Thigpen Library's home page (www.volstate.edu/library/) provides Physical Therapist Assistant students and faculty with easy access to locate all of resources and services offered to support teaching and learning needs. The discovery tool named "Pioneer Search" is featured in the center of page (like a "Google" search box) and allows users to conduct initial searches for information in article, audio-visual, data, and book formats across multiple online sources and physical holdings.
Research assistance is provided in-person, virtually, and via drop-in sessions or scheduled consultations; the "Contact the Library" page outlines all the ways that Thigpen Library supports research needs.
Interlibrary Loan services are provided free of charge and allow students and faculty to obtain materials beyond Thigpen Library's existing physical and online holdings. Taking classes at Livingston, Springfield, or Cookeville? Physical materials from the Gallatin library will be delivered to you at these sites.
Library operating hours provide access to in-person library services, physical resources, and spaces (e.g. rooms for group and silent study) and technologies that can be borrowed. In-person library access is available to Vol State students and faculty at the VSCC locations in Gallatin (main campus), Springfield, Cookeville, and Livingston. These locations also include the I.T. department's computer labs, including printers and access to I.T. staff assistance.