aware current students and faculty can access these electronic resources from on or off campus locations, 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
Special Collections: The Lupton Library keeps its rare and unique sources 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 search the Library Catalog at www.lib.utc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=76&Itemid=108
The Interlibrary Loan Department that 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 provides a TBR card for students who wish to borrow books in person.
Access and Borrowing Services:
The Lupton Library provides efficient and friendly service to library patrons from our 1st floor Circulation Desk. At this desk a student with a Mocs card can:
- check out books for 4 weeks
- check out cds, dvds, or videos for 3 days
- check out a laptop for up to 4 hours of use
- check out a group study room for 2 hours of use
- renew your materials, or renew online at
- borrow a course reserves item
- pick up an interlibrary loan
- pick-up a TBR borrower card
- place a "hold" or "search" request for an item you can;t find on the shelf
- pay a fine or fee
The Lupton Library is here to provide research assistance to students who need books, articles or other information. From the 1st floor Reference/Information Desk, our team of librarians will help you effectively use and evaluate information and:
- identify useful articles, books, or web sites for your research,
- make an appointment with you for an in-depth research consultation,
- give you one of our subject guides to resources that identifies quality resources in the Library on a topic you need,
- respond to your email requests for assistance, submit ques- tions at www.lib.utc.edu/forms/contact_us.html,
- teach your class about research methodology at the request of your professor.
The Library Building:
The Library Building is equipped with 75 public computers for student use. The entire building is also wireless enabled, and there are lots of space for both group and individual study. There is also a small eating area available on the 1st floor of the Library.
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
Parking Garage and Parking Services
Select copy and vending machine locations
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, 216 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 to the Mocs Card Office to be placed on Hold. 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.
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