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Library Services: Visitor Services

Checkout Books

with a Community Borrower Card

For information about circulation of library materials, please follow this link: Circulation


Research Assistance

Visitors may request assistance in person, by phone, by email, or through online chat.  For more information, follow this link:  Ask-A-Librarian.

Visitor Services

Visitors are welcome at the Pellissippi Library. Visitors are welcome to use the services described on this page in accordance with the policies of the library, the college, and the Tennessee Board of Regends.

Community Borrower's Cards

Area residents who age 18 or older, may register for a Community Borrower's Card that permits checkout of library materials. A valid Tennessee Driver's License, or other acceptable proof of identity, age, and Tennessee residency must be presented at registration.

A Community Borrower's Card can be obtained at the Library's Circulation Desk at Hardin Valley Campus or the ERC service desk at extended campus locations.

  • The card is valid for one year and may renewed.
  • The card is a library borrower's card and it does NOT imply or confer any other privileges or access to computer labs or services at any other campus facility that you might visit. 
  • Community borrowers may have a maximum of 5 items checked out at once, with a limit of five renewals per item.
  • Overdue items must be returned before any other materials can be borrowed.
  • Community borrowers are subject to the Library's stated loan periods and overdue policies.
  • Community patrons who reside more than 100 miles from a Pellissippi State location (no local address) may be asked to verify that they are in good standing with their local library or any other Tennessee library where they live.

Computer Use

  • Computers in the library and ERCs are available for use by visitors (age 18 and older) to access the library's information resources and the internet.
  • To access computers, a temporary guest account may be requested at the library reference desk. A visitor wishing to use a computer must legibly print and sign his or her name to obtain a guest username and password.
  • Please be aware that computers are intended for scholarly and research purposes only and not for commercial gain or private profit.
  • Computers are available on a first-come-first-serve basis; however, during especially busy times, priority must be given to Pellissippi students, faculty and staff.