Materials Request

Patrons wishing to use Special Collections materials on-site must use this form to request:

  • Manuscript Collections
  • Archival Collections
  • Books housed in University Archives

For out-of-area patrons wanting scans or digital files delivered electronically for a fee, see this page.

Books marked as Rare Books are kept in Hodges and do not require a request form.

Patrons requesting a Modern Political Archive (MPA) collection should email mpa@utk.edu.

Manuscript and Archives collections are stored off-site and pulled once a day. Materials requested before 3.00pm will be available the following business day at 9.00am. Materials requested after 3.00pm will be available two business days later at 9.00am.

Only one MS collection, AR collection, or Archives book may be requested per form.  Need help?

(a maximum of six boxes per day may be requested from one MS or AR number. No more than ten total boxes may be requested in one day.)

Note: Circulating copies of theses/dissertations may be checked out from the Storage department. Request them through the library catalog.


Materials Request

  • If yes, please fill out class information

  • ex: English 102
  • If requesting an archival book, just enter X