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East Shelby Branch Library
Address: 7200 East Shelby Dr. (East Shelby Dr. & Old Germantown Rd.) Memphis, TN. 38125
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday & Sunday CLOSED, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Holiday Closings for all Memphis Public Library & Information Center libraries can be found here.
Storytimes: Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Child Care Provider Workshops 2014
For a complete schedule, see below.
East Shelby Branch Library is a recent addition to the Memphis/Public Library & Information Center. It is located in the Hickory Hill area. In December 1989, the City Council voted to annex 15.6 square miles of the Hickory Hill area for development. The result was a legal battle that lasted over 11 years and finally ended in July 1998. This battle also became a stumbling block to a new library being built in the area, because of the uncertainty of the final results of the lawsuit, although a library was certainly needed and actively sought. The annexed area of Hickory Hill officially became part of the city of Memphis on January 1, 1999, however, the East Shelby branch library is on the edge of the city and county boundary line and is considered to be a county branch. It opened on Feb. 15, 1999 with an official grand opening on March 16, 1999.
The branch serves 2 high schools, 3 middle schools and 7 elementary schools.
East Shelby is one of the larger branches in the library system with 30,000 square feet. The Shelby County Government funded the construction costs. The Branch is one of only a few in the system featuring a self-checkout machine.
Computers for browsing the Internet (including email), accessing information online, or for use with word processing etc. are available for public use. See the Internet Use Policy and the Computer Assistance Policy for more information.
There are 36 public PCs with Internet access, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Access and the Library Catalog computer. All are served by network printers.
There are approximately 80,000 items with more still coming in each day.
These items include :
- A wide selection of musical CDs (gospel, rap, blues, soundtracks, R&B, etc.)
- Medical books on a wide variety of subjects (health, pregnancy, mental illness, etc)
- Interior design and exterior home improvement
- Art techniques and artists
- Price guides for dolls, antiques, coins, and other collectibles
- Religious topics
- Self-improvement ( body and mind)
- Classics and Cliff Notes
- Personal finance
- Languages (including Japanese and Chinese)
- Books written in Spanish
- Books on tape
- A huge selection of videos
- Performing Artists
- Wide collection on Travel Books
Two public meeting rooms with a seating capacity of 40 people in each room, which can combine into one large meeting room to accommodate 80 people. There is also a public conference room with a capacity of 12 people, two group study rooms, two tutoring rooms and kitchen facilities available.
Items for Sale at Check-Out Desk
The Check-Out Desk at each library has a handy "store" of useful items for sale
Other Branch Features
- Storytime room
- Exhibit gallery
- Libraries of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center
- Cornelia Crenshaw Branch Library
- East Shelby
- Gaston Park
- Parkway Village
- Poplar-White Station
- Map of Library Locations