Computers and Wifi

Public computers and WiFi are available at all five branches of the Chattanooga Public Library. Access to the computers is limited to 2 hours per day if other patrons are waiting. Reservations can be made for the next available computer by phone or in person.

To listen to audio files online you may bring your own headphones or purchase $1 earbuds at the service desk.

The following applications are installed on most of the public computers: Microsoft Office 2016 including Word, Excel & PowerPoint; Chrome; Firefox; Edge; Internet Explorer; typical plug-ins such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, VNC player and PDF Creator.

To search the library’s full catalog please use the catalog computers. These stations may be used without a library card and do not have internet access.

Public computers at all locations shut down 15 minutes prior to closing.

Please call your branch with any questions.

Copying and Faxing

Black-and-white printing is 10¢ per page. Color printing is 50¢ per page.

Personal fax services are available at all library locations. Transmissions may be made using the self-service equipment at the rate of $1.00 per each multiple of 5 pages (for example 7 pages would be $2.00) for local calls. Long distance transmission costs $2.00 for each multiple of 5 pages. At this time we cannot receive fax transmissions for patrons to pick up.

Notary Services

Each location of the Chattanooga Public Library has Notary Publics on staff who provide services at no charge.

While notary service is available at all library branches, not all staff are notaries. Please call before you arrive to be sure a notary is available, that your document falls under the library’s notarization policy, and if your document is in a language other than English.  The library’s free notary service is intended for simple documents that do not require special expertise.

A notary public is not duly trained or certified to practice law. Therefore, notaries are unable to provide assistance in prescribing or determining the particular document a customer may need; selecting the type of notarization or certificate for a given document; preparing a document or giving advice on how to fill out, draft, or complete a document; providing legal counseling or advice in a legal matter that may or may not involve a notarial act.

Some commonly notarized documents include:

  • Sworn Statements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Rental Agreements
  • Copy Certifications
  • Beneficiary Designations for Retirement Accounts
  • Promissory Notes


Please note that we cannot notarize:

  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Homeland Security I-9 Forms
  • Auto titles without buyer address and name (state law requires this section be completed, regardless of circumstance)


Prepare for your appointment:

  • The library and notary public cannot provide legal advice and cannot help you prepare your documents. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney. 
  • Have all documents complete and ready for signature.
  • Bring a valid government-issued photo ID.
  • Consult with an attorney to determine if signature witnesses are needed. If yes, bring witnesses with you.
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