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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

Virtual “How To” Demos

Learn “how to” use some of the library’s most popular resources. Librarians will conduct 15-minute virtual demonstrations to help you quickly navigate library resources to complete your assignments. For additional information on our offerings and to register, visit Info Bits “How To” Series. (Registration is required, and demonstrations 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.