A group of academic and school libraries, as well as the Nashville Public Library and the Tennessee State Library and Archives, have joined together in a consortium called the Nashville Area Library Alliance (NALA) in support of the Nashville-area learning community. These libraries will be investigating means by which they can share their collections more broadly in support of all individuals in learning.

Athena is a virtual library catalog of some of the member libraries of NALA. A patron at any participating library can simultaneously search the library catalogs of a number of the participating institutions to determine where a book is located. Books so identified may be requested through the patron's home library on interlibrary loan. For this project, an expedited interlibrary loan service has been established.

NALA Libraries

Aquinas College

Lipscomb University

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Austin Peay State University

Meharry Medical College

Tennessee State University

Belmont University

Metro Public Schools

Trevecca Nazarene University

Brentwood Library

Cumberland University

Middle Tennessee State University

Vanderbilt University

Fisk University

Nashville State Tech

Volunteer State Community College

Welch College

Public Library of Nashville & Davidson County

Williamson County Public Library

NALA By-Laws

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