Libraries Mission and Vision Statement (PDF file)
Libraries Organization (PDF File)
The UT Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The Libraries support the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.
The John C. Hodges Library, Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library serve the Knoxville campus. In the Hodges Library, research assistance and computer services are available 24 hours a day 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 on our website 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. The UT Libraries digitize unique historical documents and images from its Special Collections and University Archives.
The UT Libraries participate in cultural programming on the UT campus, hosting a Writers In The Library series of readings, international and documentary film series, and co-sponsoring programs with campus groups such as the Baker Center for Public Policy and UT’s Ready For The World initiative.
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.