Ask a Librarian

Research Assistance

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


Email or fill out the form below. We will respond as soon as possible, but please allow one business day for a response.

By Appointment

Professional librarians are available for virtual appointments via Zoom (no download necessary). For appointments between the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, schedule your appointment here. For evening or Saturday appointments, please email


Librarians are typically available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Gallatin campus. Please call or email prior to your visit to ensure someone will be available to assist you. Phone (615) 230-3400 or email

"Learn With Librarians" Webinars

In these short 30-minute webinars, librarians will highlight various parts of the research process like topic development or understanding the elements of a bibliography. Each webinar will be on Zoom and will allow time to interact and ask questions. (Registration is required, and webinars are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.)


Contact the Library

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