Library FAQ

Library FAQs

Q. Where do I go to search for books or video recordings?
A. You can use the library’s online catalog to locate most materials.

Q. Where do I go to search for periodical articles, book reviews, and essays?
A. You can use EBSCOHost search for access to the ATLA Religion database or the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Q. Can I renew materials without coming to the library?
A. Yes, only if the materials is not overdue.  You can do this one time.

Q.  How do I renew my library materials?

A. Call the library 901.334.5858 or renew online using the library catalog.

Q. What is my patron ID number?
A. The barcode number on the back of your student ID or library card is your patron ID number.

Q. Who can get a library card?
A. Current students, faculty, staff, and alumni of MTS can receive a library card at no charge. Individuals outside of the MTS community may purchase a library card for $25 per year.

Q. How do I contact the library?
A. You can email the library at or call 901.334.5858