The Collinwood Depot Branch Library held its grand opening on September 4, 2001. It is housed in the Depot Station that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places April 1, 1988. The current building was originally built in 1916 which was home to 4 rooms. The Depot was placed next to the completed railway that connected Collinwood to Iron City in 1913. With the town booming in 1918, a baggage room and additional warehouse were added to the station.
With railway operations on the down turn, the station ceased operation on 1939 and the tracks were removed in the early 1940's. After the abandonment and removal of the railway the Depot was, in the ensuing years, used as a house, warehouse, and at one time a grist mill. The Collinwood City Government utilized the Depot as City Hall from 1965-1977 and later was called home by a Senior Citizen Center. To the advantage of the citizens of Collinwood the depot building was newly renovated and is know known as "The Collinwood Depot Branch Library".
There are currently two part-time staff available to serve all of your library needs.
There are three computers, at present time, available to the public and are internet accessible.
Printing, copying, and faxing are offered to the public for a nominal fee.
The Library is part of the Interlibrary Loan System. For a postage fee of $1.50 a patron may borrow titles from other libraries in the ILL System from across the State of Tennessee. Books on loan through the ILL System are usually available within two weeks of order.
There are over 300 videos, 70+ audio books, and magazines available for check-out.
The check-out times for books/magazines are 3 weeks with a check-out time on videos of 2 days.
There are approximately 5,000 catalogued books in the collection with numerous paperbacks. The library has adult fiction, adult non-fiction, reference and genealogy, juvenile and young adult fiction/non-fiction, and easy classification of books available.
Old Timers Day
The Collinwood Depot Library has an annual Old Timer’s Day Book Sale. Several hard backs, paperbacks, etc. will be available for sale. Prices are $1.00 for hardbacks and .50, .25 and .10 for paperback books. We are currently accepting donations for our Book Sale.
The library accepts donations of videos. Also new and good, condition used hardback and paperback books. All donations are greatly appreciated.
NEW SERVICE: A small collection of CD’s are now available for check-out at the library.
The Collinwood Depot Branch Library has used hard and paperback books for sale.