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Sights & Sounds brings vinyl records back for checkout at Lawson McGhee Library

A welcome blast from the past: the Sights and Sounds Department at Lawson McGhee Library is adding vinyl records to its collection.

The saying 'Everything old is new again' appears to be right -- especially when it comes to music.

Vinyl records have seen a resurgence over the past decade, and recording studios have taken note and have started a trend of releasing LPs alongside digital downloads and Cds for many new releases.

The Knox County Public Library has also taken note, announcing Tuesday it's adding vinyl records to it's collection.

There are about 150 titles for circulation in the Sights and Sounds Department at Lawson McGhee Library downtown.

Patrons can check out up to five records for three weeks.

Due to the fragility of the albums, check out and return of records will be limited to the downtown library.

The albums can be found in the library catalog at knoxlib.org by searching with the term "vinyl record." You can also contact the Sights & Sounds Department for more information at (865) 215-8714.