Monday, March 16, 2020

The Library and Archives is closed to the public through April 13...

TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES PUBLIC CLOSURE UPDATE




Following the direction of the Secretary of State, the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be closed to the public through at least April 13th.

To safeguard the health of our patrons and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Library and Archives is closed to the public and has suspended all public programming until further notice. Please postpone any planned research visits until we reopen.

During this public closure, we plan to serve our patrons remotely through a variety of ways. For researchers, our website offers many indexes and digital collections that you can access remotely. The Tennessee Electronic Library provides researchers with access to a wide array of databases and information. The Tennessee Virtual Archive has a vast storehouse of visual material for your research needs. Our Education Outreach web page has resources for educators and students including primary sources linked to social studies curriculum standards and a Student History of Tennessee. Our Public Services staff will continue to answer emails, chats, and telephone calls. You may contact our reference desk Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, at 615-741-2764, email reference.tsla@tn.gov, or visit https://sos.tn.gov/tsla to live chat.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause, but we are taking this proactive approach in the best interest of maintaining the public health and safety of our community.

Please check our website, https://sos.tn.gov/tsla, or social media for updates as this situation develops.

Chuck Sherrill
State Librarian and Archivist
Posted: March 16, 2020
Revised: March 26, 2020

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