Borrow and Return Materials

Users should request physical items by placing a hold through the library catalog.

The general collection on the ground floor is currently closed. Current faculty, staff, and students can access the Stacks by checking out a "Stacks Pass" from the Check Out Desk. Stacks Passes allow individual access to the stacks for up to 3 hours. Access for classes can be arranged by contacting Acquisitions and Content Management at to request an appointment.

UTC Undergraduate and Graduate Student :

ID Required Mocs Card
Book Loan Period End of current semester
Book Check Outs Allowed 50
Book Renewals 2
Electronic Resources Yes, on-campus and remote access
Movies and Music Loan Period 1 week
Movies and Music Check Outs Allowed 10
Movies and Music Renewals none
Technology Check Out Yes, loans vary
Studio Technology Check Out Yes, loans vary
Study Room Use Yes
Interlibrary Loan Yes
Reserves- 1 Day, 3 Day, 7 day Yes, no renewals
Magazines and Journals No
  • All items that are returned late are subject to fines and/or processing fees.
  • Cardholders are responsible for any fines or accrued charges on their accounts.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended for outstanding fines of $15.00 or more. Students will be placed on academic hold and university privileges such as registration and transcript requests will be suspended until the account returns to good standing.
  • Fines may be paid with Scrappy Cash at the Check Out Desk or at the UTC Bursar’s Office (in-person or online).

Borrower Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for all items checked out in your name.
  • Do not check out items for other people.
  • Do not depend on other people to return items for you.
  • Note the time or date your borrowed materials are due. Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy, but it always is your responsibility to return materials on time.
  • The library uses university email accounts for notification of available materials, overdue notices, and late fees. It is the borrower's responsibility to forward mail from these accounts to commercial email accounts if they are used. Lack of mail delivery does not excuse the borrower from responding to any notices.
  • If you receive an overdue notice for materials that you believe you returned, please reply to the notice so library staff have all the information necessary to investigate.
  • Report lost items promptly.
  • Abuse of library privileges may result in the loss of said privileges. Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, repeatedly not returning materials on time, not paying fines or fees, and damage of library materials or facilities.

Return Materials

Materials may be returned inside the library during operating hours. There are book returns located on both ends of the Check Out Desk as well as a return in the 24/5 corridor.

Please note that some items must be returned to the library service desk from which they were checked out. These include:

  • Technology of any kind including calculators, Chromebooks, and Studio equipment
  • Course Reserves
  • Materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan
  • Any item that is fragile
  • Any item that is time-sensitive

For borrowers' convenience, the UTC Library has exterior book returns available for use both during and after hours. The exterior book returns are located on the Douglas Street side of the building near the base of the staircase and on the Chamberlain Field side of the building near the entrance.


Douglas Street book return

Return Locations


Douglas Street Return

Chamberlain Field book return

Chamberlain Field Return