Steve Smith to Lead Fall Semester Planning; Holly Mercer Will Serve as Acting Dean

Dean of Libraries Steve Smith will coordinate the next stage of planning for UT Knoxville’s fall semester. Chancellor Donde Plowman announced Smith’s appointment on May 21 as a special advisor on best practices for returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Smith’s appointment to the chancellor’s cabinet will last through at least August 31. Senior Associate Dean … Continued

Deans Student Advisory Committee

Thank You, Dean’s Student Advisory Committee

The Dean’s Student Advisory Committee (DSAC) meets several times per semester to engage in discussions about library resources, services, and programs.  “The Student Advisory Committee provides invaluable input to strategic decisions, library programs, communications with students, and how we use library spaces,” said Dean of Libraries Steve Smith. “It’s essential to everything we do that we … Continued

Giving Tuesday Now

GIVING TUESDAY NOW: Give to the Student Emergency Fund on May 5

COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community. Communities and organizations around the world will participate in Giving Tuesday Now, May 5, a global day of unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Your friends and colleagues at the University of Tennessee Libraries invite … Continued

Interior Hodges Melrose Hallway

UT Libraries Zoom Backgrounds

Missing your favorite study or work space at the UT Libraries? Add a background to your next Zoom meeting or study session in honor of National Library Week – and beyond! Instructions for Use Click the “select” button to save your favorite background below. On your next Zoom session, click the up arrow next to … Continued

De-Stress for Success & Study Day Resources

We miss seeing you on campus. And, regrettably, there will be no HABIT dogs at the library this semester to help us all de-stress during final exams.  But we’re providing an online Stay Home Self Care & Wellness guide to help you manage stress in fun and active ways — Here are other campus resources … Continued

HathiTrust Gives UT Users Temporary Access to More than a Million e-Books

The UT Libraries’ membership in an international digital repository is yielding an extra dividend in these troubled times. While UT classes remain online in response to the COVID-19 emergency, HathiTrust will allow unprecedented access to digital content preserved by the shared repository. In addition to the UT Libraries’ already robust electronic collections, through our partnership … Continued

Classes are online, and so are we!

University classes are online and UT Libraries’ collections and services are available to help them. Students can access e-books, journal articles, research guides, films, and more from their computers and mobile devices 24 hours a day. They can chat with a librarian to find the resources they need, receive help citing sources, and get answers … Continued

Big Orange STEM Saturday for High School Students CANCELLED

CANCELLED as part of the University of Tennessee’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus.Follow university updates at High school students will explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at Big Orange STEM Saturday, April 4, at UT’s John C. Hodges Library. The keynote activity at the free half-day conference will be a playful group … Continued

EBSCO eBooks – System Maintenance – February 20, 2020

Upcoming scheduled maintenance notice On Thursday, February 20, 2020, for approximately 1 hour, the download function for EBSCO eBooks will be unavailable while EBSCO performs a software update. Additionally, eBooks that are currently downloaded offline to Adobe Digital Editions or a mobile app, and have not yet been opened, will not be accessible during the … Continued

ProQuest Databases Down for Scheduled Maintenance – 10 pm EST Sat., Feb. 8 until 4 am EST Sun., Feb.9, 2020

Upcoming maintenance: ProQuest will be unavailable 10:00 PM ET Saturday, Feb 8 – 4:00 AM ET Sunday, Feb 9 NOTE: Upon completion of the maintenance window, for an additional six-hours, automatic citation functionality and My Research account access will be unavailable. Research databases ProQuest Platform ( ProQuest Congressional (, ProQuest Dialog (, ProQuest … Continued