Find a book at your library
Use the library's online catalog, to locate books, videos, or other materials owned by the Rutherford County Library System. Note: Your default PIN is the last six digits of the barcode on your library card.
Find Digital Materials
Use R.E.A.D.S. (Regional eBook & Audiobook Download System) to find downloadable audio books, electronic books and videos. Material can be downloaded to a variety of devices. Check out is from 2-3 weeks and return is automatic -- no late fees ever! You may check out a maximum of 10 titles at a time. Like normal library materials, you can place a hold on any unavailable title and receive an email notification when the material is ready for you to check out. To access this collection, download the Libby app or visit the R.E.A.D.S. website:
• On your first visit, you will need to download free software from the website, in order to listen to the digital audio books.
• To sign in, select the Stones River Region.
• Then select your library branch (Eagleville, Linebaugh, MGL, TEC, or Smyrna) and enter your library card number.
Borrow movies, music, eBooks, comics and more with hoopla and your RCLS library card!
New Book Alerts is a free service that will send you an email of all new materials purchased through the Rutherford County Library System.
You can find reading suggestions through the Tennessee Electronic Library. Books & Authors combines more than 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner, and librarian's favorites lists to help bring readers and literature together.
Use Fantastic Fiction to search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information. Also find "authors like this one" suggestions.
Find Digital Materials for Children
Find a book in another library
Use the Tennessee Public Library Catalog, to search the catalogs of most public libraries in the state of Tennessee. This useful tool can tell you which libraries in the state own a title that you seek. You may also use AGent to learn which libraries subscribe to a particular newspaper or periodical.
Use WorldCat to search for materials in thousands of public, university, and other libraries. You can search for books, music, and videos, to see what libraries near you own them. You can also find research articles and digital books that can be directly viewed or downloaded.
If you're looking for a book that RCLS does not own, you can request to borrow it for free from another library via Interlibrary Loan. Please search the library catalog before placing an Interlibrary Loan request to be certain we do not already own the book. Complete our Interlibrary Loan Form and return to Linebaugh Library (Service Desk, 2nd floor) or Smyrna Library. Forms may be sent via email to Linebaugh Library or Smyrna Library, except for first-time ILL users. If you have never requested an item through interlibrary loan, your first one requires a visit to the service desk at Linebaugh or Smyrna to read the terms and sign the form. Future requests may be made by email or by phone.
We check patron requests regularly and typically fill most that apply to our collection. If a request is purchased, we will automatically put the item on hold for you under your account. You can check your online account regularly to check the status of whether the item was added to the collection and placed on hold for you. Only requests for items already published or planning to be released within the next 3 months will be considered for purchase. An automatic hold on the item is not guaranteed and you should check frequently for the addition of the item.
Sign into your account via our online catalog and you can fill out the form under your account drop-down list.
And, for Authors...
We appreciate your interest in adding your work to our collection. It is our goal to incorporate books and media into our collection that represent both local interest topics and local authors. Local authors are welcome to donate a copy to the library to be added to our Local Author Collection.
New Book Alerts
New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that your interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.
Get involved in a book or writers group at the library!
The next best thing to reading a book is discussing it with friends! There are many opportunities to be a part of a book club at one of the RCLS branches.
Afternoon Book Club at Linebaugh
The Afternoon Book Club meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Linebaugh Conference Room. The Afternoon Book Club reads a mixture of light and serious novels and nonfiction and enjoys outings several times a year.
Forever Young Adult Book Group at Linebaugh
Forever Young Adult book club is a group of YA fans who are a little less “Y”(oung) and a bit more “A”(dult). Whether you’re a regular YA reader or you need a break from your usual “to read” list, all are welcome! Meets every third Saturday at 2:00 in the Meeting Room at Linebaugh. Click HERE for the current list of upcoming books.
Lit Wits Book Group at Linebaugh
The Lit Wits Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Linebaugh Conference Room. The Lit Wits Book Club is a small, informal group which holds lively discussions with nonjudgmental, warm, welcoming book lovers.
Graphic Novel Book Group at Linebaugh
Comics and Graphic Novels Group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. This book group will focus on all genres of this format, revisiting classics as well as discussing more recent Graphic Novel titles.
The Tuesday Morning Book Group at Linebaugh
The Tuesday Morning Book Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Linebaugh Conference Room. The Tuesday night group reads a mixture of literary fiction, non-fiction, and classics.
Mboro Writers Group at Linebaugh
The Murfreesboro Writers Group is a group of local writers who seek to improve their work through mutual critique. The group meets every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor Conference Room at Linebaugh Library. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to visit to see if you'd like to join the group. You might hear science fiction, poetry, alternate reality, memoir, fantasy, mystery, literary fiction, or more. For more information, visit us on Facebook.
Read it First Book Group
Join us at Linebaugh for our new Read It First Book Club for young readers each Friday at 3 pm. We'll watch the movie adaptation on the last Friday of each month to compare the two!
November's book is Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and we will only be meeting once on November 3rd to read the book AND watch the movie.
Friends of Eagleville Library Book Club
The Friends of Eagleville Library Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library. Everyone is welcome!
MGL Book Club
MGL Library's Short & Sweet Book Club, is a virtual short story book club that meets the last Thursday of each month. This club will focus on discussing short stories for those who prefer to quick reads from a variety of different genres. Every month we will discuss a different short story most of which are in the public domain. Sit back, enjoy a short and sweet read, and join the discussion!
Books and Brews in the Boro
“Books & Brews in the Boro” is an ebook club based out of the Technology Engagement Center. The plan is to meet monthly, off-site, at a fine, locally owned establishment.
Our titles will be chosen using hoopla, which is FREE with your library card (which is also free!) - so there are no holds, no waiting, no kidding!
Join our Facebook group for more information.
For December we've selected A Christmas Carol Murder, available as ebook and audiobook.
A fun and adventurous story that turns the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol into a murder mystery that Dickens himself must solve.
The next discussion will be on WEDNESDAY 12/13/23, at Joanie's on the Square.
Sci-Fri Book Club
The TEC is partnering with the Science Friday podcast's SciFri Book Club. We will meet on the last Friday of every month to discuss their book club pick. You can find more information at: sciencefriday.
December 2023: The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2023 by Carl Zimmer and Jaime Green
Cheers 2023 with a roundup of the year's best science and nature essays. Read this collection and meet with us at the TEC on Friday, December 29th at 5:00 pm to discuss.
Want to host a group?
If you are interested in facilitating a new book group, please contact Garrett Crowell at email@example.com.
To register your child (ages 5 and below) or to update your mailing address, contact Elsa Britt at 615-962-7424.
The Rutherford County Library System would like to take this opportunity to remind you to participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Please call or stop by Youth Services at any of our branches for more information on this free program.