W.G. Rhea Public Library


W.G. Rhea Public Library makes a priority of uplifting and empowering Paris and all of Henry County.

All of the Library's many collections and services are freely available to everyone. In fact, the library has but one criterion for admission: Curiosity.

We have over 50,000 books and other materials such as:

* CDs, DVDs & Blu-rays

* Local, State & National newspapers

* Free WiFi and public-use computer lab with printer access.

* Access to Justice computer, as well as, a computer station that is wheelchair/handicapped- accessible.

* Xbox 360 and Teen Computers in our Young Adult Room.

* We scan, fax, copy and print for a nominal fee.

* Children's Room equipped with touchscreen computers with interactive software.

* Monthly programming for adults and youths.

On-site Legal Resources:

* Dedicated Computer for Access To Justice that is Tennessee Electronic Library accessible.

* Portable laptops with Skype.

* Print, copy, scan and fax.

* Over 50 legal reference guides, some with sample forms which may be reproduced.

* Additional 100 books & CD's on various legal topics available for loan.

* Complete and updated copy of Tennessee Code Annotated

* Newly-furnished meeting room, with reservations available for legal conferences.

* Staff with hands-on information for community services-food banks, shelters, etc.

Also, the Friends of the Library Bookstore is right across the hall from your Library! Call for Bookstore hours.


Library Staff:

Kathy Collins- Director


Jackie Mann- Assistant Director


Janet Huber- Circulation Desk Manager


Calvin Stafford- Cataloger


Jocelyn McCarthy- I.T. Coordinator


Kayla Hayes-Nation- Youth Services Librarian


Christa Mitchell- Circulation Desk Staff


Stephanie Allen- Circulation Desk Staff


Hours of Operation:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 9:00- 5:00

Tuesday & Thursday- 9:00- 7:00

Sunday: Closed

Computers are shut down 30 minutes prior to closing.


Universal Legal Resources:

"Do You Need Legal help?".....This link to the Justice for All website is extremely useful: http://justiceforalltn.org/legal-help


Local Legal Resources:

Henry County Circuit & General Sessions Court

Judge Vicki Snyder, General Sessions/Juvenile
Henry County Courthouse
PO Box 633
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 731-642-5271

Mike Wilson, Circuit/General Sessions Court Clerk/Juvenile
Henry County Courthouse
PO Box 429
Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 731-642-0461
Fax: 731-642-1244
Email: mike.wilson@tncourts.gov

The Henry County website has court information: http://www.henryco.com/

The Paris website has links to the animal control and zoning ordinances, etc.

Note: Henry County is in the 24th Judicial District, along with Benton, Carroll, Decatur and Hardin Counties. Local rules of practice (for Circuit and Chancery) are found at http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/24local-2008.pdf.

This link has resources and courts for Henry Co.:  http://www.justiceforalltn.org/county/Henry


Henry County Law Enforcement 

Henry County Sheriff's Dept.

Crime Tip Hotline 731-642-0929 or email tip to dlowe@henrycountysheriff.org

Business/Office Line: 731-642-1672

Paris Police Department

100 North Caldwell Street
Paris, TN 38242


Additional Resources: 

TN Courts: www.tncourts.gov 

West TN Legal Services-731-986-8975, Fax 731-896-8977

The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse-Paris, TN

Catherine Gore Herrera, County Director
55 Jones Road
Paris, TN 38242

Veterans Service Officer, Bob Nolan

PO Box 594 Paris, TN 38242,
731-642-5055. Email: hcpvso@henrycountytn.org

Disaster Assistance legal resources on LIFT: http://www.legalinfotn.org/resource/legal-help-after-disaster.  

As a county that borders Kentucky, you might find it useful to browse the Kentucky legal information site: http://www.kyjustice.org/home.



Hours: Monday&Wednesday&Friday&Saturday 9am-5pm; Tuesday & Thurday 9am-7pm; CLOSED SUNDAY Please call the Library for Bookstore hours