Research Help is ALWAYS Available – Yes, 24/7!

Ask a librarian service provides 24/7 chat and text

Don’t be nervous about your research assignments, the Thigpen Librarians are ready to assist! All you have to do is ask (PLEASE ask). Watch the latest episode of Tidbits by Teri to see all of your options!

24/7 Assistance is available through Chat or text messaging (615-956-2ASK).

You may schedule an appointment for a telephone or Zoom consultation.

Email us at (please allow up to 48 hours for a response).


Thigpen Library is OPEN On-line

Students and faculty have access to many electronic resources through the library’s website.

(If you get a Vol State pop-up box, enter your eLearn username and password.)



Automatic Renewal of Books, DVD’s and ALL Library Materials

As a convenience to all of our students, faculty, staff and community members, the Thigpen Library has renewed all checked out library materials through the last day of classes (currently May 8, 2020). We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 updates and make adjustments accordingly. Please regularly check your VSCC e-mail and the Thigpen Library website. Please remember, it’s only the library building that is currently closed…we are still available to assist you and you have many resources available online. Use the library website to access eBooks, newspaper and journal articles, streaming videos and more!

Sipping at the Library, Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate

Monday, December 2nd and Tuesday, December 3rd stop by the Thigpen Library Lobby for a morning Java Jolt and/or an afternoon Cocoa Loco. Start your morning with a jolt of caffeine. Free coffee will be available Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (while supplies last). In the afternoon, stop by for your chocolate fix from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (while supplies last).

The Thigpen Library staff sends best wishes as you complete this last week of classes and prepare for final exams next week.

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Contributed by Julie Brown