Main Campus Virtual Library Tour

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Information About the Library Building

The Martha M. Brown-Lois H. Daniel Library, located at the Main Campus, is adjacent to the Floyd-Payne Campus Center. It is a three-story, contemporary structure built in 1977. It has 82,000 square feet of space with special study and research facilities that include two smart classrooms and two computer labs. A unique Special Collections area on the third floor houses the Library's and University's historic archives, theses, dissertations, art objects and other documents related to the University's unique and colorful history. The Library also houses an Art Corner on the first floor where Nashville area artists exhibit their work. Permanent exhibits of TSU Olympians and Coach Edward S. Temple are also located on the first floor.

Dr. Murle Kenerson, Interim Dean 963-5203
Ms. Glenda Alvin, Asst. Dir., Collection Mgt. 963-5230
Dr. Janet Walsh, Coordinator AWC Library, 963-7185
Dr. Karen Gupton, Coordinator Media Ctrs. 963-5743
Xuemei (Sherry) Ge Systems Manager  963-5237
Mrs. Colette Bradley, Computer Specialist, 963-5489

Mr. Phil Yan, Webmaster,  963-5213  

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TSU: An Olympic Tradition

To soar to victory on eagle-wings.... to challenge the win for Olympic win with a spirit as tenacious as the legs that carry an athlete across the finish line: These visions have characterized the Tennessee State University's quest for Olympic medals for more than four decades. Indeed TSU is an Olympic tradition: such names as Wilma Rudolph,  Ralph Boston, Tina Tyus-Shaw, Edith McGuire-Duvall and Chandra Cheeseborough are synonymous with "Champion.”

Circulation Department --First Floor

All book items can be checked out, with the exception of reserve and reference materials.  Books with the call numbers A J can be located on the first floor.  You may inquire about renewals and payment of fines at the Circulation Desk.  Please remember that some circulation services are also available online, including holds, requests, personal account information, and other links.

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The Circulation Department Staff:
Mr. James Paxman - 963-5243
Mrs. Mary Swanson -963-5242
Mrs. Michelle Vaughn - 963-1352
Mattie Leatrice Emanuel - 963-5064

Useful Links

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Reference Department -- Second Floor

Please ask at the Reference Desk for help with using the Tigris Online Catalog, electronic and print books, databases, and journals. We can assist you with resources for writing a research paper, senior project, thesis or dissertation. On this floor, you will have access to Government Documents, reference books, print periodicals, microforms, and computer workstations.

Reference Department Staff are:
Mr. Fletcher Moon, Head of Reference963-5205
Mrs. Anita Etheridge, Govt. Docs Librarian963-5207
Mrs. Lynetta Alexander, Ref. Librarian 963-5201
Mrs. Barbara Van Hooser, Embedded Librarian 963-5206
Mrs. Nancy Henthorne, ILL Librarian 963-1528
Mr. Michael Doster, Library Assistant 3 963-5204  

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Third Floor
Books with the call numbers K - Z and those designated as oversized and Juvenile can be located on the third floor, along with the Journal Archives section.

Special Collections
Special Collections and Archives at Tennessee State University includes African American books, digital resources, bibliography of the Afro-American Culture and History Conference publications, student and faculty publications, brochures, minutes, photographs and other materials related to the University. 

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Some digital archives may be viewed at the  Historically Black College and Universities' web site--digital collection of primary resources from HBCU libraries and archives. Special rooms for prominent Tennesseans, including Senator Avon Williams, Coach Edward S.Temple and Representative Clarence (C.B.) Robinson.

The Special Collections Staff are:
Mrs. Sharon Hull Smith, Head of Special Collections 963-5219
Mrs. Loretta Divens, Library Assistant III 963-5234

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Smart Classrooms
There are two smart classrooms for library orientation and information literacy instruction. Rooms 315 and 317 are equipped with instructors' podiums and computer workstations for students. The large classroom (317) seats 28 and the small one (315) seats 24. To schedule a library orientation or class, please contact Mr. Fletcher Moon, Head of Reference at 963-5205.

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