The Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library provides a full range of library services to residents and guests of all ages, aiding and supporting their civic, cultural, educational, intellectual, and recreational endeavors.
The library was started by the Business and Professional Women's club. In 1949, they donated a $35,000 building and 5,000 books to the City of Elizabethton and is the only project started by a civic organization that has been adopted into the city governance
The mission of the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library is to provide diverse programs; to connect community members with resources that meet basic needs; and to offer services that encourage creativity and inspire lifelong learning.
The vision of the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library is to be the heart of our community, where everyone is welcome to learn, discover, create, and connect.