Wednesday, May 19, 2021


Due to the improved conditions in Rutherford County and the updated protocols provided through the Centers for Disease Control, the Rutherford County Library System (RCLS) Board of Directors voted at their May meeting to dissolve the COVID phased plan for all branch libraries, leaving restoration of services and any residual protocols up to Branch Managers and Supervisors with the approval of the Director of Libraries.

Masks are no longer mandated for patrons in RCLS facilities. While good health practices emphasized during the heightened days of the pandemic continue to be encouraged, patrons will find libraries slowly restoring services and practices to pre-pandemic norms.

“We are so grateful to our patrons for their support and encouragement during this past year,” shares Director of Libraries Rita Shacklett. “They enabled our staff to continue to serve their needs safely and with confidence due to their patience and willingness to adjust with us to the necessary changes we had to make in our services.”

For any questions about safety protocols or services, please call your local branch library.

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