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Everything you need to know to make the most of the Library at Watkins
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Fisk University Library

Watkins Library is proud of our cooperative agreement with the Fisk Universiy John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library located less than ten minutes away from the Watkins campus. The Fisk Library houses over 200,000 books, various special collections documenting the African-American experience, and the Aaron Douglas Collection. Parking is free; Just present your Watkins ID at the Fisk Library’s checkout counter for registration.

Search the Fisk Library Catalog


Search WorldCat

WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.   Once you find an item, use the Interlibrary Loan form to request the item through the Library at Watkins

InterLibrary Loan

If you can't find the book, journal, article or other item you need in the Watkins Library or in one of our full-text subscription databases, search the other online catalogs on this page.  If you cannot find the item locally, at Fisk University or the Nashville Public Library, for example, expand your search using WorldCat.  The listing from WorldCat can be used to request an interlibrary loan from a participating institution, which is shipped to the Library.


    InterLibrary Loan Form

    A librarian will request the book for you and notify you by email when it arrives. Make sure you plan ahead.  An Interlibrary Loan will take 1 to 2 weeks to arrive.

    Interlibrary Loan Request Form


    Library Online Catalog


    Search Nashville Public Library

    Students are encouraged to utilize the great resources of the Nashville Public Library. Besides access to their vast collection of books, DVDs, and music, NPL offers the convenience of delivery to the Looby Branch located across Rosa Parks from Watkins. On-campus students can obtain a public library card by presenting a personal ID, such as your driver’s license, passport, or learner’s permit, proof of home address, and proof of your current address on campus.


    Search Project ATHENA

    A service of the Nashville Area Library Alliance, the ATHENA catalog is an Interlibrary Loan service that gives you access to the collections of local college and public libraries from Aquinas and Belmont to Vanderbilt and Volunteer State.


    Google Books

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