The University of Tennessee Libraries is committed to providing access to library services and resources to all users.

 

Disabiltiy Etiquette – Link to the disABILITY Resources Center’s webpage suggesting ways of “Engaging People With Disabilities.”

 

Contact Information

  • If you would like assistance remotely with finding resources and conducting research, please contact the Research Services Desk by phone, 865-974-4171, by email, eref@utk.edu.
  • You may also visit the Research Services Desk in person in the Hodges Library on the second floor in room 209.
  • Upon your arrival, you may ask at the Hodges Library Circulation Desk for direction to services points throughout the library. This desk is located on the second floor. Coming in from the Melrose entrance it will be on your left.
  • If you need assistance with ongoing Library research or have questions/comments, please contact Steven Milewski, Disabilities Services Coordinator for the Libraries, at 865-974-2647 or smilewsk@utk.edu.

 

 

Services and Access at Hodges Library

Service Desks

  • Staff at the Circulation Desk can assist with locating appropriate service desks and/or assistive technologies. The Circulation Desk is the located on the second floor of Hodges Library. If entering from the Melrose entrance it will be on your left.
  • The Commons is located on the second floor of Hodges Library. If you are entering at the Melrose entrance, Commons North is on your left and Commons South is on your right at the end of the corridor.

 

Retrieving Materials and Photocopying UT Students, Faculty and Staff registered with the Office of Disabilities Services receive photocopying and reformatting services at no charge. Delivery options are available, please ask. Requests can be made four different ways:

  • In person: Bring a list of items to be pulled or photocopied to the Hodges Library Circulation Desk which is located on the second floor just inside the Melrose entrance on your left.
  • Online: While in the library catalog looking at a record, click on “item” and then click ‘Item Pickup or Delivery’ to have the item pulled and placed on hold. Pick up is at the Hodges Library Circulation Desk which is located on the second floor just inside the Melrose entrance on your left.   You can also request a limited number of chapters be scanned and sent to you via email.  For more information go to http://www.lib.utk.edu/request
  • By Telephone: Call Library Express at 974-0021

Please provide call numbers for all items. If you need assistance finding books or articles, etc., contact Research Services by e-mail at eref@utk.edu, telephone 865-974-4171, or in person in room 209 on the second floor next to Circulation.

 

Research Assistance at Hodges Library

Research librarians are available to answer your questions and assist in finding resources. They can be contacted several ways:

  • In person: Research Assistance desk in room 209 on the second floor next to Circulation
  • Text Chat on the Library home page
  • By phone: Call 865-974-4171
  • By e-mail: eref@utk.edu
  • For in-depth research assistance, students are encouraged to make an appointment with a subject librarian and/or the Libraries’ Disabilities Services Coordinator.

 

Parking:  Multiple designated parking spaces are available in Staff Lot 12 located at the Melrose entrance of Hodges Library. Additionally, there are designated parking spaces on Melrose Ave., which surround the Staff Lot 12 parking lot. When entering from the Melrose entrance, you will be on the second floor of Hodges Library.

Building Entrances:  Both entrances are wheelchair accessible and have automatic doors:
The main entrance to Hodges Library is located on Melrose Avenue. This entrance opens onto the second floor. Elevators are down the hall and on your left. If you need assistance, the main Circulation Desk is located just inside the entrance on your right during construction.The Volunteer Boulevard entrance opens onto the ground floor.

Accessibility:Wheelchair accessible restrooms and water fountains are available on all floors.

 

Services and Access at the Agriculture Veterinary Medicine Library

Location: The Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine Library is located on the UT Agriculture campus, just off Neyland Drive on the corner of River Drive and Joe Johnson Drive. It is in Room A113 of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital building.

Building Entrances: The entrance is wheelchair accessible and has automatic doors.

Services: The staff will retrieve materials from the stacks and assist in photocopying. Checkout privileges may be negotiated.

Parking: Two designated parking spaces are in front of the library. Directly across from these parking spaces is a sloped access to the sidewalk. Once on the sidewalk, proceed to the right and enter the doorway with the sign Pendergrass Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine Library.

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible rest rooms are available.

 

Services and Access at the Music Library

Services: The Music Library staff will provide additional services such as retrieving materials from the stacks or from Reference shelves and assisting with photocopying. Provisions will be made for exceptions to circulation policies when necessary, such as taking materials to adaptive equipment housed elsewhere.

 

 

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Equipment & Software by Location at UT Libraries

 

Hodges Library

Please go to the Circulation Desk by the Melrose entrance to find locations of equipment

  • Photocopiers with enlargement capabilities.

 

Commons South Room 235 D – Please ask for assistance at the Hodges Library Studio Desk to find the location.

  • There is one CCTV unit to magnify and display print materials.
  • Tables with electronically adjustible by height

 

Hodges Library Commons South Equipment Checkout Desk

  • Two Handheld Video Magnifiers
  • An Interpretype “the conversation piece” unit
  • A Trackball Mouse
  • Two large key keyboards (USB connector)
  • Two PC Laptop with Dragon software and Kurzweil 3000

 

Software on Computers in Hodges Library

  • Computers in the Commons have Kurzweil 3000 10.04 and Magnifier.

 

Pendergrass Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine Library

  • Photocopiers with enlargement capability
  • All Computers in the AgVetMed Library have Kurzweil 3000 and Magnifier.
  •  An Assistive Technology station has JAWS 13.0 , Kurzweil 1000 10.0 & scanner with a 30 inch monitor. The AT station is equip with a trackball mouse.  Height adjustible table.
  • Loaner laptops for checkout.
  • A PC Laptop with Dragon speach recogition software and Kurzweil 3000 is available for checkout

 

 

Music Library

  • Photocopier with enlargement capability

Equipment & Software by Type at All Libraries

 

Software for Visual Disabilities:

  • JAWS 13.0 is located on the assistive technology computer at Hodges Library Room 235 D and at the Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library assistive technology workstation.
  • Kurzweil 3000 is is on all Commons computers and all OIT computers in the Hodges Library and the Agriculture Veterinary Medicine Library
  • Kurzweil 1000 10.0 is on the assistive technology workstation at Hodges Library room 235 D and at the Pendagrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library (ask at the Circulation Desk in Hodges Library)

 

Equipment for Visual Disabilities:

  • A CCTV which is used to enlarge the viewing of print materials is available at Hodges Library room 235 D
  • Two Handheld Video Magnifiers are available to be checked out at Hodges Library Commons South Equipment Checkout Desk.
  • A SARA CE document reader is available in Hodges Library room 235D

 

Equipment for Speaking Disabilities:

  • An Interpretype “the conversation piece” unit is available to be checked out at the Hodges Library Commons South Equipment Desk.

 

Software for Learning Disabilities:

  •  Kurzweil 3000 10.04 is on all Commons computers and all OIT computers in the Hodges Library Reading Room on the first floor.

 

Equipment for Hard of Hearing:

  • An Interpretype “the conversation piece” unit is available to be checked out at the Hodges Library Commons South Equipment Desk.

 

Equipment for Mobility Disabilities:

  • An adjustable tables are available in Hodges Library.
  • Several adjustable tables are available at the Agriculture Veterinary Medicine Library.
  • All Instruction Rooms and Group Viewing Rooms in Hodges Library should have at least one adjustable table.
  • A Trackball Mouse is available at the Hodges Library Commons South Equipment Checkout Desk and at the main desk in the Agriculture Veterinary Medicine Library.
  • Automatic Entrance Doors are in place at all of the UT Libraries.
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in all of the UT Libraries.
  • Two PC Laptop with Dragon software and Kurzweil 3000 are available for checkout at the Hodges Library Commons South Equipment Desk and one is available at  Pendagrass Library’s main desk on the Ag Campus.