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Vol State Employees: Library Services

help is available for the professional, personal, and education information needs of Vol State employees

On this page learn about resources available and specialized services like ILL in library services for employees. Are you working on a degree? We can help with both your professional and personal enrichment information needs - Ask a Librarian.

Library services for employees

On the Library Shelf

In Thigpen Library in Galltin we have Leisure Reading & DVD collections on the first floor plus you will find many highly acclaimed books in our general circulating collection on the second floor. Use Pioneer Search to find items on the shelf in Thigpen or any Vol State campus library:

Books from the library shelves in Gallatin can be sent to any Vol State campus library.

Available Online

Satisfy your professional and education needs with Thigpen Library's free online access to books, periodicals, and streaming videos through our subscription databases and single periodical online subscriptions.

Beyond Thigpen Library

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the sharing of resources, primarily books and articles, between libraries. Thigpen Library's Circulation Department can help you with ILL. Learn more about ILL and other services on the Circulation guide.

Working on a degree?

Citation Tools


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Other Citation Management Tools

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Resources from Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan - Detailed Information

Our resources may not be adequate for your bachelor or graduate courses; however, the College where you are enrolled as a student should have the print and online resources to support your studies. Most Colleges will send books to you from their main library when you are a distance education student. Another option is ILL. Vol State's ILL program can help, but your College may have special borrowing relationships for those hard to get items. Textbooks are not available through ILL.


The following links provide information on distance education services offered by libraries from a few of the Universities that Vol State employees are attending.

Need Help?

 Stop by the ASK desk at your campus library
 Call 615-230-3400
 Email for research assistance
 Email with other library questions
 Meet with us by requesting a Research Consultation Appointment 

Librarian/Instruction Services

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Jon Hale
Thigpen Library 206
Subjects: Nursing


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Julie Brown

Director of Library Services and Learning Resources

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Becky Frank
Thigpen Library, Room 128

The purpose of this guide is to provide Vol State Employees with information about Thigpen Library and its services, especially for those employees working on their degrees from other Colleges and Universities.

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