewed 1 time. eReader content list by author and title.
Computers and Internet Access
- Free wireless internet access (WIFI) is available at all branches
- Access to computers requires a valid library card, a TLC sticker or a guest pass
- Visitor Guest pass available with proper ID for 30 days
- Preschool kids computers
- Public access computers with filtered internet access
- Internet policy
- Microsoft Office 2003 Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, Word
- Microsoft Office 2010 Suite: Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word
- Black & white printing 10 cents per page, color printing $1.00 per page
- Wireless printing is not available.
A copier is available at the library. The cost is 10 cents per page for letter and legal size copies.
Now the entire collection of the Williamson County Public Library system is available to you from any branch library. The courier service runs 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. Expect delivery in a few days if the book is available on the shelf.
A send only fax service is available at the Circulation Desk of the Main Library and branch libraries for 20 pages or less. Local call fee is $1.00 for the first page and $0.25 per additional page thereafter. Long distance fax fee is $2.00 for the first page and $0.25 per additional page thereafter. No charge for the cover sheet.
Income Tax Forms
During the tax season, February through April 15, WCPL hosts tax preparation assistance in partnership with the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). More information is posted on our income tax page along with a list of tax forms available at the Main Library . Tax forms are available online at the IRS web site.
Lost and Found
Personal items left in the Main Library will be kept for 1 week before they are discarded. Ask at the Circulation Desk or call 615-595-1277 for further information.
Low Vision Reader
The Franklin Lions Club donated a low vision reader for public use at the Main Library. It is located on the second floor in the Reference Department. Reference staff are available to assist with the reader.
Meeting rooms are available at the Main, Fairview and Nolensville libraries for use by local non-profit groups and organizations. Please review the Meeting Room policy prior to contacting staff to make a reservation. Meeting room reservations require a minimum of two weeks notice and a signed guidelines agreement prior to the meeting.
Small group meeting space, no more than 10 people, and study area is available at the Main Library. The Williamson Room, located on the second floor of the library in the Special Collections Department is available during the hours of 9-5:30PM Monday-Saturday, and 9-7:30pm on Thursdays. All group policies apply.
To book the small -group meeting space at Franklin, contact Special Collections at 615-595-1246 ext 1.
To book the Franklin main meeting room, contact Administration at 615-595-1250
Contributions may be made "in honor of" and "in memory of" individuals and families at all branch libraries. Please consider donating to the library to honor your friend or loved one.
Larger contributions may be designated to make ongoing purchases of materials or to purchase furnishings or other equipment (Please note that these items will not carry a donor plate).
- A $20 gift will purchase an individual book in which is placed a gift plate listing the names of both the donor and the honoree. The library also sends a notice of the gift to the family of the person in whose honor or memory the book is given.
- The donor may specify a subject.
- Contributions of less than $20 are placed in the Enrichment Fund and used cumulatively to purchase larger and more expensive materials.
- Call 615-595-1242 (ext. 4) 9am - 4pm, for assistance with your memorial contribution Tuesday through Saturday 9 am until 4 pm.
By APPOINTMENT ONLY. Notary service is provided without charge during regular library hours from Monday-Saturday. To schedule an appointment at the Main Library please call 615-595-1243. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins. If visiting a branch library, call before coming to confirm that a Notary will be available.
One-On-One Computer, Software, eReader & Tablet Assistance
Patrons may schedule a One-on-One appointment with Reference library staff for assistance. Appointments are 30-minute sessions with a staff member who will offer computer assistance to fit your library resource needs. This service is ideal for creating an email account, learning to use the mouse and keyboard, managing and maximizing your library account, electronic library resource tutorials, and both basic and intermediate level questions about Microsoft Office programs. Service is limited to resources available via the library computers. You will need your library card to log onto a library computer.
Bring your ereader or tablet for assistance with using the device, adding Apps and downloading from the library's ebook and eaudiobook websites.
Appointments are offered Monday to Friday between9:30-11:30 and 2:00-7:00. Please call the Reference Department at 615-595-1243 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Curious about what to read next? Librarians at each branch are ready to assist you. At the Main Library, visit the Reference Desk or call 615-595-1243. Books & Authors database is a great online resource for discovering new authors. Join one of WCPLtn's book groups.
Librarians in the Reference Department are ready to provide assistance in using our print and database collections. They will also provide help navigating the library's growing eBook reference collection.
- Residents of Williamson County may contact the library to prearrange a date and time to take a proctored exam.
- Arrangements are made based on the availability of staffing on the requested date.
Tour the Library
Main Library department tours are available upon request. Contact Reference Services at 615-595-1243.
TWRA Boating Safety Exam
- The TWRA Boating Exam must be taken online. The test taker must have a valid Williamson County library card, TLC sticker or computer guest pass.
- A test taker between the ages 11 and 17 must have permission to use the internet on his/her library account.
- A computer guest pass may be issued to a test taker under the age of 17 as long as a parent or guardian is present to sign the application.
- Appointments are required. Call 615-595-1243.
- Prior to the exam, Type 600 boating safety exam permit must be purchased for $10.00. Permits are available at stores that sell hunting and fishing licenses.
- The exam permit will also serve as a temporary certificate if you pass the exam.
- Test takers can get a free study guide, "Boat Tennessee: A Course on Responsible Boating" at the Reference desk.
Vanderbilt University Libraries
A courtesy access card to Vanderbilt Libraries, except Eskind Biomedical, may be checked at the Main Library Reference Service desk. The loan period is one week.
Voter Registration Forms
Copies of the Mail-In Voter Registration Form are available at all library locations. Contact each location for more information. Mail-In Voter Registration Forms are also available as a PDF file.
Check out a WI-FI Hotspot
Internet on the GO for WI-FI compatible devices. Checkout is limited to county residents, 18 years of age or older, for a period of 1 week. Requests for a hotspot may be placed in the catalog, search T-Mobile, or ask your home library staff. Williamson County coverage map.