Welcome to the Catoosa County Library
The Library offers a variety of services such as Children’s and Teen activities, an outstanding Genealogy collection and over 100,000 items in print and audiovisual formats to check out. At the library we provide free Internet, including wireless, and access to Microsoft Office programs. Library users also have access to GALILEO and GADD.
The Catoosa County Library is a member of PINES, a public library lending network of more than 275 libraries throughout Georgia.
The Catoosa Library at Ringgold, Georgia, was established in 1937 under the patronage of the Works Progress Administration. It was located upstairs in the old Methodist parsonage, until it was moved to the basement of the new courthouse in 1938. The library moved to a new building in 1971. In 1999, the Catoosa County Library became part of the Benton Place Campus. The current building was a $3 million dollar project paid with SPLOST funds.
Our mission is to improve our community's quality of life by providing the materials and services that will meet their educational, recreational and information needs.
Richard Groves holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from The George Washington University, a Master of Science in Library Science from Catholic University of America, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He became Director of the Catoosa County Library in July 2015.
Prior to coming to Catoosa County, Richard worked as Branch Head of the Nolensville and College Grove branch libraries of the Williamson County Tennessee Public Library System outside Nashville, Public Services Librarian at the Georgetown, Texas Public Library near Austin, and Customer Relations Coordinator for the Statistics and Measurement Program at the Association of Research Libraries in Washington, DC.
In his role as Director, Richard administers programming for children, teens, and adults; develops technology services for the public; and oversees the library’s print, electronic, and media collections. He works diligently to ensure that the Catoosa County Library is meeting the needs of the citizens of the county.
Richard was a participant in the 2016 PINNACLE Institute, a leadership development program administered by the Georgia Public Library Service and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.