Reserve Library Study Rooms — Remotely

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For some time, students have been able to walk up to a group study room in Hodges Library and use the Room Wizard to immediately access the study space. Now students can reserve a group study in advance from wherever they happen to be, through the Libraries’ new online reservation system.

Group study rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors of Hodges Library and the group study in the Music Library are available for booking. Access the reservation system at A valid UT email address is required to confirm the booking.

Remote reservations must be made at least two hours in advance and can be made up to a month in advance. Reservations may be made for a maximum of two hours per day.

Students may still walk up to an empty study room displaying a green light and press the “Use Now” button for immediate access.

Self-reservations for study spaces in the Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library are not available at this time. However, students may submit online requests at Pendergrass study room requests currently must be made 48 hours in advance.

Hodges Library adds extra Sunday hours

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BusyHodgesBeginning February 1, the John C. Hodges Library will open its doors at 10 a.m. on Sundays. The library is opening two hours earlier on a trial basis.

The public services desk, equipment checkout, and OIT Lab Services desk will open at 10 a.m. Food and beverages also will be available beginning at 10 a.m.

Not all services will be available on Sunday morning. The Studio opens at noon and Research Assistance at 1 p.m. The OIT HelpDesk and OIT Student Computer Support are open 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Hours for other services offered in the Commons are available at

Hodges Library to close at 9 pm, July 23, due to electrical outage

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The John C. Hodges Library will close at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. A power outage in Hodges Library has been scheduled in order to perform emergency electrical maintenance. All library users will be asked to vacate the building prior to 9 p.m.

Due to the power outage, some online library services will be unavailable overnight.

The building will reopen at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24, as long as all electrical maintenance is completed.

Music Library closing temporarily

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The George F. DeVine Music Library (G4 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center) will be closed July 3-31 for upgrades to the library’s compact shelving.

During this time, users may request delivery of Music Library materials by selecting “Request” “Item Pickup or Delivery” from the “Items” record in the library catalog. Please be aware that for a brief period, July 9-14, shelving installation may block access to collections and we may be unable to fulfill requests. We apologize for any inconvenience this closing may cause.

If you have questions concerning the closing or need assistance from Music Library personnel, contact:

Chris Durman (, 865-974-7542), Music Library Coordinator
Sarah Nelson (, 865-974-9946), Day Shift Supervisor
Josh Aldorisio (, 865-974-3474), Night Shift Supervisor

Re-carpeting throughout Hodges Library

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Re-carpeting on all floors of Hodges Library will begin following final exams and will continue through June.

New carpet will be installed on the ground floor, first floor (including the auditorium), and all stacks floors (floors 3-6). Carpets in faculty studies and beneath graduate carrels also will be replaced.

Small areas within the stacks may be temporarily inaccessible. And access to individual faculty studies may be blocked for brief periods.

If you are unable to access needed materials, please ask for help at the circulation/information desk near the Melrose Avenue entrance.

UT students, faculty, and staff can obtain books from closed areas by using the “Request” link in the library catalog. (Read “How it works” at

The Libraries will make every effort to assure that the process is as unobtrusive as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Map Collection Moves, Makes Room for More Study Space in Hodges Library

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The UT Libraries’ Map Collection is relocating, making room for more study space on the ground floor of Hodges Library. Map Services closes May 6 to begin preparing for the move.

Over the summer, the remainder of the map collection will be moved to new quarters in the James D. Hoskins Library (1401 Cumberland Avenue). The entire collection will once again be in one place, and the map collections will be staffed and remain accessible after the relocation takes place. The vacated space on the ground floor of Hodges Library will serve as study space and overflow seating for One Stop. The renovated space should open before fall semester.

Geospatial services (GIS assistance, geospatial data, etc.) will be relocated to Commons South alongside new scholarly digital services.

Library users will have access to the map collections by visiting the Storage Reading Room, 200 Hoskins Library.

If you’ve never visited the Hoskins Library, a pleasant surprise awaits you. The James D. Hoskins Library, designed by renowned architect Charles Barber and built between 1929 and 1931, is collegiate Gothic in style and features vaulted ceilings decorated with literary inscriptions. The main campus library moved from the Hoskins Library to the renovated Hodges Library in 1987.

Please bear with us as we relocate services.

Music Library in New Space this Fall

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MusicLibrary2Students and lovers of music are invited to visit the new home of the George F. DeVine Music Library. The music library occupies a small, but lovely space on the ground floor of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center (1741 Volunteer Blvd.), the new home of the UT School of Music. Librarians Nathalie Hristov and Chris Durman — with the help of a few staff and student workers — offer specialized expertise to music students and faculty at our campus’ smallest branch library. Both librarians are also musicians: Nathalie a cellist who loves playing chamber music, and Chris a guitarist with a love of American folk and popular music. In counterpoint to the string section are the talents of staff supervisors Sarah Nelson (clarinetist) and Josh Aldorisio (percussionist).

MusicLibrary3The music library provides high quality music collections, information, and research assistance to all UT students, staff, and faculty, as well as to members of the local community and researchers in remote locations. The library’s website ( offers 24/7 access to electronic collections, databases, and catalogs. Onsite, books, scores, and other print resources are housed in new compact shelving.

The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center also houses eight technology-enhanced classrooms; fifty-six practice rooms; fifty-seven performance studios/academic offices; an organ studio; a 412-seat recital hall; a recording/mixing lab; computer, electronic music, and piano labs; and an academic tutoring center. The School of Music is now an All-Steinway School, a designation meaning that at least 90 percent of its pianos are Steinway-designed instruments. The DeVine Music Library is an excellent complement to this enhanced setting for music education.

Music Library Reopens in Haslam Music Center

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The George F. DeVine Music Library reopens tomorrow (Wednesday, August 21) in the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center.

The Music Library’s holdings include books, scores, and audio and visual materials representing nearly every aspect and genre of music. The library is open to all UT students, staff, and faculty as well as to members of the local community and researchers around the world. The Music Library website — — provides 24/7 access to articles, databases, catalogs, and streaming music and video.

The Natalie L. Haslam Music Center is the new home of the university’s School of Music. In addition to the Music Library, it houses a new recital hall, band room and office suite, computer labs, a recording studio, 40 performance studios/offices and a variety of technology-enhanced practice and rehearsal rooms.

For high quality music collections, information and research assistance, visit the new Music Library in G04 Haslam Music Center. Or chat online with a librarian at
During Fall and Spring Semesters, the library is open:
8 – 10, Monday – Thursday
8 – 5, Friday
(Closed Saturday)
2 – 10, Sunday

Upper Floors of Hodges Library Undergoing Renovation

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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!

Music Library closing temporarily for move to new Music Center

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The Music Library will close at 5 pm this Friday, July 12, to prepare for the upcoming move to the new Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. The Music Library plans to reopen on August 21 if circumstances allow.

During the closure, online resources accessible through the Music Library homepage ( will still be available for use, but the physical collection will be inaccessible during much of this time. Patrons are advised to check out Music Library materials before 5 pm on July 12 if materials will be needed this summer.

If you have an unanticipated need, please request the item through the Libraries’ catalog and also send an e-mail to Josh Aldorisio ( When possible, Music Library staff will try to fulfill these special requests. The loan periods of all materials will be extended to the August 21 re-opening date, but patrons may also return items to Hodges Library.

We in the Music Library apologize for this inconvenience, but we look forward to assisting library users in the new location.