“Your number #1 campus resource is the Thigpen Library”. In addition to the Gallatin campus, library services are available at the Highland Crest, Livingston and McGavock sites. Whichever campus you are attending, visit the library, meet the librarians, and discover the library services available to you. Research assistance is available at each location. If you’re attending classes at an off-campus site, you can request materials from the Thigpen Library be sent to your site for you.
The Thigpen Library will be offering several workshops this semester. Information about the workshops and the schedule are available at libguides.volstate.edu/workshops
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 http://www.volstate.edu/Library/DLBookRequest_form.php
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 http://libguides.volstate.edu/ebooks 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a textbook? Several instructors provide the Library with a copy of textbooks. The textbooks are “on reserve”, and may be used in the Library for up to 2 hours. The libraries at Highland Crest, Livingston and the Main Campus have textbook titles. You may want to check the Thigpen Library online catalog course reserves for your course since all textbooks are not available.
We hope your semester is off to a good start! Librarians are available to help you with research…