Students in the dorms — or, for that matter, anywhere on campus — can now stream movies to their laptops, on demand. The free movie channel (movies.utk.edu) is available to anyone, as long as they’re on campus to access the wireless network.
Each month, a selection of twenty feature films is available on demand from any laptop or desktop computer. The movie channel is not available from off-campus, and is presently not available to tablet computers. The Volunteer Channel (UT campus cable 12) makes the movies available to televisions in UT residence halls on a rotating schedule.
More renovations are underway at the Hodges Library. Library users will soon encounter an entirely new look as they exit the elevators onto the upper floors. In the meantime, we ask our patrons to excuse the noise and disruption.
The open seating areas in the central corridors of the stacks floors — floors 3 through 6 — are receiving a facelift. The central aisles will soon have more electrical outlets, improved lighting, and new digital signs.
Upgrades also include new security features: cameras, emergency phones, and open sightlines in the central aisles. These improvements are part of the Libraries’ efforts to better support 24-hour access to the stacks. During the fall and spring semesters, all floors of the Hodges Library are open 24 hours, Sunday through Friday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. We are opening and improving spaces in the central corridor of each floor to give students more opportunities to study where they can see and be seen by other students rather than having to find a remote corner for lack of a seat or an electrical outlet.
Visitors to the library this week may need to seek alternate routes as they wander around the upper floors: we’re laying new carpeting in the central aisles. Please bear with us. Better things are coming!