About Us

Elizabethton Carter County Public Library entrance
Kids viewing large truck
Kid's program
Downtown event
Adult program defense training

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

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Staff


Library Director

Bernadette Weese

Patron Services Supervisor

Monica Calhoun

Children's Librarian

Ashlee Williams

Teen Librarian

Harley Williams


Joseph Penza

Technology Librarian

Maryann Owen


Rebecca Dugger

Library Clerk

Nathan Baird

Library Clerk

Laura Ellis

Library Clerk

Teri Heim

Library Clerk

Regina Luttrell