Need a book to support your research?

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Need a book to support your research?

The Thigpen Library has lots of academic-related books to support your research assignments.

Some books are physical, print books; there are 43,000+.  Other books are ebooks (electronic books); as a Vol State student, you have access to 150,000+ ebooks.  All of the books (physical and ebook) are listed in the Library Catalog.

When you search the Catalog and find a print book you want to examine, give the reference librarian the call number of the book(s) and books will be retrieved from the 2nd floor [a special service during construction].  If you’re an off-campus or online student, a book can be mailed to you.  You’ll need to complete and submit the Distance Learning Library Document Delivery form at

The title you’ve located in the Catalog is an ebook.  What to do?  Whether you’re in the Thigpen Library or off-campus, when you find an ebook title in the Catalog, simply click on the title. You can open, read, and even print up to 60 pages of an ebook from a computer.  It is possible to download an ebook to your personal computer or device when you set-up an ebook account (no charge). The helpful eBook LibGuide posted at gives lots of information on using ebooks.

Remember… a helpful librarian is ready to assist you with research.  Just ask, call (615-230-3405) or email:



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