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Library Services at Thigpen Library

Circulation: ZOOM Booths

Circulation services for Vol State patrons


Eight (8) rooms on the Library's 2nd floor
(formerly group-study rooms) 
are now "ZOOM Booths"
for individual use only.

ZOOM Booths are restricted to students
enrolled in Synchronous Classes,

classes that meet online at an established time for a class period 
during which the instructor & students are logged on simultaneously. 
(Asynchronous Classes are completed online by students at their own pace.)

Four (4) Zoom Booths feature whiteboard only; students should enter these Booths prepared to use their own laptop or a student laptop available to borrow from the library. 

Four (4) Zoom Booths incorporate Clear Touch interactive panels—digital whiteboards integrated with fully functional computers for internet access & software applications like Microsoft Office.

students in cleartouch study room


Please email or call 615-230-3400
to reserve or ask about ZOOM Booths.


At this time, ZOOM Booths are available exclusively
to students enrolled in Synchronous* Classes
We apologize for any inconvenience this incurs as the Library strives
to balance Students' needs with Student & Staff safety. 

One-time Usage 

Eligible students should visit the Library's ASK Desk at least 15-20 minutes prior to the class period & be prepared to:

  • present their VolState ID card, and 
  • identify the Synchronous* Class that they will be attending in the ZOOM Booth. 

Repeat Usage

Eligible students may reserve a ZOOM Booth for Fall 2020 semester by emailing & providing:

  • their VolState ID number, and 
  • proof of the Synchronous* Class in which they are enrolled & which will be attending in the ZOOM Booth. 

Please arrive to the Library 5-10 minutes prior to your reservation & present your VolState ID card in order to check out a key to a ZOOM Booth.


*A Synchronous Class meets online at an established time for a class period during which the instructor & students are logged on simultaneously.
Asynchronous Classes are completed by students at their own pace.