At forty years of age, Lupton Library has begun its last semester as heart of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. Opened on January 21, 1974, the library was one of the first campus buildings planned after the merger of the university into the University of Tennessee system in 1969. The library cost $5.4 million to build and spans 116,000 square feet. When it opened, the library served a campus of 4500 students. Today, UTC enrolls over 11,000 students. Special Collections & University Archives is hosting an exhibit that looks back at the library, as well as and some of the persistent urban legends about the building and its collections.
View the exhibit and say goodbye to Lupton Library in Special Collections & University Archives, located on the second floor in room 205.