Scheduled Database Outage for Friday May 30.

On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Library’s access to EBSCO databases and services may be intermittently unavailable during the company’s scheduled network upgrades. The service window is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM EDT. You may experience intermittent access to EBSCOhost products and services for the duration of the service window, which is scheduled to end at 11:00 PM EDT.

Please plan ahead to use the EBSCO databases outside of this upgrade window. Click here to access the full list of databases available to the UTC community.

Burgers in the Archives?!

In Fall 2013, Krystal announced that it would be donating a collection of memorabilia, newsletters, clippings, and records to Special Collections & University Archives to “to encourage study of one of Chattanooga’s most successful brands.” Since then, we’ve been hard at work organizing the collection to make it accessible to our researchers.

Along the way, we’ve encountered some interesting finds, including…

Krystal newspaper article

October 12, 1932 newspaper article announcing the construction of the first Krystal restaurant in Chattanooga.


Krystal burgers advertisement.

Advertisement for Krystal burgers.


Krystal license plate

License plate from the Krystal memorabilia and records collection.


Learn More

Hyder, Kurt. 1984. Design principles and applications in a corporate trade-mark : The Krystal Company. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Access to Natural Standard Ends

Due to very low usage and rising costs, the UTC Library will no longer offer access to the Natural Standard database.

For health-related research needs, please use one of the following resources available through the UTC Library:

Health Reference Center – Academic

Health and Wellness Resource Center

The Library’s Got You Covered for Finals!

Extended Hours

The Library is open longer hours than usual to give you more time to study. Many days we’re open until 2:00am! Find a complete listing of extended hours and Easter closings here.


Research Rescue

This week, Librarians will be on-hand to help with last-minute research for your final projects. Drop by Library room 208 at any of these times for immediate assistance:

Tuesday, April 15, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Wednesday, April 16, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday, April 17, 2:00pm-3:00pm


Cartoons & Cereal + Furry Finals Relief!

Visit the Library on Wednesday April 23 from 3:00pm – 6:30pm for a quick trip back to childhood. Pop in to enjoy a cartoon and a bowl of sugary cereal in Library room 208 during your quick study break and transport back to the simpler times of childhood.


Then on Thursday April 24 from 10:00am – 2:00pm stop by to meet the Library’s special visitors who can help to relieve your stress. Maggie & Nash, both certified therapy dogs will be at the Library with their trained handlers from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine’s HA.B.I.T. (Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee) program.  Stop by to say hi to these pooches with a quick pat on the head. Spending time with animals has been shown to relieve stress! Click here for more details about this fun event!


Who's a good dog??? Maggie and Nash are good dogs!!!

Who’s a good dog??? Maggie and Nash are good dogs!!!



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.