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How to Library: Fall 2020
August 5, 2020

With fall classes being offered in person, online, and through a hybrid combination, UT Libraries resources and services will follow a similar structure.  “We were well equipped to maintain our high level of service and support to the Volunteer community while remaining fully online during the last half of the spring and the full summer semester,” stated Holly Mercer, acting dean of UT Libraries. “This fall, we remain committed to offering a continuously strong level of online support while ensuring our physical spaces are ready to welcome Vols back. We look forward to partnering with students, faculty, and staff for a safe and successful return to campus.”

We encourage you to review our quick guide on How to Library below—and to connect with @UTKLibraries on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for the latest information and updates. Remember, UT Libraries is always open online – and we’ve always got your back. 

Hand sanitizer available at all libraries

Our Spaces are Ready

  • Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes available
  • Furniture and computers spaced 6 feet apart
  • Plexiglass shields installed at all Commons service points

Our Assistance is Personal

Library student workers interact

Our partners are…each of you!

Masked students at the library
  • Wear a face covering at all times
  • Follow directional signage and floor markings
  • Take note of room capacities and plan accordingly
  • Use the self-checkout stations for your books and materials
  • Food and drink from Starbucks and the POD available for carryout only