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Student Success Guide

This guide is designed to help students navigate the UT Libraries and other helpful resources.

Library Resources

Don't know where to check out books? How to print? How to reserve the study rooms you see? This page will help introduce you to some key services at the UT Libraries.


Library Locations: While Hodges Library serves as our main location, we also have two branch libraries at the University of Tennessee:  Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library.

Study RoomsAll of our libraries have study rooms for student use - some are first-come, first-served, while others can be reserved up to two weeks in advance. 

The Studio: Our multimedia lab located in Commons South in Hodges Library, the Studio is home to a number of helpful resources. From large format printing to audio production rooms, from virtual reality to video production labs, the Studio has both the resources and the people with knowledge to help you with projects both academic and personal.

Special CollectionsLooking for primary sources? Special Collections, located on the first floor of Hodges Library is home to a vast array of manuscripts, rare books, and materials from University Archives, as well as librarians who are here to help support the UT research community. Check out our Digital Collections to browse more unique resources from on or off-campus.

Commons Partners: Find student-focused research, technology, and academic support services in one convenient location. Be sure to check their websites for hours of operation and reservations.


Checking Out Material: Your key to checking out any material at the libraries is your VolCard. To check out a book, simply bring it to the public service desk (located at the Melrose entrance on the second floor at Hodges Library) and a librarian can assist you, or you can opt for the self-checkout kiosks. 

Printing: There are two different ways you can print at UT Libraries. 1) Log in to one of the available computers and print from there. 2) Print wirelessly from your device using this information to help you get set up. You must have money on your VolCard to print; either add money online, or use the cash machine located in Commons North at Hodges Library.

3D Printing: Looking for a creative way to complete a research assignment, or have an awesome personal project in mind? Our 3D printers at Pendergrass Library are available for students, faculty, and staff.

Patrons with DisabilitiesThe University of Tennessee Libraries is committed to providing access to library services and resources to all users. This page provides information about access to Hodges and branch libraries, as well as resources, services, and contacts.