The primary purpose of Internet availability in the University of Tennessee Libraries is to provide access to information that will enhance and support the educational, instructional, and research activities of UTK students, faculty, and staff.
UT Libraries is creating a technologically advanced and challenging environment. This environment must protect the rights of library users, the University and its employees without compromising the values that we embrace. Those values are embodied in the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the ALA Library Bill of Rights.
- UT Libraries provides electronic information access to students, faculty, scholars, and staff to support their teaching,learning, scholarship, and research
- The University Libraries respects the privacy of users but can not guarantee it
- The University Libraries neither restricts lawful access to materials nor protects library users from information they may find offensive
- The use of open access workstations for primary library research and information seeking purposes has priority over all other uses
- Members of the university community engaged in accessing library and other information resources have priority over other users
- Members of the general public using open access workstations in the Libraries are subject to this policy and must observe the Libraries’ regulations
- Library staff offer assistance, guidance, and instruction on using the Internet as a research and information resource
- Library staff do not monitor and have no control over the information accessed on the workstations in the Libraries’ buildings
- Children using UT Libraries’ resources must be accompanied by a responsible adult
- All uses of computing and networking resources must be legal and conform to the UT Use of Information Technology Resources Policy IT0110
- All disruptive or harassing users may be subject to arrest or removal by law enforcement officials and to revocation of computer and /or library access privileges. University students or employees engaging in disruptive or harassing behavior may be subject to additional University disciplinary action.
Graduate Commons Officially Open
The long-awaited space just for graduate students in Hodges Library is now officially open to all graduate students.
Recent NewsMore News
- Open Textbook/Open Educational Resources Grant Program: Call for Proposals
- Holly Mercer Elected to HathiTrust Board
- ProQuest Ebook Central - Scheduled Maintenance- Saturday, October 19, 2019
- Historical UT Agricultural Publications Now Available as Digital Collections
- Library Hosts STEM Event for K-12 Teachers
- “Science in Motion”: Librarians to Host Film Screening and Photo Preservation Events
- UT Libraries Surpasses $20 Million Campaign Goal
- Graduate Commons offers quiet or group study—and a sense of community
Upcoming EventsMore Events
Lunch and Learn: Difficult Conversations on Supporting First-generation StudentsOct. 23 @ 12pmJohn C Hodges Library - 605
Foreign & Independent Film: SolarisNov. 5 @ 7pmJohn C Hodges Library - Lindsay Young Auditorium, 101
Make BreakNov. 14 @ 1pmPendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library - Makerspace