Fort Loudoun Regional Library
This Web site is designed to be a "resource center" for the librarians and library trustees of the Fort Loudoun Region. All other visitors are also welcome, as this Web site will familiarize visitors with the services and programs of the Tennessee Regional Library System.
Vision and Mission
The vision of the Fort
Loudoun Regional Library, and its counterpart regional libraries across
the state of Tennessee, is that the citizens of Tennessee will have
the information they need for personal growth and development.
The Fort Loudoun Regional Library is a support
service agency of the Tennessee
State Library and Archives, Tennessee
Department of State. The regional library center is one
of twelve multi-county regional library centers across the state,
combining their efforts as the Tennessee Regional
The Fort Loudoun Regional Library provides a wide range of services to its 27 member public libraries, including leadership and guidance, materials support, outreach services, technology support, and training.
The Fort Loudoun Regional Library celebrates its 66th year of service to the East Tennessee library community in 2005.
The Fort Loudoun Regional Library Center acts as a service link between the Tennessee State Library and Archives (Tennessee Department of State) and the library boards and public libraries in its nine-county service area. The regional library coordinates local library services and provides certain services to the public and to the member libraries.
Since the beginning, it has been our role to provide:
The Fort Loudoun service area covers 3,489 square miles and has a population of 425,258 (2000 census). The regional library presently serves twenty-seven public libraries and approximately 30 outreach service points.
A new era in regional library service began on 1 July 1999, when the regional library system was incorporated into the Tennessee Department of State, Tennessee State Library & Archives as official state agencies. Prior to that time, the regional library boards were independent local governments, contracting with the Tennessee Department of State to provide service to the member libraries.