General reference question are assigned to a librarian or archivist. Most questions are answered in two business days. Complex questions may require more time.
Our telephone reference desk is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST), Tuesday through Saturday. Call 615-741-2764 to speak with a reference librarian or archivist.
A librarian is available to answer quick reference questions from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST), Tuesday through Saturday. The chat widget is located on the Library and Archives Homepage.
On Capitol Hill
We are located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, immediately west of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville. The Library and Archives is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time), Tuesday through Saturday, and staff are available to assist with your reference inquiries.