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Circulation: Course Reserves / Textbooks

Circulation services for Vol State patrons

Does the library have textbooks available for students?

The library has a limited number of textbooks and DVDs on course reserve.  Books are for in-library use only and for a two-hour loan period. DVDs on reserve may have different loan terms as established by the professor. 

Your student ID card is required to use the textbooks and DVDs on course reserve.

How do I find what items are on reserve?

In Pioneer Search, select “Course reserves."  You can search by the first four letters of your course name (e.g. ENGL) or by title of the textbook (e.g. "Bedford Reader").

As a faculty member, how do I put something on reserve?

Please complete the Reserve Request Form. Print the completed form and bring it with the associated materials to circulation (the library's "ASK" desk).

Faculty reserve requests for each semester are processed in the order in which they are received by the Library Circulation Staff.  A minimum of 48 hours processing time (Monday-Friday) will be needed depending upon the number of materials being requested for reserve.  Faculty at the Upper Cumberland or Springfield locations can manage their reserve requests and materials through the library at each site.

Thigpen Library @ Cookeville

Thigpen Library @ Livingston

Thigpen Library @ Springfield

About circulation

Call: 615-230-3400


Thigpen Library ASK service area

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