Tennessee State Library and Archives

Online Resources

Genealogy Index Search

Search military records, vital records and other Tennessee resources indexed by our staff over many years.

Maps are invaluable components of historical and genealogical research, and documentary records often cannot be fully understood without referring...

Patriot Paths Map

Patriot Paths is a work in progress that uses Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that soldiers took before and after their service...

TEL Tennessee Electronic Library

Free access to over 400,000 magazines, journal, and newspaper articles, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, primary source materials, and more!

Public Library Directory Graphic

Search this online directory of all public libraries and services in Tennessee by county, region, or city.

The Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) is a digital repository of the Tennessee State Library & Archives providing open access to thousands of...

Highlighted Programs

Learn how to uncover your family stories from expert researchers at the Tennessee State Library & Archives’ free Family History Day on the...

Tennessee’s State Capitol is the subject of a new book published by the Office of Secretary of State Tre Hargett and created by the Tennessee...

Our visitors guide provides information for your visit to the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The subjects covered include hours, holidays,...

Library & Archives Videos

A documentary on the building and grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol.

August 20, 2016 - Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: Women's Suffrage Movement

April 14, 2018 - Following the trail of an ancestor in trouble with the law or plagued with mental illness is often difficult. Using examples from...

September 26, 2015 - Veteran genealogist Jim Long will use case studies to demonstrate how even small bits of information can lead to important...

May 6, 2017 - Documents made with pen and paper aren't the only important records of Tennessee history. In some cases, the stories of the...

Digital Materials Librarian Jennifer Randles will take attendees on a tour of the newly-redesigned Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA). The free...

Second Saturday Tours of the Tennessee State Library & Archives Continue this Week
Second Saturday tours of the beautiful new state-of-the-art Tennessee State Library & Archives on the northeast corner of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville are back this Saturday, Aug. 14.
Second Saturdays at the Tennessee State Library & Archives Start This Week
Beginning this Saturday, July 10, the Tennessee State Library & Archives is hosting Second Saturday tours of their new facility at 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N. on the northeast corner of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville.
Tennessee State Library & Archives Launches Second Saturday Tours
The Tennessee State Library & Archives is excited to welcome guests to explore their new facility with the launch of Second Saturday Tours beginning Saturday, July 10.
Tennessee History Day logo that says "It's not just a day... It's an experience!"
Tennessee History Scholars Advance to National Competition
Sixty-two students who placed first or second in their categories at this year’s virtual Tennessee History Day contest will represent Tennessee at National History Day this summer.

About TSLA

The Tennessee State Library and Archives collects and preserves books and records of historical, documentary and reference value, and promotes library and archival development throughout the state.

Tennessee State Library and Archives
Charles A. Sherrill, State Librarian and Archivist
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243