Applying for a Library Courtesy Card

All Courtesy Card holders, including UTC alumni, retirees, and community borrowers will need to make an appointment to receive a Courtesy Card.

The application process for library courtesy cards vary per group type. Please find your group type below for instructions. Information regarding circulation of items and loan policies can be found on our Borrow and Return Materials page.

  •  Alumni of UTC must get a card issued by the UTC Alumni Office. For more information about how to get this card, contact the Alumni Office at 423-425-4785.
  • Please make an appointment with the Library, and bring your Alumni Card, along with a state-issued photo ID that has your current address to the UTC Library Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. A staff member will meet you at the Library entrance. You will complete a Library Courtesy Card form and be entered into the Library computer system, which will activate your Library borrowing privileges.
  • The card is good for one year from date of issue and can be renewed by reapplying through the same courtesy card process each year.
  • UTC Retired Faculty and Staff must get a card issued by the UTC Office of Human Resources. For more information about how to get this card, contact Human Resources at 423-425-4221. 
  • Please make an appointment with the Library, and bring your retired faculty/staff card, along with a state-issued photo ID that has your current address to the UTC Library Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. A staff member will meet you at the Library entrance. You will complete a Library Courtesy Card form and be entered into the Library computer system, which will activate your Library borrowing privileges.
  • The card is good for one year from date of issue and can be renewed by reapplying through the same courtesy card process each year.
  • Dependents of UTC Faculty and Staff must get a card issued by the UTC Office of Human Resources. For more information about how to get this card, contact Human Resources at 423-425-4221. 
  • Please make an appointment with the Library, and bring your faculty/staff dependent card, along with a state-issued photo ID that has your current address to the UTC Library Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. A staff member will meet you at the Library entrance. You will complete a Library Courtesy Card form and be entered into the Library computer system, which will activate your Library borrowing privileges.
  • The card is good until the expiration date on the faculty or staff member's record and can be renewed by reapplying through the same courtesy card process.
  • Current University of Tennessee Students, Faculty, and Staff can use the ID Card from their home institution to receive a Courtesy Card.
  • Please make an appointment with the Library, and bring your current UT ID card to the UTC Library Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. A staff member will meet you at the Library entrance.
  • Library staff will contact your home library to verify your current enrollment/employment.  When you have filled out our Courtesy Card form you will be entered into the Library computer system, which will activate your Library borrowing privileges.
  • The expiration date of your privileges is the last day of UTC's spring semester for faculty and the last day of the current UTC semester for staff and students.
  • Currently enrolled students from Tennessee Academic Library Consortium Members (TALC) Members can use the ID Card from their home institution to receive a Courtesy Card.
  • Please make an appointment with the Library, and bring your current home institution ID card to the UTC Library Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. A staff member will meet you at the Library entrance.
  • UTC Library will contact your home library to verify your current enrollment. When you have filled out our courtesy card form you will be entered into the Library computer system, which will activate your Library borrowing privileges.
  • The expiration date for your card is specified by your home institution and is the last day of the current academic semester.
  • Teachers from the Hamilton County Public School District can get a library card by presenting a letter from their school.
    The letter must:
    • Have a current date
    • Verify employment with the Hamilton County Schools
    • Be signed by the principal of the school
    • Be written on school letterhead
  • Please make an appointment with the Library, and bring this letter, along with a state-issued photo ID that has your current address to the UTC Library Check Out Desk on the 1st floor of the Library. A staff member will meet you at the Library entrance. You will complete a Library Courtesy Card form and be entered into the Library computer system, which will activate your Library borrowing privileges.
  • The card is good until August 20th immediately following the current school year. The card can be renewed by bringing a new verification letter from your principal and a state-issued photo ID with current address to the UTC Library Check Out Desk.

Note: All Patrons must resolve all outstanding obligations to UTC Library before renewing their cards.