Pamela Thomas Metts, Director
244 Main Street
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 522-6301 - Office
(270) 522-1107 - Fax
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The library has a collection of over 45,000 books. Categories include
fiction, non-fiction, large print, and children’s. All books may be
checked out for two weeks and renewed if not on a hold list.
These books cannot be checked out, but may be enjoyed in the Library.
The audio books are very popular at the library and can be checked out for two
We have 114 magazines, 24 of which are for children. The newest magazines
cannot be checked out, but all others can for two weeks.
The library has a subscription to 7 different newspapers: Daily – Courier
Journal, Kentucky New Era, Paducah Sun, The Wall Street Journal, and USA
Today. Weekly – The Cadiz Record and the Tennessean (Sunday) & The
New York Times online
DVD’s & TV Seasons
DVD’s can be checked out for two days, TV Seasons can be checked out for two
weeks. The patron must be 18 years old, have a library card in good
standing, and have checked something out and brought it back before they may
check out videos.
The CD collection
contains a broad array of types including country, gospel, classical, rock, and
many more. Patrons may check out music CD’s for two weeks.
The library can borrow books from any library in the Commonwealth of Kentucky,
as well as twelve other states. This is a free service so we do not
borrow from other libraries that charge a fee. Just fill out the
Interlibrary Loan Form with the title and author and we will search for
it. It may take up to two weeks to receive the book.
The Genealogy Department in the library has over 1,000 books that cover Trigg
County, surrounding counties, and states. We have several local family
histories as well. We have a large collection of microfilm including
Trigg Co. Order Books, Deed Books, Tax Assessment Books, Cadiz Record
1905-1908, 1911, 1933-1941, 1946-1972, Will Books, Marriages, Deaths, and
Births. We also have an index to birth, death, marriage, and divorce records
This service is
free. You must show proper identification.
8x10 for $1.00; 4x5 for .50; 2x3 for .25
Heritage Quest is a Genealogy database that can be accessed through our
webpage. All you need is your library card; you will need to type in your
library barcode to connect.
Genealogy, Fold3 & Newspapers.com
This database is set up
on the computers and laptop in the library.
.25 for 8.5x11 or legal size color copies .50
$1.00 for the first page and .50 for each additional page for sending or
We have 6 computers that have access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and
Public Access Laptops
We have 12 laptop
computers equipped with access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, and are
networked to the printer. Patrons must be 18 years old to use the
Patrons can bring
their own wireless devices to access the Internet.
You can look at old Cadiz Record articles, death records and much more and
print the page for only .20.
Wednesdays are very special at the library because it’s Storytime.
Preschool children can enjoy books, songs, movies, and much more on Wednesday
at 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading is a wonderful program for children from 2-12. This
program runs every Wednesday in July.
The Children’s Librarian makes weekly visits to all daycares and preschools for
Storytime and Summer Reading programs. She also does Adult Storytime and
Summer Reading at the nursing homes.
The library has two
meeting rooms. The Board Room in the library is available for small
groups of 20 or less and is only open during library hours. The Basement
meeting room is one large room with eight long tables and about 80
chairs. Both rooms have access to a data projector. The rooms are
to be used by non-religious, non-political, and non-profit groups. Meetings
must be scheduled in advance.
KYVL & KYVU Access
Access to these websites is available on the library computers as well as
online from our webpage. To receive the access user id and password, call
or stop by the library.
Free Tax Service with
The free tax service available from February 1 until April 15. You may
call the library to make an appointment. This is a free service for
anyone, but Senior Citizens have priority.
AR List for Trigg
County Middle and Elementary Schools
These lists are available at the front desk.
Our webpage address is www.jlslibrary.org From this webpage you can read the
weekly Library Notes, check out our card catalog, connect to KYVL and KYVU,
access Heritage Quest, and visit Fairholme’s webpage.
Online Card Catalog
Our card catalog can be accessed online from our webpage. Patrons can
search for books, audios, CD’s, & DVD’s. Patrons can see what they
have checked out, see if they owe fines and check the status of any books they
have on hold. To check this information, click on My Infor, type in your
barcode number from your library card, and your password is your last name.
E-Books, E-Audios, & E-Magazines
You can access these from our website. Check
out Kentucky Unbound and RB Digital to download.