About Garland Library

Greeneville Campus

Knoxville Campus

Greeneville Campus


Welcome to The Thomas J. Garland Library at Tusculum College! This handbook is designed to serve students, faculty, and staff of the Tusculum College community visiting us in person or via the Internet. It may also prove beneficial for others. In whatever manner you visit us, we look forward to making your acquaintance and offering you a library experience that is both valuable and enjoyable. We welcome your suggestions for improvement at our in-house suggestion box or by e-mail.



 Location, History Hours & Staff

Distance Learning &
Interlibrary Loan

Computer and Network Access

Collections & Classification

Circulation & User Services

 Library Agreements

Library Online Electronic Resources

Reel 'n' Page Library Newsletter

Faculty Handbook of Library Services (Microsoft Word Document)

Location and Communication

The Garland Library is located on the main campus of Tusculum College in the community of Tusculum, near Greeneville, Tennessee.   A branch campus library is also located in Knoxville at the Knoxville Regional Center.   For directions or any other question, we may be reached at the following address:

 The Thomas J. Garland Library,  Tusculum College, P.O. Box 5005, Greeneville, TN 37743
Phone:  423-636-7320, 1-800-729-0256 ext. 5320 Fax:  423-787-8498

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Regular Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday:    8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sunday  2 p.m.-10 p.m.** 
  24 hours 7 days a week

**The library is not open on the Sundays of Block Break; Changes in the schedule will be posted at the library entrance and on the library website.   Summer hours vary.  Please consult Library News & Information for current hours. For assistance in locating staff or collections use the  Library Floor plan.

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 Library 1910


The Library Staff--Greeneville Campus
Staff Biographies

 pictured (l to r) Myron "Jack" Smith, Anne Reever Osborne, Charles Tunstall, Kathy Hipps, Carolyn Parker, Marsha Griffith

Myron J. "Jack" Smith, Jr.,  MLS, Library Director,
Charles H. Tunstall, MLS,  Reference/Instructional Services,
Mary Halliburton, MLS, Knoxville Library Administrator,
Kathy Hipps, MSLIS,  Information Literacy Librarian/Asst. Cataloger,
Crystal Johnson, MS, Distance Learning Librarian/Library Webmaster,
Carolyn Parker, Coordinator, Technical Services,
Lelia Heinbach, Coordinator of Circulation Services,
Elaine Gorman, Knoxville Library Coordinator of Circulation,
Jonathan Ballinger, Knoxville Library Coordinator of Technical Services,   

Library Staff- Knoxville Branch
Staff Biographies

Elaine Gorman, Mary Halliburton,  Jonathan Ballinger

Thomas J. Garland Biography

The Thomas J. Garland Library honors a lifelong East Tennessean with a long and illustrious career in state government, higher education and private enterprise. 

Garland is a senior advisor to the Niswonger Foundation, chairman of the Tusculum Institute for Public Leadership and Policy, and a director of Atmos Energy Corporation. He is currently serving on the Tennessee Ethics Commission as an appointee of Gov. Phil Bredesen.  

Garland has provided leadership to Tusculum College in immeasurable ways, including his service for two separate terms as chairman of the Board of Trustees, his service as interim president of the College in 1999-2000, and his founding of the Tusculum Institute for Public Leadership and Policy. Garland was one of the co-chairmen of the Campaign for the Library fund-raising effort for the expansion and renovation of the facility. 

Garland was born in Kingsport, educated in the Kingsport and Oak Ridge school systems, and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.A. degree. He received the ETSU Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1973. 

His service to his community includes serving as a state senator from 1964 to 1985, 17 of those years as Senate Minority Leader. He served as Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents for five years, overseeing the State University and Community College System. On local and state levels, he has been a leader of dozens of legislative and governmental study groups, has served on numerous nonprofit boards, and chaired the blue ribbon task force that led to the formation of the Greene County Partnership. 

Garland has also experienced success in his private sector career. He organized and operated in his own businesses and served as an executive with two national banks and as a founder of a state-chartered bank. His service on bank and corporate boards has been frequently sought.

 He holds an honorary degree from Tusculum College and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Tusculum in 2002.

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In House Circulation Services


Students may use their Tusculum College ID as a library card.  Complimentary cards for TC alumni and students of reciprocating institutional libraries( upon presentation of a valid ID)* may be obtained at the circulation desk.   TC students who wish to obtain a library card from ETSU should request a responsibility form.  For those not otherwise covered, a library card may be purchased for $25.00 per year with proper identification.

Books circulate for three weeks and may be renewed twice unless placed on hold by another user.  The limit for non-Tusculum users is ten (10) books per visit.

 Periodicals, reference works, materials from Special Collections, and reserves may be used in-house only.

Audiovisuals including videocassettes and dvds may be checked out only by currently enrolled Tusculum College students only for 1 week and may renew one (1) time.   Students must  show  a currently validated TC student ID.  Limit of one physical  DVD/VHS per student per circulation period.

Returning Items  Please return items to the Library Circulation Desk or, when the building is closed, the book return at the front entrance. Books may also be returned to the Knoxville office for shipment via campus mail (you are responsible for putting them in a bag with a label) or to the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library.

Hold Requests Hold requests may be made by TC Students for materials currently checked out may be submitted at the Circulation Desk. Upon return of the desired item(s), a notice will be sent and the library will place a hold good for three days after the notice date.

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 Overdues Notices

Tusculum College Students: Notices are mailed the first day after materials are due. Library privileges will be withheld until items are returned and any fines and fees paid. A second notice is mailed seven days later. After fourteen days, an invoice will be sent from the Business Office assessing the borrower $50 replacement cost  per book and $100 per video. Borrowing privileges will be suspended and a hold will be placed to prevent receipt of grades, transcripts, diplomas, and/or paychecks until items are returned or replacement costs are paid.  Items declared lost by the borrower or that are returned and determined to be damaged beyond repair must be replaced and the borrower  will be assessed replacement costs determined by the library on a case by case basis.

 Other cardholders:  Notices will be mailed as per above.  Library privileges will be withheld until items are returned or replacement cost is paid.  Replacement cost is $50 per book.  Delinquent borrowers will receive follow-up notices as above and be billed for replacement costs after the 2nd notice.  Suspension of library borrowing privileges will be enforced until items are returned and/or replacement costs paid.  The Greeneville-Greene County Public Library will be notified in the case of any delinquent community borrower who holds a GGCPL card.

Additional Services

 Reference Assistance, Library Orientation/Information Literacy Instruction:  Reference service and individual instruction on the use of library resources  is available.  We welcome the opportunity in joining with faculty to develop and present information literacy instruction to their classes. 

Copying Services.  The desk attendant will provide instructions for making photocopies or printouts.  Photocopies, printouts, and microform prints are 10 cents each.  Use of the photocopier allows the use of change, dollar bills or a copy card.  Copy cards are available for purchase in the bookstore or Business Office.

Persons with Special Needs:  The library is accessible to all persons who are in need of special assistance.  An elevator is located on the main floor.  Library users are encouraged to notify staff of any special assistance needed.  We'll be glad to help. 

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Distance Learning Services and Resource Delivery

Library services to all students at off campus locations include telephone and e-mail reference and library instruction service, intra-campus book loan, article delivery services, and interlibrary loan. Forms are available at the TC Library Website at to ask reference questions or to request materials. For further information, please contact ,  Jack Smith 1-800-729-0256 extension 5320, email: or read more about Distance Learning services under Library News & Information.

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Intra-Campus Book Loan (Books by Mail-- Distance Learning Students only):

Books from Garland Library Greeneville or Knoxville may be requested by TC students by phone, in person or, with an online form. Materials will be sent to Knoxville, Greeneville, Tri-Cities (Gray), or Morristown by campus courier or, sent via U.S. Postal Service to a student's home address. Under normal circumstances, requests will be filled within 2 business days.  Books may be returned to the Greeneville or Knoxville libraries, the a campus site coordinator, or via U.S. Postal Service (using the postage paid receipt provided if originally sent in this manner).  Overdue notices will be per standard policy.  Renewals may be requested over the phone, by email, or in person.  Limit 4 books per student per 3-week lending period.

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Other Resources by Mail (Distance Learning Students Only)

Article copies may also be sent via email, campus courier, or U.S. Postal Service. A photocopy charge of 10 cents per page is payable upon receipt by check or money order to Tusculum College  Library.  Unpaid requests will be billed to the studentís account.  Limit 4 articles per student per course period.

Videos will not be sent through U.S. Postal Mail but may be delivered by courier mail to Knoxville, Greeneville, Tri Cities, or Morristown. Consult your librarian for more information.

Interlibrary Loan

Should your schedule permit, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services will enable you to borrow up to four books at a time and obtain photocopies of journal articles available at other institutions. The waiting period may be as long as 2 weeks. The student is responsible for any additional costs charged by the lending library. Materials may be picked up at either the Greeneville or Knoxville locations, unless special arrangements are made. Interlibrary loan request forms are available online.

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The Library Collections

1. The Reference Collection is located in the Information Commons.   Although the latest editions of print reference works do not circulate, older editions of some works can be found in the circulating collection and can be checked out. The Reference Collection contains the basic print tools for research: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and specialized subject materials. You should be aware that a number of libraries have placed their reference collections on the Internet. If you are visiting us electronically, we recommend that you check out that section of the Library  Research Databases and Library Links page which will take you to them.

2. The Circulating Collection contains nearly 45,000 titles selected to meet the curricular and recreational needs of the Tusculum College community (students, faculty, and staff). An equal number of electronic books are also available.  Over 2000 volumes are housed at the Knoxville Center. 

3. The Warren W. Hobbie Civic Arts Collection contains classic and recent works in a variety of disciplines, chosen to support and enhance Tusculum College's Civic Arts curriculum.

4. The Video Collection contains a large number of VHS and DVD format titles available.  Any member of the Tusculum College community (students, faculty & staff) may circulate these tapes overnight; please apply at the Circulation Desk.  Videos are also housed at the Knoxville Center.

5. The Reserve Collection is located behind the Circulation Desk. Books, readings, and other materials are placed on reserve by faculty for class reading assignments.

6.The Periodical & Serials Collection currently includes over 200 magazines, journals, and newspapers in paper and/or micro format. In addition, approximately 32,000 more full-text journals are available for use via Infotrac, Ebscohost, Proquest, and Lexis Nexis (see below under computerized databases). In addition to electronic indices, paper periodical indexes, including The New York Times Index, are available.  To determine titles  held, please consult the Current Periodicals List at the Circulation Desk or  check the Periodical Search link on the Library Homepage.

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The Library's collections, except for the Reserve and Periodical Collections, are organized according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. Here is a printable version of  the LC Classification in Microsoft Word. All Library holdings are accessible via the on-line public access catalog (OPAC) at the library's website.  

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Student Lab Computers  and Network Access

Tusculum College Garland Library Greeneville has 16 Dell Pentium workstations available to access the Internet and World Wide Web and to conduct searches and retrieve information.   In order to access the computers in the library,  all users are required to log in using the college provided personal username and password.  To receive your username and password to access the campus network in the labs and  the library, please contact the TC Helpdesk  at 636-7346 or ext. 5346 on campus.   Due to the limited number of workstations, priority for computer use will be given to current TC students doing research and classwork or for students involved in a library instruction session exercise requiring computer use.  Computers reserved for class use will be posted as such and individual students will be asked to surrender the workstations during such times. 

Community users with a valid TC Community Borrower's card may obtain access to use the library computers by registering at the circulation desk.  Community users may be asked to surrender workstations as deemed necessary by library staff to accomodate TC students use. 

Printing is available at a cost of 10 cents per page. Printouts can be picked up at the Circulation Desk.   The workstations are available during library open hours unless reserved for class  purposes.  Computer workstations and labs are also available for  TC student library use at the Knoxville Center Library and the Morristown Center, and the Tri-Cities Center in Gray. 

Wireless Network

Also available in the Greeneville campus library on the main floor,  is  wireless network for access by personal laptops that have a wireless card.  The main access point is located in the Information Commons near the Reference Desk and connects best to laptops within a 100 foot radius of the access point.   Please point your computer to the "Reference" access point when in the library to access the internet.   Additional accessible access points are "Garland2" near the picture window and "LibStudy" in the Study Room area.   Students and users needing assistance and troubleshooting  a wireless connection using their personal laptops,  should contact the TC Helpdesk for assistance at 423-636-7300 ext. 5346 or  email:

Library Online Electronic Resources

Many of the Library's research tools and resources are available via the Internet 24 hours a day,  7 days a week.   Links to these online resources can be found under Research Databases on the TC Library Website. Among these databases are full-text periodical databases provided through Infotrac, Ebscohost  Proquest, Lexis Nexis Academic Universe, & JSTOR; reference resources such as the Encyclopedia Britannica,  Gale Virtual Reference Library, Business and Company Resource Center,  Literature Resource Center,  & Biography Resource Center and access to full text electronic books in  NetLibrary, Ebrary  and Greenwood Publishing Group.  Links to information and images in the Fine Arts are available through Grove Music Online, Grove Art Online and ARTStor.  Also, the ERIC database of educational resources is accessible via the Internet. TC Library continues to maintain microfiche of the actual ERIC documents from 1966-2000 in its collection.   Other valuable resources and subject research guides can also be access via the Library Links page on the Library website.

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 Cooperative Agreements

All public libraries and institutions of higher education automatically grant in-house use of materials and resources. Circulation of materials outside the library will be contingent upon your residency in the case of public libraries and on local practices for colleges and universities. Electronic visitors may ascertain the hours and other points of operation of college, university, and many public libraries in Tennessee and surrounding states via the  Library Links page.

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Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements

Reciprocal borrowing agreements are currently in place with several of the community colleges in our Tennessee service area.  Many private colleges will grant library privileges for a small annual fee; be sure to check ahead with the one you have in mind to visit. Public Internet facilities are available at many public and community colleges.   TC students, faculty, and staff, along with students from other northeast Tennessee private and community colleges, may obtain borrower's cards from Sherrod Library, ETSU. Potential borrowers must present a current school ID card plus an ETSU Responsibility Form signed by, in our case, a TC librarian, which certifies  you have personally exhausted the online and on-site resources of the  Library. UT Knoxville borrowing privileges can be obtained by paying an annual subscription fee.

All public libraries will gladly provide interlibrary loan services for their patrons, including those students involved in Tusculum College Professional Studies programs, and can often have a desired item back to your home town much faster than we can have it here for your pickup. It is not uncommon for the Greeneville-Greene County Public Library and branches of the Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Chattanooga Public Libraries to have loans available overnight. If you wish to provide full data on the book you want to borrow before you visit your local library, you can write it down after seeing it at a book store or a university like UT Knoxville or search library card catalogs via the TC Library Links page.

In-House Etiquette

1. To create an atmosphere conducive to study, a degree of quietness must be maintained.   Please place cell phones on silence or vibrate before entering the library.
2. Please finish tobacco products before entering the library.
3. Please request only three (3) back issues of paper or microform periodicals at a time.
4. Please do not engage in long social conversations with staff and student workers on duty.

Revised/Updated  04/29/2014

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Abbreviated print copies available at Circulation Desk


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