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 librarian@volstate.edu (please allow up to 48 hours for a response).

 

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

Ask a Librarian 24/7 (yes, even when we are closed)!

Struggling at 2:00 A.M. with research for your assignment?
Panicking at 4:00 A.M. about citing credible sources in your paper?

No worries, just DM through Chat or Text us!

Any time day or night, research assistance is available from Vol State’s Thigpen Library website.

365 days/year     ~     24 hours/day     ~     7 days/week

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Whenever you use Thigpen Library’s online CHAT service or text your questions to 615-956-2ASK (2775), the first available librarian will answer you.

Use direct messaging via the Chat Now box to get assistance with:

  • Knowledge of library resources available to complete your research assignments
  • Tips to find & filter the correct sources that your assignment requires
  • Instruction using library databases to retrieve journal articles or the library’s online catalog to connect to e-books & streaming video
  • Help with the process of academic-level research
  • Search strategies including keyword & search term suggestions
  • Help evaluating a source’s credibility

Prefer to work directly with a Vol State Librarian?

The library offers one-on-one research help when you:

Need to borrow books, DVDs or technology like video cameras, graphing calculators, voice recorders or photo cameras?
Explore the host of services offered at Thigpen Library and all of Vol State’s campuses and sites!

Updated posting 9-30-2019, previously published by L Sheets 8-25-2017.