The Library maintains a wealth of information resources for your use. The collection contains over 500,000 books, 100 databases to identify journal articles, 40,000 electronic and print journal subscriptions (many full-text), and just over 15,000 audiovisual items. Our total holdings add up to over 1.9 million physical pieces of material and more electronic pages then you can count.
Databases and Indexes: Databases help you find specific articles within journals. To access the Library's database and find journal articles go to: www.lib.utc.edu/databases. Here you will find a list of online resource tools grouped by UTC departments such as psychology, nursing, or history, to name just a few. For your convenience, current students and faculty can access these electronic resources from on or off campus locations, 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
Books, Videos, and CDs: If you are interested in the books, music, or films owned by the Library, check out the easy search link provided on the library homepage that allows you to search just that specific collection. Your search will tell you whether the item is checked out or available and its floor location in the library.
Journals and Magazines: To access our journal holdings, go to: www.lib.utc.edu/fulltext. In addition to an alphabetical list, you will find a subject grouping of our journals which makes for easy browsing. Current students and faculty will appreciate their ability to access these electronic resources from on or off campus locations, 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
The Lupton Library houses its rare and unique books and manuscripts in an area called Special Collections. Here you will find information about the history of UTC, personal papers of alumni and faculty, as well as many rare and valuable books (some of which go back to Shakespeare's time). Information about special collections can be found at: www.lib.utc.edu/services/special_collections.
Reserve Materials: Your professors may place items "on reserve" in the Library for use by students in their classes. Many of these items are available electronically, while others are shelved behind the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. To find an item on course reserve, go to the library homepage and click on the Course Reserve link in the “FIND” section. This will take you to a simple search by title, professor, or course number. If the article or item is available electronically you will be able to click on a link that will access a pdf to read online or print immediately.
Interlibrary Loan: The Interlibrary Loan Department will borrow books and journal articles not owned by UTC, free of charge, from other libraries, for current students and faculty. Simply fill out the request form at http://illiad.lib.utc.edu/. In addition, students may borrow books in person from other universities in the UT or Tennessee Board of Regents system. A list of participating schools may be found at: www.lib.utc.edu/services/circulation/borrowing/TBR-UTlist.html. The library's Circulation Desk will issue a TBR card for students who wish to borrow books in person from a participating TBR school.
The University provides each student with an official University ID card, the Mocs Card. This card is used to gain admission to athletic events, to check out books from the library, to obtain special rates and privileges at many University functions, and to indicate the individual's right to use University facilities. Mocs Cards can also be used as a debit card at the following locations:
- All Food Service Facilities; Boling Mini-Mart
- Computer Labs
- Go Print Stations
- Graphic Services and Mail Room
- Laundry Facilities
- Parking Garage and Parking Services
- UTC Student Health Center
- Select copy and vending machine locations
A student’s account can be managed online through ManageMyID by registering at www.utc.edu/mocscard. A debit card account balance can be activated by depositing cash into the Value Port machine located next to Food Services in the University Center and in the Library. Also, deposits can be made in the form of cash, check, Visa or Mastercard in the Bursar's Office, 274 Fletcher Hall.
A student's initial Mocs Card is intended to last throughout the entire stay at UTC. Lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately through ManageMyID. The Mocs Card Office is located in the University Center, ground floor, Room 141. The telephone number is (423) 425-2218 or (423) 425-4109; fax (423) 425-4795. UTC is not liable for any loss of funds due to misuse or theft of a Mocs Card. Replacement cards (lost, broken, or damaged) are made at the Mocs Card Office for a cost of $15 to be paid at the Bursar's Office. Once a replacement card is made, previous cards cannot be reactivated under any circumstances. No fee is charged for the initial card or for the initial use of the debit card system. A $15 service fee is applied to Mocs Card refunds.
Located in the University Center, the Placement and Student Employment Center assists degree candidates, alumni, and students in securing full- and part-time employment. The service is available year round.
The University is committed to making the campus a safe environment for its citizens. Each year UTC publishes the Campus Safety and Law Enforcement Handbook which includes campus crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years as well as various campus policies concerning law enforcement, the reporting of criminal activity, and crime prevention programs. Prospective students, current students and employees may receive a copy of the report by visiting:www.utc.edu/PublicSafety or by writing to:
UTC Department of Public Safety
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
The UTC Police Department is located at 400 Palmetto Street. Phone: (423) 425-4357