Hours, Location, and Facilities

Special Collections is open to the public and visitors are welcome to come in and enjoy our resources in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, located on the 4th floor in room 439 of the Library. Due to limited staffing, this area of the Library strongly encourages researchers to make an appointment.

For information about planning your research visit, check out our FAQ.


Special Collections is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm unless otherwise posted. Appointments encouraged. For information about closures, visit UTC Library Hours.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED


Special Collections is in room 439 located on the 4th floor of the Library. For more information about visiting us, explore driving directions, parking information, and campus maps.


For short visits, Special Collections recommends looking for parking in metered spaces located by the Library at 600 Douglas St. If metered spaces are unavailable or you are planning a longer visit, we recommend parking in the East 5th Street Parking Garage.


Our physical address for visitors and for sending packages is as follows:

Special Collections
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2953

Our mailing address for small items is as follows:

Special Collections
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2953


Special Collections welcomes researchers to learn more about our reading room, storage environment, and exhibition spaces by browsing our facilities gallery below.