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Circulation: Study Areas

Circulation services for Vol State patrons

Thigpen Library Study Areas

The study areas described below are located at Thigpen Library in Gallatin. The library spaces at Springfield, Livingston, and Cookeville provide computer labs with a small number of study tables. Springfield's library includes one group study room.

Is there a quiet place to study?

The Silent Study Room is located on the library's second floor. No talking or other noise disturbances is allowed in this room.

image of silent study room

Is there a place where I can practice my speech?

The Practice Presentation Room is available on the second floor (Room 221) for you to practice and record presentations.  Please present your student ID card to check out a key.

practice presentation room

Are group study rooms available?

Ten (10) group study rooms are available on the second floor.  Please present your student ID card to check out a key.

Four (4) of the group study rooms incorporate Clear Touch Interactive Panels: these are digital whiteboards integrated with fully functional computers for internet access and software applications, such as Microsoft Office. All other group study rooms feature a whiteboard.

students in cleartouch study room

Is there a place for group work besides the group study rooms?

The first floor is a conversation-friendly zone wherein talking is allowed -but no loud noise or rowdiness.

students in computer lab

Can I reserve the group study rooms and the Practice Presentation room?

Reservations may be made at the circulation service ("ASK") desk in person, by phone (615-230-3400) or by email (

Rooms are checked out for two hours; renewals are contingent upon availability.

About Circulation

Call: 615-230-3400


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