Hours and Location

Special Collections is accessible 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. Special Collections is accessible to campus visitors with a valid Mocs Card and community researchers. Community researchers must make an appointment to enter the Library and Special Collections.

Special Collections strongly encourages appointments for all researchers, including students, faculty, and staff. We will give researchers who make appointments priority for limited seating in Special Collections. Otherwise, researchers will be served in the George Connor Reading Room (LIB 439) on a first come, first served basis. Researchers using Special Collections material may displace visitors who are not using materials housed in the repository.

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


Appointments are encouraged for campus visitors with a valid Mocs Card and required for community researchers.

Monday – Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

View special hours for any upcoming changes due to holidays, intercession, or university closures.


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. Special Collections personnel meet community researchers who do not posses a valid Mocs Card at the Chamberlain Field entrance on the first floor of the Library and escort them to Special Collections.

UTC campus map depicting Chamberlain Field entrance.


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


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