Dogs in the Library???

Anyone who’s ever had a family pet knows how calming it can be to sit with an animal. The Library wants to help bring that calm to you this finals-season, so we’re partnering with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s H.A.B.I.T. (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee) program to bring in 2 therapy dogs, Maggie & Nash.

UTC Students, Faculty and Staff are invited to meet Maggie & Nash on Thursday April 24 in the Library from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Drop by to say hello and give your new furry friends a pat on the head.

Maggie and Nash are certified therapy dogs and will be accompanied by trained handlers.  If you prefer not to be near the dogs for any reason, you can still use the library at this time. The dogs will be located in a dedicated section of the first floor of the library, near the Dean’s office, and will not be in the traffic flow of computers, printers, elevators, restrooms, or vending machines. As well, the 2nd and 3rd floors will be animal-free.

For more information on the H.A.B.I.T. program, visit the UT site at

Furry Finals Relief
Thursday, April 24
10:00am – 2:00pm
Library, First Floor


This sweet smile belongs to Nash, a certified therapy dog who will visit UTC.


Maggie is a certified therapy dog who loves to help relieve students’ stress during finals.


















Special Collections Closed March 12, 2014

Sorry, Special Collections & University Archives will be closed all day on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

In our absence, take a look at these beautiful spring flowers illustrated by Emma Bell Miles, an Appalachian artist and naturalist from Walden’s Ridge.

Card illustrated by Emma Bell Miles.

Card illustrated by Emma Bell Miles.

See more of her art and photographs in the Life and Works of Emma Bell Miles digital collection.

Celebrate Arbor Day with the American Chestnut Oral History Project

The American Chestnut Oral History Project documents memories of the native chestnuts’ economic and cultural importance in the years preceding and following the blight pandemic. This interdisciplinary digital collection blends ethnographic and historical methods with environmental science  and provides access to photographs, audio recordings, transcripts, and video.

Baxter, Bethany N.,

Baxter, Bethany N., “Arles Weaver American Chestnut interview, transcript, and other material” (2008). American Chestnut Oral History Project.


Catalog Searches Now Available

Thanks for your patience! The catalog is now working properly again. 

Happy Searching!

500 Year Old Rare Book on Display in UTC Library

What does a 500 year old book look like? Come by the UTC Library and see for yourself!

Published in Paris in 1514, In Carum Lucretium Poetam: Commentarii a Ioanne Baptista Pio Editi (On the Poet Carus Lucretius: A Commentary Published by Johannes Baptista Pius) will be on display on the first floor of the library during the weekdays in March.

Title page from In Carum Lucretium Poetam: Commentarii a Ioanne Baptista Pio Editi.

Title page from In Carum Lucretium Poetam: Commentarii a Ioanne Baptista Pio Editi.

About the Book

The university acquired this volume several years ago as part of the Charles Hubbard Collection, which features includes many rare and valuable books. The Rare Books collection in Special Collections & University Archives now holds nearly 8,000 books, with several others dating back to the 1500s.

Learn More

Visit the UTC and see this volume for yourself or stop by Special Collections & University Archives to see more rare books.