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Parkway Village Branch Library
Address: 4655 Knight Arnold, Memphis TN 38118
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 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.
Storytime: Call the branch for program information.
History of the Branch
In prior years to the mid 1950's, the area that is now Parkway Village was quiet farmland with country roads and cotton fields. In 1956, developers began planning the area for gracious suburban living". Over the next decade the area grew rapidly and on October 23 1966 the new 6000 sq. ft. Parkway Village Library was formally dedicated. The Commercial Appeal reported that lines were so long many people stood in line for over 2 hours to get their cards and check out books. In 1972, an expansion project added an additional 2,800 sq. ft. to the west side of the building.
In subsequent years the library staff worked diligently to meet the needs of a growing, changing, and diverse community. In the 2005 fiscal year, 145,574 customers checked out 85,513 items and the 130 programs offered were attended by 2,939 people.
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.
The Parkway Village Library has twelve public computers which can be used for either Internet access or word processing. The computers are available on a first come, first served basis. The branch offers frequent free computer and internet basics classes. Registration is required. Call the branch for dates of computer classes.
To see what’s going on at the Parkway Village Branch or any other libraries, check out InfoDATES, News and Events at Your Memphis Public Libraries or call 363-8923.
Job and Career Center
Parkway Village Branch is one of five locations in the Memphis Public Library system designated a Job & Career Center. We have a large collection of materials in areas such as career selection, exam preparation guides, scholarships, college directories, resume preparation, and job hunting. For more Jobs and Career information consult the JobLINC Job and Career Center.
Parkway Village features a large collection of audio books, both abridged and unabridged, and a rapidly growing collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) materials. Other materials include: Popular Library materials, Large Print Books, Classic literature required for schools, Job and Career Center, DVD's and Videos, and Children and Young Adult materials.
While no public meeting rooms are available, we do offer "The Quiet Room", a comfortable, attractive room for reading, study, or quiet comtemplation.
Elementary: Evans, Goodlett, Knight Road, Newberry, Sheffield, Oakhaven, Cromwell, Fox Meadows, and Getwell
Middle: Wooddale, American Way
High Schools: Sheffield, Wooddale, Oakhaven
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