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


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

Research Consultations

Meet with a professional librarian or library specialist about your research needs, from choosing a topic, finding quality sources, and using the NoodleTools citation management software.

Drop-Ins (Currently not available due to COVID-19 closure)

Thigpen Library in Gallatin (main library) provides in-person research assistance daily. Drop-in consultations are typically available during fall and spring semesters as follows:

  • Monday from 8am to 6pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am to 6:30pm
  • Thursday from 8am to 4:30pm
  • Friday from 8am to 4:30pm

For in-person research assistance at Livingston, Springfield, and Cookeville: see this guide for contact information.

By Appointment

Schedule online with a professional librarian: in person or online using Zoom 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.