Things to Know About Your Library

General Information 

  • Our website address is www.tnstate.edu, then click Library on the menu bar
  • Main Campus hours of operation:
    Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Sunday 2:00 p.m.-11:45 p.m.
    Special Collections:
    Monday-Thursday - 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 
    Friday - 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
  • Phone Numbers:
    Circulation--963-5064
    Reference--963-5201
    Special Collections--963-5219
    Technical Support--963-5489
  • Avon N. Williams Campus Library hours of operation
    Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Sunday 12:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Avon N. Williams Campus Library Contact: 
    Mitchell Chamberlain  mchamberlain@tnstate.edu  963-7190
  • Main Campus Media Center hours of operation:
    Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Williams Campus Media Center:
    Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Media Centers Contact: 
    Mrs. Karen Gupton, Coordinator 963-5743 or
    Williams Campus Media Center at 963-7323/7198/7199
  • Acquire all I.D. Cards in McCord Hall, Room 20 and have activated for photocopying machines.  Copies are 10 cents
  • Graduate students can check-out up to 20 books at one time for a loan period of 3 weeks.  Overdue fines are 10 cents per day with a 5-day grace period
  • Students can renew books by phone twice.  For assistance, please call 963-5064
  • The library is open 24 hours during midterm & final exams
  • Library Orientations are provided for your convenience online via PowerPoint presentations and Library Information Literacy websites
  • Circulating books with call numbers A-J are located on the First Floor.  Call numbers K-Z, Oversized and Childrens Books are located on the Third Floor.  The Reference Department is located on the Second Floor.

Locating Resources, Electronic Databases and Other Support Services 

  • You can locate electronic full-text journal articles on our website by clicking on the link  Electronic Resources
  • You can access books via our Library Catalog link
  • You can access eBooks via the Library Catalog or the Ebooks webpage.
  • You can access all of our research databases remotely or off-campus at your convenience by clicking on Electronic Resources link
  • Students must establish a login to remotely access our databases via instructions given on the Remote Access link
  • The Library subscribes to over 120 electronic databases covering all subject disciplines.  For a complete list of journals please click on Electronic Resources link

Technical Support 

  • For general problems logging on to campus computers please, contact the CIT Help Desk at 963-7777 or go to Humanities.
  • For problems involving remote logons to library resources, please contact Mrs. Colette Bradley, cbradley@tnstate.edu /963-5489.
  • For problems accessing Electronic Reserves , please contact Dr. Murle Kenerson/963-5203.

For other information you may contact Dr. Murle Kenerson, Interim Dean of Libraries and Media Centers,, mkenerson@tnstate.edu; or Ms. Glenda Alvin, Assistant Director, galvin@tnstate.edu.