Knoxville Branch

Library Guide

1305 Center point Blvd.
Knoxville, Tennessee.  37932
Phone:    865-693-1177 ext. 5035
800-729-0116  (Knoxville)
800-729-0256 (Greeneville)
Fax: 865-691-6391



Welcome to Thomas J. Garland Library, Knoxville. This guide is designed to introduce the college and community to our facilities and services.  We recommended that you consult the online version of this guide for frequent updates and new information. 


Monday – Thursday   9:00 a. m. -7:00 p. m.

Friday  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday  9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Sunday  Closed

Schedule changes will be posted at the library entrance and on the library website.  Hours are based on student survey responses and are subject to change based on actual usage.


Elaine Gorman, Jonathan Ballinger, Mary Halliburton

Mary Halliburton, MLS, Knoxville Library Administrator /Distance Learning Librarian SE,
Elaine Gorman,  Knoxville Library Coordinator of Circulation,
Jonathan Ballinger, Knoxville Library Coordinator of Technical Services,   
Myron J. “Jack” Smith, Jr.,  MLS, Library Director
Anne Reever Osborne, MLIS, Assistant Library Director for Distance Learning/Distance Learning Librarian NE,
Charles Tunstall, MLS,  Reference & Instruction Librarian, Greeneville,



Students, faculty and staff use their Tusculum College ID as a library card.   Tusculum alumni and  students of reciprocating institutional libraries  may obtain complimentary cards from library staff.  A valid ID is required. For those not otherwise covered, a library card may be purchased for $25.00 per year with proper identification.


Collections of Garland Library are reviewed in the Greeneville library guide. 


Books circulate for three weeks and may be renewed 2 times unless placed on hold by another user.  The limit for non-Tusculum users is ten (10) books per visit. 

Videocassettes  and DVDs may be checked out for one week by current Tusculum students, faculty and staff only. 

Periodicals, reference works, and reserves may be used in-house only.



Reference assistance, library orientation/instruction.

Reference services and individual instruction on the use of library resources are available.  Group sessions are available and should be scheduled with Mary Halliburton.

Computer services. 

Library computers so designated have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) installed.  Students may utilize these programs for educational and coursework purposes.  However, top priority for library computers is for Tusculum College student access to the library catalog, databases, the internet, and other information sources.

Printing services. 

Printing services are available in the library.  There is ten cents (10˘) per page charge for printing from computers in the library.


Distance Learning Services and Resource Delivery

Library services to all Tusculum students at off campus locations include telephone and e-mail  reference and library instruction service, resource-by-mail service, intra-campus book loan, 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 Mary Halliburton, Knoxville Library Administrator, 1-800-729-0116, Ext. 5016 , or

Intra-Campus Book Loan (Books by Mail for  Off Campus Distance Learning students only):

Books from TC Library Greeneville or Knoxville may be requested by students by phone, in person or, with an online form.  Materials will be sent to Knoxville, Greeneville, Tri Cities (Gray), or Morristown centers via campus courier or, upon request  be 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 Tri-Cities or Morristown campus site coordinator, or via U.S. Postal Service (using the postage paid return label 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.

Other Resources by Mail (Distance Learning Students Only)

Article copies may also be sent via e-mail, 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 student’s account.  Limit 4 articles per student per course period.

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

Interlibrary Loan

All Tusculum students may borrow up to four books and request copies of journal articles available from other institutions. The waiting period may be as long as 2 weeks.  Students are responsible for any additional costs charged by the lending library.  Materials may be picked up at the Knoxville library, unless special arrangements are made.  Interlibrary loan request forms are available online.   You may also contact Mary Halliburton for assistance in obtaining items available from other libraries.


Tusculum College students:  Students will be notified by phone, email, campus mail, or US mail when items are overdue.  Final notices will be sent by US mail when items are long overdue.  If items are not returned after the final notice, an invoice from the Business Office, assessing the user will be sent.

Other cardholders:   Library privileges will be withheld until items are returned and any fines/fees paid.  Delinquent borrowers will receive follow-up notices as appropriate.



An atmosphere conducive to learning is a major component of any library.  Please make sure your conversations, your actions, your attitude, and your mobile phone contribute to a pleasant and enjoyable, yet educational, atmosphere for all library patrons.


Revised 08/01/2013

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