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Pendergrass Library is open to both the University of Tennessee academic community and the public.  Its collections include agriculture, animal care, consumer sciences, cooking, gardening, and more.  Patrons may browse our collection digitally or visit the library.  Patrons must be affiliated with UT or be a member of the Library Society of UT Knoxville to borrow materials.  Other patrons must use interlibrary loan from local public libraries. Contact Interlibrary Services for more information.

Resources in Our Collection

Use this page to quickly identify subject areas within our main collection by Library of Congress Classification (LCC).

Collection Summary

This page provides a more detailed breakdown of our collection.

Leisure Reading Collection

Pendergrass Leisure Reading collection includes popular and recently released fiction and nonfiction books. Use the form on this page to suggest a book for purchase.

Suggest a Purchase

UT Libraries encourages suggestions for additions to the collection from faculty and researchers. Please visit this page for information about our collection policy.

Government Documents

Pendergrass is a state depository library for agriculture publications. In keeping with Government Printing Office (GPO) guidelines, we maintain specific collections from federal, state, and local authorities.

Soil Surveys

We maintain a collection of soil surveys from counties across Tennessee and other states. See our list of Tennessee Soil Surveys by County for holdings at Pendergrass Library.  Survey maps are available at the Hoskins Library Storage & Reading Room.


TRACE (Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange) is UT’s open access digital repository for the creative and scholarly works of its academic, administrative, and research communities. We are an active contributor to the TRACE collection and are currently uploading materials from Agriculture Research (formerly Agriculture Experiment Station) and historical papers from the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA).

Collection Priorities

Pendergrass Library is continually improving and reviewing its collection. Please visit this page for our collection development values.

Culture Corner

The 2020-2021 Culture Corner offers resources and materials to explore Native American cultures and traditions.

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