Shortened Hours at the T. Elmer Cox Library

The recession continues to take it’s toll on genealogy research facilities. The hours at the popular T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library in Greeneville, Tennessee have been shortened by almost half.

The T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library, which has been temporarily closed since Oct. 12, plans to T Elmer Cox Library re-open on Wednesday, Oct. 28, but with dramatically reduced hours of operation.

The Historical and Genealogical Library, a branch of the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library, is located at 229 N. Main St.

The total number of operational hours per week for the Cox Library under the new schedule will be reduced to 20 from the previous 38, and the facility will be open four days a week instead of six, according to an announcement Wednesday by Don Miller.

The announced new schedule for the Cox Library will be:

  • Monday – closed (previously open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Tuesday – closed (previously open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Thursday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Friday – 1 to 5 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Saturday – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (previously open 10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • Sunday – closed (same as previous schedule)

Read the full article about the changes at the T. Elmer Cox Historical and Genealogical Library in the October 22, 2009 edition of the Greenville Sun.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

2 thoughts on “Shortened Hours at the T. Elmer Cox Library”

  1. I am trying to get the exact date of my grandfather’s death. His name was Henry Fain Yost, he died 5/1960 in Greeneville and was buried by Doughty Stevens Funeral Home in the Oak Grove Cemetary. Can you recommened a way to find his exact DOD?
    Thank You,
    Judy Jensen

  2. The T. Elmer Cox Library is one of Greeneville’s treasures and should be preserved and fully staffed, by high school and/or college students, if need be, for credit hours, to keep it open six days. Many people are looking for their roots at this time and it is imperative that Greeneville spend more money on education like this than on other meaningless projects. This library is something to be really proud of and is an important part of Greeneville and Greene County’s History.

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