Waggoner Library provides an attractive and inviting place for learning through research and study. Group study rooms are available to students to help them complete small group assignments. Books may be checked out for several weeks. Items on reserve and media materials are also available for a limited-time checkout.

Graduate students, on and off campus, have full access to Waggoner Library and all its services. Research databases are accessible from the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The library website serves as a portal to all resources available. Print books, electronic books and media are searched through the online catalog. The full texts of journal articles are available through the databases on the Electronic Resources page. Full text journal databases available include ATLA Serials (Religion), Business Source Premier, Digital Dissertations Full Text, ERIC Plus Text, Library Literature & Information Science, PsycARTICLES, and others. See the library website for a complete list of electronic resources.

Inter Library Loan services are available for items not in Trevecca’s collection and can be requested online from the library website.

A library orientation, where students receive information and training on how to use the library’s resources, is given early in the first class for new student groups both on and off campus. On-campus students will come to Waggoner library; a librarian will visit each off-campus site for orientation.

Doctoral study rooms are available to doctoral students. Located on the second floor of the library, these rooms provide a quiet place to research or collaborate. To use a doctoral study room, the doctoral student must present his or her ID at the Circulation Desk to check out a key.

Hours (fall and spring semesters) are:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 A.M. - midnight

Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday: 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 PM, 8:00 P.M. - midnight

Hours (summer semester) are:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Library materials may be returned after hours by placing them in the book drop on the front portico at the left of the main entrance. Seasonal and holiday schedules may be accessed through the library's website ( or by phone (615-248-1214). Graduate students are subject to fines and overdue charges. E-mail reminders and overdue notices are sent to the student’s campus e-mail account.