John W. Finney Memorial Library

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Return and Renewal Instructions for Calculators and Library Books

If you are registered for a math class for the Fall 2020 semester, and would like to renew the calculator, or for book renewals, you may email these requests to library@ColumbiaState.edu.

Calculators and books may be returned to Columbia State Campus locations as follows:

You can also mail returns to: Finney Library, Columbia State Community College, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, Tennessee 38401

With all returns, please include your name, student A#, email and phone number so we can notify you by email when the item or items have been received.

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Room Reservations

Study rooms and conference rooms can be reserved in Columbia upon arrival subject to availability utilizing an electronic panel outside the study rooms for 30 minute increments.

Rooms can be reserved in Franklin upon arrival, subject to availability. Advanced reservations can be requested at each location's Circulation Desk or by emailing library@ColumbiaState.edu.

Room kits may be checked out in Columbia with a current Columbia State ID each kit contains HDMI cables with adapters to connect laptops to the flat screens in each room, white board markers and eraser.

Campus Library Contact and Hours

Columbia Campus Library: 931.540.2560

Library Secretary:
Sara Young
syoung2@ColumbiaState.edu
931.540.2819

Library Director
Anne Scott
ascott12@ColumbiaState.edu 
931.540.2851

Fall and Spring Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Williamson Campus Library: 615.790.4406
Lauren Cole: lcole14@ColumbiaState.edu 

Fall and Spring Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Lawrence Campus Library: 931.766.1449
Rory Berry: rberry2@ColumbiaState.edu 

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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Read & Return
Read & Return books are books that have been donated by faculty, staff and students. They can be loaned, borrowed, returned and exchanged without a library card. This collection includes mysteries, biographies, historical fiction, young adult novels, romance and suspense novels. To donate a book, place in book drop at the circulation desk for library staff to clean prior to placing the books on the Read & Return book shelf.

Student Resources Located in the Library

  • The mission of the TRiO/Student Support Services program is to provide underrepresented student populations with the added support mechanisms needed to meet the challenges of higher education.
  • The Tutoring and Learning Center's dedicated staff work together to ensure student success with an open lab environment providing students with free tutoring in math, writing, science and more! 

  • We are committed to ensuring that a college degree is accessible to all, including those who have responsibilities that prevent them from enrolling in day courses. We offer courses in most academic subjects Monday through Thursday evenings during the Fall and Spring Semesters!

Contact

Library
John W. Finney Memorial Library
931.540.2560