It’s hard to believe that September is almost over. Let’s look forward to all the fun events Thigpen Library has planned for October.
Munching Towards Midterms
FREE pizza will be served in the Thigpen Library lobby to help you through Midterm week! (While supplies last!)
Tuesday, October 9th: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10th: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
A Fate Worse than Death: Grave-Robbing in America
Join Vol State librarian Jennifer Weedman as she shares spooky local history about grave-robbers who sold bodies to medical schools in the early 20th century. Both lectures will be held in the Rochelle Center in Thigpen Library. Light refreshments provided.
Monday, October 22nd @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 23rd @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tip & Treat
Help Thigpen Library improve! Stop by to give us a tip on what we do well or what we could do better and get a treat for yourself. Coffee provided at the times below while supplies last.
Tuesday, October 30th: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 31st: 8:00 – 10:00 am
Fall Break Hours
Fall break is Monday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 16th. Thigpen Library will be open from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on both days. For our full schedule, see https://volstate.libcal.com/hours/.
Timely to note that a library is not a bookstore. Please direct your textbook purchase/rental inquiries to the VSCC Bookstore directly.
In fact, your Thigpen Library is proud that we’re not a bookstore. Why? We don’t sell anything: we lend everything for free, including books as well as calculators, noise-canceling headphones, laptops, Audio-Visual equipment, and more. More importantly, we spend lots of money on databases to provide 24/7 online access to millions of articles & hundreds of thousands of ebooks in full text to VSCC employees and students. So, we’re proud to be able to remove $ as a barrier to information access through library resources and services.
Chat and text services provide you with the assistance you need to:
choose and search databases effectively for information
identify physical items that you can borrow and use (including some textbooks that your professors put on “course reserve” for short-term access)
learn about library services, such as interlibrary loan
learn about library spaces available for group or individual study.
Fun fact: 3:00AM is the only hour without a chat or text inquiry since the service started in July 2017!
As the song is written, it’s “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”* But for some of us, the academic year keeps moving right along with work, school, and study needs. Here’s a friendly reminder that Thigpen Library is open during summer months.
Thigpen Library in Gallatin offers in-person library services, access to the computer lab & printing, and group or individual study spaces as follows:
May Intersession [Effective May 7-19, 2018]
Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Summer Semester(s) [Effective May 21-August 10, 2018]
Monday-Thursday, 7:30am to 6:30pm
Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm
Exception: Closed on July 4, 2018 for Independence Day
Summer Intersession [Effective August 11-August 26, 2018]
Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Exception: Open from 1:00pm to 4:30pm ONLY on August 17, 2018 (i.e. Closed from 8:00am to 1:00pm for Convocation)
Thigpen Library locations in Cookeville, Livingston, and Springfield offer 15 hours per week of in-person library services during Summer Semester (May 21-August 10) only. The sites’ library specialist schedules will be made available on this website closer to May 21; or, call your campus location‘s main number to inquire.
Thigpen Library's online library and chat/text
research assistance services are open year round
(24/7 and 365 days).