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About the Library

An overview of library policies, codes of conduct, collections, classifications, and procedures.

What is TALC?


The Tennessee Academic Library Collaborative creates partnerships among Tennessee's non-profit, post-secondary, academic libraries and works collaboratively with other groups and organizations to provide leadership to various library sectors in the state and region. TALC leads, creates, and delivers programs and projects designed to increase and improve access to library services and resources for participating users' institutions. TALC strives to combat rising costs for library materials and resources through group-based strategies.

What does that mean for you?

The Tennessee Academic Library Collaborative was created to foster collaborative activities among the libraries of Tennessee’s public institutions of higher education. The driving force behind TALC is a commitment to meeting the information needs of its collective clientele while striving to reduce the rate of increase of costs.

To be eligible for TALC you must be a currently enrolled student or be employed (full or part time) at a participating institution.

You must be able to log in to your campus portal to show that you are enrolled in course(s) for the current semester or that you are employed at the institution. 

You will also be asked to show home campus ID. If you do not have a home campus ID, you may be asked to present a driver's license or other government-issued photo ID.

Borrowing privileges from a participating TALC library require that the borrower accept full responsibility for the items borrowed. As a TALC borrower, you agree to follow all rules and guidelines established by the lending library. Borrower responsibilities include returning materials in time and paying replacement cost of materials and fees, if charged by the lending library.