tennessee electronic library (tel)



Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) provides free online access to selected electronic databases for all libraries serving the citizens of the State of Tennessee: public, academic, school, and not-for-profit special libraries.

TEL is supported by federal funds under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of the Tennessee Department of State, Riley C. Darnell, Secretary of State.

Some of the databases currently included in TEL are:

  • Business Information
  • Health/Wellness
  • Newspaper/Magazines
  • Literature Criticism
  • Spanish Language
  • Homework and Education
  • Reference Materials
  • Science/Technology