Borrower Cards

Students, faculty, and staff within the University of Tennessee system (UT Chattanooga, UT Martin, UT Memphis, and UT institutes) may check out books, periodicals, and media using their valid university IDs. Privileges and loan periods for UT System affiliates are the same as those for UT Knoxville.

Interlibrary Services is NOT available for Non-UTK members. You will need to consult with your parent institution for Interlibrary Services Requests.

All UT affiliates and members of the community are welcome to find books in the library and scan portions of the item using the ScannX in Commons South.

Card Type Available to…
Courtesy CardsThose sponsored by a UTK Department, UT Library Administration, or a college/university with which we have a reciprocal agreement
Donor CardsNon-affiliates of the University of Tennessee who wish to check out books from Hodges, Music, Map, and Ag-Vet Med Libraries.
Proxy CardsUT Faculty in order to allow graduate assistants (or other designated individuals) to check out items for the faculty member.
TBR PrivilegesAnyone who attends a Tennessee Board of Regents College or University.

Courtesy Cards

Courtesy cards are available to anyone sponsored by a UTK Department, UT Library Administration, or a college/university with which we have a reciprocal agreement.

Cost: None

How to obtain: Bring a photo ID to the Hodges Library Public Services desk on the 2nd floor along with emailed or lettered permissions from the sponsoring College or UTK Department.

Fines: All cardholders are responsible for fines or accrued charges. Borrowing privileges will be suspended for outstanding fines of $5.00 or more.

 Privileges with card:

The following services/privileges are granted to holders of courtesy cards:

  • Check out books from Hodges, Music, Map, and Ag-Vet Med Libraries
  • A total of ten books may be checked out with the card

The following services/privileges are not granted to holders of courtesy cards:

  • Check out of journals/periodicals
  • Check out of equipment
  • Recall of books
  • Use of Library Express or Interlibrary Loan
  • Remote (off-campus) access to databases and electronic resources

Donor Cards

Non-affiliates of the University of Tennessee may purchase donor cards in order to check out books from Hodges, Music, Map, and Ag-Vet Med Libraries.

Cost: $100 per year payable by credit card or check. Expires one calendar year from the date of purchase.

Issued to: Individuals (no company cards) and is not transferable to another individual.

How to obtain: Bring a photo ID to the Hodges Library Public Services desk on the 2nd floor to fill out an application.

Fines: All cardholders are responsible for fines or charges accrued. Borrowing privileges will be suspended for outstanding fines of $5.00 or more.

 Privileges with card:

The following services/privileges are granted to holders of donor cards:

  • Check out books from Hodges, Music, Map, and Ag-Vet Med Libraries
  • A total of ten books may be checked out with the card

The following services/privileges are not granted to holders of donor cards:

  • Check out of journals/periodicals
  • Check out of equipment
  • Recall of books
  • Use of Library Express or Interlibrary Loan
  • Remote (off-campus) access to databases and electronic resources

Proxy Cards

Proxy cards are available to UT Faculty in order to allow graduate assistants (or other designated individuals) to check out items for the faculty member. The faculty member is responsible for all materials checked out on his/her proxy card(s). Lost or stolen proxy cards should be reported to the Public Services Department as soon as possible.

Cost: None

How to obtain: UT Faculty may obtain up to three proxy cards. The faculty member may come in person with his/her UT ID to the 2nd floor Public Services desk or the Ag-Vet Med Library desk or fill out the Online Proxy Card application form to obtain a proxy card.

Fines: All cardholders are responsible for fines or accrued charges. Borrowing privileges will be suspended for outstanding fines of $5.00 or more.


TBR Reciprocal Borrowing

Who is eligible: Anyone who attends a Tennessee Board of Regents College or University.

Cost: None

How to obtain: A TBR card is no longer required. The TBR member will need to log in to their institution’s campus portal at the 2nd floor Public Services desk at Hodges Library to be confirmed and registered in our system.

Fines: All cardholders are responsible for fines or accrued charges. Borrowing privileges will be suspended for outstanding fines of $5.00 or more.

Privileges:

  • Check out books from Hodges, Music, Map, and Ag-Vet Med Libraries
  • A total of ten books may be checked out

The following services/privileges are not granted to TBR members:

  • Check out of journals/periodicals
  • Check out of equipment
  • Recall of books, although holds are available
  • Use of Library Express or Interlibrary Loan
  • Remote (off-campus) access to databases and electronic resources

Graduate Commons Officially Open

The long-awaited space just for graduate students in Hodges Library is now officially open to all graduate students.

UT graduate students gather for a meeting in the Graduate Commons at Hodges Library