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168 E Parkway S  

Memphis, TN 38104


Phone: 901-334-5858


Library Services


Faculty Resource Center Are you a faculty member in search of resources?  Stop by the Circulation Desk for assistance.
Interlibrary Loans Are you unable to find the materials you need at the MTS Library?  The library can request an interlibrary loan 
PaperCuts Do you need to print?  Stop by the Circulation Desk for assistance.  Costs for printing 0.10
Photocopying Do you need to photocopy?  The photocopier located in the Circulation area.  Costs for photocopying 0.10
Reference Services Do you need help with the library's electronic resources? Stop by the Circulation Desk for assistance.
Research Assistance Do you need help discovering research topics or with Turabian citations?  Schedule an appointment with the MTS Librarian
Reserve Materials Do you need materials for a class? Stop by the Circulation Desk for assistance

Library Information

When it comes to selecting a bibliographic citation, the MTS Library utilizes Kate L. Turabian's, Chicago Style Manual

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

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Faculty Resources

Library Hours

General Hours:

Mon., Tues., & Thurs.    8:30 am to  8:00 pm 

Wed.                    8:30 am to 6 pm
Fri.                        8:30  am to 3 pm
Sat./Sun.            CLOSED**  

Summer hours and when classes are NOT in session:

Mon. – Thurs.     8:30 am to 5pm
Fri.                        8:30 am to 3 pm
Sat./Sun.             CLOSED**

**Open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm as needed.

Director of Library Services

Dr. Deborah Taylor's picture
Dr. Deborah Taylor
168 E. Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104