Be Counted! 2020 Census Online

Tennessee's Regional e-Book and Audiobook Download System

Tennessee Electronic Library

Need to file for unemployment?

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  • It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.

  • It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected.

  • Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

  • Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.


​R.E.A.D.S. allows patrons to checkout eBooks that we might not have in our stacks.
Download the app to your tablet or eReader, and have your library card ready!

No library card? No problem!
Sign up for an Instant Digital Card today.

If you are validated as having a residential address within your library’s service area, your mobile phone number will serve as your digital library card and you will be able to access and checkout digital content from your library’s OverDrive digital collection. 


TEL provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including the Tennessean, magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more!


What affect will the CARES Act, passed by Congress, have on my unemployment benefits?

At the present time, the state is making changes to the system to accommodate the provisions of the Act and begin paying qualified claimants.


More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. Check the website at  If you believe you may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance go ahead and file your claim. 

Is there a website that helps me understand the unemployment claims process?

Yes, visit 

or search Google for “Tennessee Unemployment”

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Social Security Benefits

We are constantly expanding our online services to give you freedom and control when conducting business with Social Security. Today, you can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits online, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas), print a benefit verification letter, and more – from anywhere and from any of your devices!

Disclaimer: The W.G. Rhea Library staff cannot assist in filing for benefits as it violates our privacy policy.

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Career Transitions (T.E.L.) is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Includes a resume and cover letter builder.

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Find us: 

400 W. Washington St. Paris, TN 38242