Research Assistance

Vol State Librarians are available to assist with your research needs. Below are all the ways that you can reach us.

Virtual Drop-In

Get live research help via Zoom during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Schedule a virtual research consultation.


Email or fill out the form below. Please allow one business day for a response.

Virtual Drop-Ins

Get live research assistance from your Vol State librarians. Thigpen Library offers virtual drop-in hours during the fall, spring and summer semesters* – no appointment necessary. Click here during any of our posted hours and a librarian will be available to help you. If you need help outside of the hours listed, schedule an appointment or email us.

By Appointment

Schedule a virtual appointment with a professional librarian using Microsoft Teams Meeting (no download necessary) web conferencing software. We will gladly accommodate your schedule within the range of our normal Gallatin library operating hours for any given day.

Textbook Inquiries

For Textbook purchase/rental inquiries, contact the Bookstore at (615) 230-3636.

Contact the Library

We welcome your questions as well as your feedback about library resources, services, spaces, seating, and events.