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  Choose what you are looking for, click through the instructions, and you will find a wealth of information.





Select a topic from the four listed here, and you will be taken to the TEL website to continue to refine your search.  If you didn't know this was a resource open to the public, you will be amazed.  Plan on staying a while discovering what you find in this great service provided by the State of Tennessee.

TEL is available of charge, 24/7 from any computer with access to the internet.   Don't have a computer at home?  Visit Linden or Lobelville libraries and use their computers!

Homework HelpTEL offers a wonderful array of services.  For instance, did you know you can get HOMEWORK HELP through TEL?  Many of us can take advantage of the following educational resources:

  • Articles, images & primary resources
  • Language Learning
  • Literature Resource Center
  • World Book Encyclopedia


Test PreparationHere's how to find the TEST PREP:

  • go to 
  • click on the "Test Prep" link near the middle of the page
  • click on "Learning Express Library"
  • start building your skill and knowledge!

Career ToolsLooking to move on up in the world?  Or open up your own business?  TEL can help with the following CAREER TOOLS:

  • Job search & interview tools
  • Resume writing
  • Sample business plans


GenealogyGENEALOGY is always important.  TEL can offer assistance with:

  • Census
  • Military 
  • Freedman records

If you need access to the internet and/or computers, visit the library in Linden or the library in Lobelville.

Still have questions?  Contact your local library or email TEL at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.



TEL is made possible through funding provided by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is administered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, Secretary Tre Hargett.