Things to Know About Your Library

General Information 

  • Our website address is, 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.; and Sunday 2:00 p.m.-11:45 p.m.; Special Collections--8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Friday
  • 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.; and Sunday 12:00-8:30pm.
  • Avon N. Williams Campus Library Contact: Mitchell Chamberlain  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.; and 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-K are located on the First Floor.  Call numbers L-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 netLibrary, Safari, Books24x7, Early English Books Online, Black Drama, Credo, etc.
  • You can simultaneously search 14-area university online catalogs via the ATHENA link
  • 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
  • Interlibrary Loans and document delivery can be quickly requested via our website or contact Mrs. Barbara VanHooser at or 963-5206; Mr. Mitchell Chamberlain or 965-7188, Williams Campus
  • Dissertation Abstracts International now includes 24 pages of digitized text and is available online
  • Dissertations written at TSU are available via the Dissertation@tsu link Electronic Resources/Databases by Title
  • Library Orientations/Bibliographic Instruction can be arranged by contacting Mr. Fletcher Moon or 963-5205
  • Your professors are encouraged to use our Electronic Reserves system to provide students access to important class materials 24x7

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, /963-5489
  • For problems accessing Electronic Reserves, please contact Ms. Annette Pilcher /963-5242 or Dr. Murle Kenerson/963-5203.

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

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