Athena is a network of Nashville-area
library catalogs accessible via the World Wide Web. Library users at any
Athena library may search the catalogs of any of the other participating
Austin Peay State University
Middle Tennessee State University
Nashville State Tech
Public Library of Nashville & Davidson County
Tennessee State University
Trevecca Nazarene University
Volunteer State community College
Users may search one library’s catalog, or
simultaneously search catalogs of all participating libraries. Results
are displayed for each library.
Books found through Athena may be requested
through Interlibrary Loan at the Information Desk on Level 2 or online. An
expedited delivery service is available - books should arrive at APSU
within one week. Loan periods for books obtained through Athena are 28
If you want to personally get a book from another library, please be
aware that policies regarding use of and check-out privileges vary
from library to library. Please contact the other library for
information before making a trip.
Periodicals are not yet available through Athena.
Other materials like rare books, books on class reserve, and non-book
materials may not be borrowed.
Athena will NOT indicate whether a book is
Athena was developed by the Nashville Area Library
Alliance (NALA), a consortium of libraries promoting cooperation and
resource sharing to benefit the Nashville area learning community.
You may access Athena from anywhere.
How to Search Athena
Enter your search term in the search box and
choose to search by keyword (anywhere), author, title, or subject headings. Click Go!