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Circulation: Interlibrary Loan

Circulation services for Vol State patrons

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (“ILL”) is the exchanging of books and materials between libraries to support the educational endeavors of students, faculty and staff at Volunteer State Community College.

Resources to consult prior to requesting materials:

  • If you are seeking full text for an article from a known periodical citation, please use our Journal Title List and enter the publication name (e.g. Rolling Stone, Harvard Business Review) to see if the library already provides full text access.
  • If you are seeking a book, DVD, or other non-periodical resources, please consult the Pioneer Search or WorldCat to determine if the library already owns the material.
  • If you are requesting a title that you think Vol State should consider adding to our collection, please consider recommending the title for purchase.

Who may borrow?

Current Vol State faculty, staff, and students.

What are the guidelines?

  • Limit of two (2) items at a time per student; faculty/staff limits are dependent on the volume & nature of requests.
  • Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery of materials.
  • Course textbooks will not be requested.
  • Borrower is responsible for any late, damaged or lost item fees imposed by the lending library.
  • Physical materials will be sent to patrons at Cookeville, Livingston, and Springfield; select the appropriate campus location using the appropriate field within the "Book or DVD" request form.
  • Interlibrary Loan requests may be denied by Thigpen Library staff for various reasons, including but not limited to: costs to borrow, limited library holdings, limited staff, etc.

About circulation

Call: 615-230-3400


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