Like everyone else, we’re following the COVID-19 outbreak closely and taking steps to stay as safe and healthy as possible. 

That’s why all branches of the Rutherford County Library System will remain closed through Saturday, April 25.

Fines will not accrue on materials due during that time, so there is no need to return them until the libraries reopen. Please make use of our online resources such as OverDrive (Libby) and Hoopla for e-books, e-audios, music, movies and more. If you need to renew your current library card, email Carol Ghattas at, and she will update your card as soon as possible. If you don’t have a library card, but want to use online resources, you can visit our website at and sign up for an Ecard.

We will continue to offer limited curbside service for pickup of available holds AT LINEBAUGH LIBRARY ONLY.  To place a hold, visit our Rutherford County Library System app or website and search the online catalog for an item. Place the hold, and once you’ve received notification of its availability, you can visit the library between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., parking in the pull-off area on Church Street, text or call the curbside number 615-809-9225, giving staff your name and library card number. They will check the items out and bring them to your car.  

Again, this service will be offered only Monday through Friday from 10AM – 2PM at Linebaugh Public Library. No other services will be offered at this time.

We know the library is a valued resource for so many readers and supporters.  We want to get back to normal as quickly and safely as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience this decision might cause, but we appreciate your understanding and always appreciate your support.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Drive. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit