Memphis Public Library

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The Memphis Public Library main branch: the Benjamin L Hooks Central Library

The Memphis Public Library (est. 1888) is a public library serving Shelby County, Tennessee.

The Memphis Public library has a yearly circulation of 250,000 items, offers nearly 500 programs, and serves nearly 400,000 patrons per year. [1] The library has 17 branches scattered throughout the city of Memphis and surrounding areas.[2]

The library also operates a radio station, WYPL.


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  2. "About Library Locations". 2015-10-20. Retrieved 2015-10-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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