Library Access January 4-18

Monday, January 4 through Monday, January 18, UTC Library services will be available virtually or by appointment for UTC students, staff, and faculty. The building will be closed for walk-in use.

To continue accessing physical materials, please place a hold on the items you need and we will contact you to schedule a pickup. For all other onsite service requests, please make an appointment or contact us.

All virtual services such as live chat, consultations, purchase and scan requests, and class scheduling remain available during operating hours.

Thank you!

Honors Theses Related to International Education

Looking for honors theses where UTC students work focused on international cultures and languages? Find them within these collections from UTC Scholar:

2017 Flag Map of the World

Works in Celtic Studies

Works in Classics

Works in Comparative Literature

Works in Latin American Literature

Works in Other Arts and Humanities

Works in Latin American Languages and Societies

Works in Language Interpretation and Translation

Find even more original scholarship and research by UT Chattanooga faculty and students at

UTC’s Long, Proud History in Global Education

The history of global education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga begins in 1977, when the Institute for International Studies was established under the administration of Chancellor James Drinnon. The Institute was headed by Professor Merilee Banoun and focused on both international students at UTC and courses of an international nature. Two years later, the Institute for International Studies expanded further with the addition of a dedicated International Studies track of the Humanities Bachelor of Arts Degree. This interdisciplinary program focused on economics, political science, history, and foreign language. The Center for Global Education as it is known today began taking shape in 2016, when the University re-prioritized study abroad opportunities, on-campus ESL programming, and services for international students on campus as part of its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

Take a tour of the history via entries from the campus newspaper and yearbook 40+ years ago:

“International Studies Program Announced,” University Echo, 1977 February 11.


Merilee Banoun, 1980

Merilee Banoun, Merilee Banoun faculty photograph, 1980 Moccasin yearbook.




















UTC Library Halloween Goody Bags

library good bags contentsStarting on Monday October 26th at 2:00pm,  you can pick up a Grab-and-Go Goody Bag from the UTC Library’s 1st floor Check Out desk!

Each little bag will have essential Halloween treats:

  • a couple of candies,
  • a Halloween-themed button, and
  • a personalized recommendation for a spooky book, graphic novel, or movie that you can check out from the Library!

Which button will you get? Which candy? It’s a mystery!

The goody bags will be available while supplies last, so drop by Monday afternoon or at your earliest convenience after that.

UTC Library Puts the Boo In Books

UTC Library Puts the Boo In Books

2020 UTC Library Halloween Costume Contest

The Annual UTC Library Halloween Costume Contest is HERE!

This year, you have the choice between having your photo taken by Library staff OR uploading a costumed-selfie that you take yourself (or have a friend take for you).

All photos – selfies and pictures taken by UTC Library staff – will be edited onto a common virtual background (seen below) and shared to the UTC Library Facebook page at noon on Friday October 30th for public voting until 9am Tuesday November 3.

The winners will be decided based on the number of Facebook interactions (likes/laughs/loves/etc.)

1st prize will receive a $50 Starbucks gift card
2nd prize will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card
3rd prize will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card

The UTC Library will NOT tag your Facebook account (if you have one, it is not required) in the posted Facebook photo, but you are welcome to tag yourself to encourage your friends and family to vote for you

We can’t wait to see your great costume! Need inspiration? Check out costumes from previous years!

2019 entries

2018 entries

2017 entries

and even more in the UTC Library’s Facebook Photo Albums!


Please note, the form will also ask for your name, UTCID & Email (to contact you in case you win) as well as a description/name of your costume that we can post along with the picture.

UTC Library Puts the Boo In Books

UTC Library Puts the Boo In Books

Or drop by the Library to have your picture taken at the in-person photo shoot (social distancing will be practiced):

Monday October 26
2:00 – 4:00pm
LIB Room 101

If you have any questions, please email

We can’t wait to see your costumes!!!