Maps of the New Library
On the Ground floor, you will find the bulk of the Library’s physical materials, including books, journals, documentary films, microfilm and other audio/visual materials. Books and journals are available for every subject that UTC classes cover. Browse the titles, arranged by subject, on the shelves, or use the Library’s online catalog to find out where the item you’re looking for is located. Library staff are available to help you at any time, in-person, through online chat, or over the telephone.
And if you are looking for a specific item that the UTC Library does not currently have available, we can borrow it from another library on your behalf through the interlibrary loan program.
The Ground floor features a moveable shelving system, which allows the Library to utilize the space in the most efficient way possible, comfortably holding its impressive collection of more than half a million materials in one convenient area. This type of shelving has built-in safety measures to assure that no books, or people, are harmed when using them. If you would like a demonstration of how the shelving works, please ask any Library staff member.
Throughout the open area in front of the CheckOut desk, you will find a variety of new and popular books, magazines, films, and music. These bookshelves feature recommended titles from librarians and colleagues across campus. Here you will also discover the Tennessee Textbook Depository and the Library's Children’s Collection.
Coming Soon: The 24/5 space will be available for overnight study Sundays through Thursdays. Featuring a large number of seats as well as study and work spaces, you will be able to comfortably work here as late as you like. Electrical outlets are available throughout the room, as are several data ports. This area is secured through the use of UTC IDs for access, and receives regular monitoring from campus security. Vending machines, restrooms, a GoPrint station, and a copy machine are available here.
The Library offers a conveniently-located satellite office of the UTC Graphic and Mail Services department. Here, you can access a number of paid services, including faxing, laminating and color-copying. As well, postage stamps are available for purchase and USPS mail is accepted for drop-off.
Within the overnight study area, there is a door to the Starbucks that can be used during café hours. This coffeeshop is managed through UTC Dining Services and will accept Mocs Bucks for payment, as well as Starbucks gift cards and other common forms of payment. Enjoy the coffee and food served here in the cafe, outside on the terrace, or in the Library; food and drinks are allowed in the UTC Library unless otherwise noted; we simply ask that you clean up after yourself and please let a staff member know about any spills.
This Starbucks features a green roof, which is just one of the environmentally-friendly aspects of this building's design. Our LEED-certified building takes advantage of daylighting opportunities to conserve electricity. As well, low-flow toilets and faucets are used throughout the building, and a recycling center is located on each floor. Water retention tanks collect rainwater and HVAC condensate, reducing storm-water runoff.
Throughout the 1st floor, you'll find many different study spaces. There are 14 small and medium study rooms available for you to reserve using your UTC ID and password. All rooms will have whiteboards, LCDs, and a Media Hub on the wall. Some rooms are furnished with laptop lounge chairs, others with traditional table and chairs, and a couple of rooms feature a style that facilitates working on the floor. Additional information about study rooms is available within each room or online. Additional study rooms, available on a first-come, first-serve basis are available on the Third floor.
This floor also features two Audio/ Visual Listening and Viewing Rooms for all types of media, including equipment for older formats, such as VCRs, cassette tape desks, record players, and more. The Library circulates some of this technology so be sure to visit the CheckOut Desk if you are interested in learning more. A student lounge is available in room 101 for students needing to charge a device, study, or meet friends.
A graduate student lounge is available in the Northeast corner of the building and available for Graduate Student study and collaborating. Across from the Graduate study lounge is the Graduate Student Association’s office..
Through the wooden double doors at the Northeast end of the building, you'll find the building's other public stairwell. This stairwell is identifiable by the gold painted wall running the height of the building.
Next to the elevators and stairs is a beautiful bonus room equipped with comfortable seating. This space encourages curling up with a good book or having a quiet conversation. Similar spaces also exist on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors.
The Information Commons is the largest computer area on the UTC campus. In this computer lab, you'll find 142 PC computers and 36 Macs all loaded with popular software supporting all disciplines. Scanning and printing are also available through the self-service equipment. There are individual and collaborative spaces throughout the Commons, as well as technology, and personalized assistance. Librarians and staff at the Information Desk are available to help you with a variety of research and technology needs. Staff here can help you with research and other questions about using the library's extensive collection of electronic resources and using the technology on this floor. And one-on-one appointments with a research librarian are available for those needing help finding in-depth information.
All computers in the Information Commons are loaded with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, SPSS, Maple, and other software needed for academic work. This floor also offers 3 black-and-white printing stations. A color printer is available one flight up on the 3rd floor.
A specially-equipped Adaptive Technology Center offers accessible equipment and furniture, and is managed by the Disability Resource Center in partnership with the Library. The Disability Resource Center provides leadership in ensuring equal access to all facilities, programs, and services of UTC. The Center works with all students, employees and visitors of UTC and is available to help with any accommodation requests you may have. Please talk to the staff at the Center or visit the Disability Resource Center website for more information.
Rooms 202 and 203 are practice presentation rooms and are available to students, staff, and faculty. Often called "one-touch presentation rooms", these spaces feature smart technology for easy recording and downloading presentations. One room is furnished with laptop loungers, while the other is furnished in the style of a boardroom.
Next to the Information Commons are two instruction classrooms (a third classroom is available on the 3rd floor). Faculty and student groups can book Library instruction sessions here. These rooms also host a workshop series called Learn at the Library.
This floor also has the Library Administration office, where Dean Liedtka and her staff work. Feel free to stop by during office hours; you’re always welcome to say hello, express a concern or offer a compliment. Here you will also find doors leading to a Library work area, as well as the building’s conference room and kitchen. A staff directory can be found here.
Near the Library Administration Office, you'll find the reference collection, which features books that can be used within the Library. These books are used for quick reference and common research questions. For example, here you will find dictionaries, encyclopedias, citation style guides, phone books and other resources.
The Writing and Communication Center offers services to all UTC students, faculty, and staff. The Center employs UTC students who are trained to offer feedback on writing for any discipline. Feedback is also available for creative and workplace writing. Consultation sessions, as well as use of computers and writers' resources, are free, and can be used by all writers, whether expert or novice.
The Center for Advisement offers a variety of tools and services to help all students succeed academically at UTC. Some of the popular services the Center offers include tutoring, study groups and first-year academic advisement.
The Studio is where you can make a documentary, digitize that old box of slides, manufacture a prototype design through 3D printing, and everything in between. The Studio houses 24 public workstations, including Windows and Macs, which are loaded with creative and design software including full suites of Adobe and Autodesk products. Along the east wall you'll find separate alcoves for audio production, green screen production, and 3D printing technologies. If there's equipment you need, select from a variety of cameras, audio recorders, microphones, and peripherals available for check out. Studio staff members are also available on-the-spot, online, by appointment, and for drop-in workshops in order to help you bring your projects to life.
Study rooms on this floor are available for group collaborative work and study on a first-come, first-serve basis. Different-sized study rooms are available to suit your needs. On opposite ends of the 3rd floor, you will find 2 Quiet Lounges. These provide an oasis for students, faculty and staff who prefer uninterrupted silence. While reasonable volume and respect for others studying is encouraged throughout the Library study areas, these 2 quiet lounges offer a distraction-free zone for scholars who prefer absolute silence. One lounge is furnished with tables so you can spread out your materials, while the other is full of large, comfy chairs.
Special Collections is home to the Library’s most valuable and rare books, as well as local history materials that document the diverse history of Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, the South, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Holdings include letters and journals that document the Civil War and Reconstruction, artwork and publications detailing the culture of Appalachia, original documents and correspondence created by missionaries with regard to the Cherokee Indians, and the South’s unique literary and intellectual traditions. In addition to these rich primary sources, the repository provides access to a diverse collection of rare books that includes fine bindings, book art, important first editions, Southern literature, and illustrated books, including works imagined by UTC alumnus and world-renowned artist, Barry Moser. This department also serves as the official repository for the university archives, offering access to school yearbooks, newspapers, course catalogs, and administrative records.
As the Special Collections are made up of rare and valuable materials that do not circulate out of the building, work areas are available for scholars to use.
The same storage area which houses the amazing special collections materials also stores The University's Permanent Collection of Art when it’s not on public display or exhibition. Established in the early 1950's and now featuring more than 700 individual works, the Permanent Collection of Art is comprised of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work in all media. The Collection is managed by staff of the UTC Cress Gallery of Art and members of the UTC Department of Art. Visit the Cress Gallery of Art website for more information about the Collection.
Featuring high ceilings, beautiful views, and plenty of natural light, the Roth Grand Reading Room is available for your use during most of the hours that the Library is open. You do not need to reserve a spot in the Roth room; simply find a seat and use the electrical outlets and data ports available to you.
This meeting room is named for the Fellowship of Southern Writers, which was founded in 1987 in Chattanooga by a group of nationally-known Southern writers. The group’s objective is encouraging a love of literature in the South by commemorating outstanding literary achievement, encouraging young writers through awards, prizes and fellowships, recognizing distinction in writing by election to membership, and through other appropriate activities.
The Grayson H. Walker Center for Teaching and Learning supports excellence in teaching through faculty training sessions and consultations in the areas of teaching, learning, and technology integration. In this same area, you will find the Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies (C.A.I.T.). This Center is dedicated to improving the learning experience of our students. Working collaboratively with the Walker Center for Teaching and Learning, C.A.I.T. provides leadership, management and support for UTC’s teaching and learning environment through research, collaboration, and innovation, with a focus on technology initiatives and applications, classroom technologies (both physical and virtual), and geospatial technologies.
Faculty Members from the English department have offices throughout this area.