Final exams are quickly approaching. Need a place to study or finish that big project? Come to Pendergrass Library on the agriculture campus!
Pendergrass Library is a comfortable study space with friendly staff who are eager to help with research, technology, and more. Snacks are readily available across the hall at the new Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market, and food and drink are allowed in all areas of the library.
Check out the top 5 places to study in Pendergrass:
1. The No Talking Zone
Tucked away in the back of the library, the No Talking Zone is one of the largest true quiet spaces on campus. It’s a great place to focus and tune out distractions. Enjoy a variety of furniture for group and individual seating, natural light, and easy access to our physical collection. Need a computer? Check out a laptop at the front desk and take advantage of our many charging outlets. An accessibility station, including a videophone and height-adjustable desk, is also available in the No Talking Zone.
Visit the Alcove to study as a group, talk over class notes, or take a break from studying to laugh and relax with friends. There are no noise restrictions in this area of the library, so students can quiz each other, practice presentation talking points, and more. Just like the Quiet Zone, group and individual seating and natural light make this a great study space.
3. The Study Rooms
Pendergrass Library offers 5 fully equipped study rooms that students can reserve ahead of time. To reserve a room, fill out the online form 48 hours in advance. If a room has not been reserved, just walk in first-come first-served. All rooms offer comfortable seating, a large conference table, a desktop computer, and whiteboards to assist with studying. Use the large display monitors in Rooms E and F or Smart Board in Room G to practice presentations.
Academic support is also available in Study Room E throughout the week. Visit the Writing Center Wednesdays noon-2 and agriculture subject tutors Wednesdays 5-8 and Sundays 3-6. Statistical consulting is available by appointment by calling the OIT Helpdesk at (865) 974-9900.
4. The Computer Lab
Access a suite of hardware and software at the library’s OIT-supported computer lab. Choose between dozens of PC desktops and 2 specialized Mac workstations. Every workstation has a pair of headphones, and additional equipment such as jump drives and adapter cables is available at the front desk. Document scanning and printing (color and black and white) are available, as well as a machine to add any amount of cash to your VolCard account.
Special printing needs? Just ask for help! Pendergrass offers large format poster printing and 3D printing.
5. The Great Outdoors
Read over class notes and enjoy the sunshine in one of the many outdoor areas surrounding the library. Study at a picnic table immediately to the right of the library entrance, or walk around the building to study on a bench in the UT Gardens. De-stress with a walk on the greenway that runs between the gardens and Neyland Drive.
Not on campus, but still need help? Contact Pendergrass Library any way you like! See our full hours here.