Library Programs and Services
Public Services

The Public Services Section of the Tennessee State Library and Archives is responsible for assisting researchers who wish to use the collections of the State Library and Archives. Trained staff assist visitors in the use of finding aids, including card and computer catalogs, computer databases, manuscripts registers, and inventories of microfilm and photographs. Public Services staff assists patrons in person, by telephone, by mail and by e-mail. Genealogists, historians, lawyers, and state government employees are among those most often served.

The records at TSLA are open to the public, and you are welcome to come in to search the records yourself and make your own copies. The Library Reading Room, the Microfilm Reading Room and Manuscripts is open Tuesday through Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm (Central Time). Legislative History is open Tuesday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm (Central Time). TSLA will always be closed on Mondays and on designated state & federal holidays. Additional information about the library (including directions, parking and holiday hours) can be found on our Web site at Visitor Information.



Updated July 13, 2012

Tennessee State Library and Archives
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615.741.2764 Fax: 615.532.2472