UTC Library provides reasonable accommodations for members of the UTC community with disabilities. As with all library services, UTC students, faculty and staff will be given first priority. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests such as book retrieval or photocopying, but staffing levels and other pending user requests may cause short delays.
Information regarding campus resources and ongoing efforts to improve services can be found at the UTC Disability Resource Center and the Accessible Information, Materials, and Technology Program.
The library is equipped with assistive technology and software for use by individuals with visual impairments.
Elevators within the library provide access to all public areas and are labeled for use by individuals with visual impairments.
A height adjustable table with accessible PC workstations and Optelec magnifier are available on the 2nd Floor in the Adaptive Technology Room (206) at the back of the Information Commons. See a full list of adaptive technology.
Hearing or Speech Impairments
Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the Help Desk via:
Email: Email Web Form
UTC Library/Dept. 6456
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
The Help Desk may also be contacted via the Tennessee Relay Service at:
Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may communicate with staff at the Tennessee Relay Service Center using a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). Staff at the Tennessee Relay Service Center will relay messages to the Help Desk. Replies will be relayed by the Tennessee Relay Service Center back to the original caller using a TDD device.
Learning Disabilities and ADHD
The Library is equipped with assistive technology and software for use by individuals with learning disabilities and ADHD. Kurzweil 3000 is an assistive technology, text to speech, learning tool that supports the concept of Universal Design for Learning with a suite of reading, writing, and study skill tools that help make curricula accessible to all individuals. It is particularly appropriate for individuals with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, those who require reading intervention, individuals struggling with reading comprehension and English Language Learners (ELL).
An elevator is available from Ground Floor on the Douglas Street side to the library's main entrance on the Second Floor.
Doors to the Library can be opened electronically when activated by an individual. Elevators within the Library provide access to all public areas and are labeled for use by individuals with visual impairments.
All public restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Retrieving Materials: individuals who need assistance retrieving books and other materials should contact Library employees at the nearest Service Desk. For assistance with materials located in the Circulating Collection (Ground Floor), please visit the Check Out Desk on the First Floor.
Photocopying or Scanning Materials: individuals who need assistance photocopying or scanning library materials should contact Library employees at the nearest Service Desk.