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
Summer Intersession [Effective August 11-August 26, 2018]
Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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).
*Ella Fitzgerald sings “Summertime” from Porgy & Bess (George & Ira Gershwin)
Can you believe there are only 3 more weeks left in this semester? As students, faculty and staff work diligently to wrap up this spring semester, Thigpen Library is sponsoring these upcoming events at the Gallatin campus to encourage and support our campus community.
Extended Study Hours
Need more time to study? In anticipation of the end of the semester and final exams, Thigpen Library will offer extended hours on select days to help accommodate the study needs of students. The library will be open until 10:00 p.m on Monday and Tuesday, April 23rd and 24th and 6:oo p.m. on Friday, April 27th.
Coffee @ the library!
Need an extra jolt of caffeine to help with the last week of classes and your study sessions at the library? We will be serving free coffee in the library lobby on Monday, April 23rd at 9:10 a.m., 1:55 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 24 at 9:10am and 1:55pm.
Studying is hard work. Need carbs to feed your hunger? Join us in the library lobby for on Tuesday, April 24th from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m for free pizza, coffee and cookies.
Petting a furry four-legged friend is a proven stress reliever! Visit the library lobby on Monday, April 30th and Tuesday, May 1st from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to see your favorite therapy dogs. Refreshments will be served. [Co-Sponsor: Office of Student Activities]
Please be aware that Thigpen Library in Gallatin will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31, 2018 for the holiday weekend.
Research assistance is always available 24/7 through our CHAT and TEXT (615-956-2275) services.
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Need help? ASK us! *
* (P.S. Chat and text services are available 24/7).