Grand Opening Events


Overnight Study Available Starting January 20!

owl-47526You asked for it and you got it!

Starting on Tuesday January 20 at midnight, the overnight study space in the new library will be open!

Overnight study will be available for use 24 hours on Sundays – Thursdays (there are no overnight hours on Friday or Saturday nights).

The study space includes a printing station that is on the campus GoPrint system, data and power throughout the space, wireless access, a copy machine, and vending machines for late-night snacking.   You can swipe into the Chamberlain Field vestibule and then swipe again (door on the far left) to enter the 24/5 space.

What’s so ‘Special’ About UTC’s Special Collections?

the-moccasin-1911Find out today at the Special Collections and University Archives Open House.

UTC Library, 4th Floor
Tuesday January 20, 2015
10:00am – 2:00pm

Discover the rare and valuable treasures available to you from the UTC Library’s Special Collections & University Archives.

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New Year, New Library, and New Resources from Special Collections & University Archives

Welcome Back!

2015 rings in many new spaces, services, and resources in the Library, and Special Collections & University Archives is no exception. We are delighted to announce the addition of the Echo to our Digital Collections. This new resource provides searchable, full text access to the student newspaper from 1888 to 1955. Search and browse news, features, sports, and opinion articles authored by Chattanooga University, Grant University, and University of Chattanooga students.

University Echo, Vol. VI, No. 1

Source: University Echo, Vol. VI, No. 1, 1911, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Echo Student Newspapers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

University Trivia

Old Main, pictured above, was the original building that established the Chattanooga University campus in 1886. The building was razed in 1917 because university administrators declared it “an architectural monstrosity.”

Learn More

While we work to provide online access to the complete run of the newspaper, you may view more recent issues in Special Collections & University Archives. Visit us on the 4th floor of the Library!


Library Events In January

Here’s the schedule of events happening at the Library this month (event descriptions are at the end of this post):

Calendar - January 2015


#LibraryButtons: A limited number of special grand opening buttons will be given out in various locations throughout the new library Monday – Fridays in January. Follow @UTCLibrary for daily locations.

Library Tours: Library staff will guide you through the building and show off all of the wonderful benefits to be found throughout the Library. (FYI: Self-guided tours are available any time)

Studio Petting Zoo: Get a peek at the technology available in and from the Studio! You can play with the equipment, but we ask that you don’t pet the librarians :)

Graduate Student Lounge Dedication: Graduate Students are invited to visit the brand-new Grad Student Lounge. Coffee & Hot Chocolate will be served!

Open House – Special Collections & University Archives: Discover the valuable and rare books, as well as local history materials that document the diverse history of Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee, the South, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Green Building Design Tour: Discover the environmentally-friendly aspects of this beautiful new Library

Open House: Writing & Communication Center: Learn how the Writing and Communication Center can help you – Students, Faculty, Staff are all welcome for writing help on papers, articles, resumes and more.

Special Tour -Discover the Historical Touches Throughout the New Library: Hear the story of all the beautifully-integrated historical touches throughout the building.

Library Official Grand Opening Ceremony: Please drop by the Library between 3-7pm on Thursday January 20 to celebrate the official Grand Opening  of the UTC Library. Tours are available at 3:15, 4:15 and 6:15. A Ribbon-Cutting ceremony will be at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided, and other fun activities are scheduled throughout the afternoon. Musical performances are scheduled as well:

3:30 UTC Flute Ensemble
4:30 LH Mason Singers
6:00 Mockingbirds

We hope to see you there! RSVP and Parking Information available here.