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About the Libraries


The UT Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student enrolled through the Knoxville campus — with outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

UT’s libraries include the  John C. Hodges LibraryWebster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library. In the Hodges Library, research assistance and technology services are available almost all hours of the week in the attractively furnished, student-centric Commons — a popular venue for both studying and socializing. Technology-rich facilities and services include a multimedia digital production Studio and ever-expanding virtual resources that are easily discoverable at from any computer or mobile device.

The UT Libraries are an active advocate for open access to research. Notable current projects include the online imprint Newfound Press and the university’s institutional repository, Trace, which showcases and disseminates UT scholarship. Unique historical documents and images from the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives are available as digital collections at

The UT Libraries champions diversity in collections and staffing. A successful Diversity Librarian Residency Program, launched in 2002, attracts recent library school graduates to a challenging career in academic librarianship. The libraries’ Diversity Committee hosts a Lunch and Learn discussion series to facilitate comfortable dialog about diversity and inclusion.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.