SPC Frequently Asked Questions
Our FAQ are designed to help you learn more about planning your visit and conducting research in Special Collections.
Plan Your Visit
Due to limited staffing, the are of the Library is open by appointment only. Please Make an Appointment.
Due to the rarity, condition, and value of our collections and books, they do not circulate but may be accessed in our reading room.
In order to preserve our unique collections for future generations, eating, drinking, and use of tobacco products are strictly prohibited.
Yes! we encourage all of our researchers to bring their laptops. UTC students, faculty, and staff may check out laptops at the UTC Library Circulation Desk.
Campus wireless access for personal devices is administered through the UTC Information Technology Division and is available to current UTC students, staff and faculty. For assistance with wireless configuration, please visit the UTC NetAccess page. If you have any questions, please contact the UTC Computer Help Desk at (423) 425-4000.
Yes, but you may take your own digital pictures for study purposes.
Of course! We welcome all researchers. View our Hours and Location for more information about visiting us.
Search Finding Aids
Finding aids are detailed inventories, registers, indexes, and guides to describe collections of primary source materials. They provide a comprehensive overview of a collection's scope and contents. Additionally, they define the conditions under which a collection may be accessed or copied, explain its provenance, and contain histories of individuals and organizations connected with the collection.
Visit our finding aids. Enter search terms, conduct an advanced search, or browse by collection title, subject, or name.