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Teaching and Learning Center

This guide is intended to support users of Pendergrass Library throughout the construction of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Teaching and Learning Center facilities.

IMPORTANT: Accessing Pendergrass via Joe Johnson Drive.

Two lane closures on Joe Johnson are likely to impact your trip to Pendergrass Library.

  • The block of Joe Johnson Dr in front of the site for the new Energy and Environmental Science Research Building (EESRB)
  • The block of Joe Johnson Dr in front of the site of the new Teaching and Learning Center and Pendergrass Library 

To access Pendergrass Library, use the crosswalk by Brehm Animal Science building to enter River Dr. Coming from the commuter lot by the UT Gardens, access Pendergrass via Jacob Drive. Turn right onto River Drive and the Pedestrian gate will be on the right. Visit the Parking and Transit website for the complete announcement.

Additional directions can be found below. 

Directions to Pendergrass

Simplified Parking Map from UT Parking and Transit. Downloadable PDF available below.

Clicking on the map with open in a new tab. 

Getting to Pendergrass from Hodges Library (2nd floor, Melrose entrance)

  • Head north on Melrose
  • Turn right on Melrose Pike
  • Turn left on Lake Avenue, the street to the immediate left of Golden Roast
  • Turn left onto Volunteer Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Joe Johnson
  • Turn left onto River Drive, which will be the last street before being the Neyland Drive/Joe Johnson light. Note: as of April 2021 please use the crosswalk by the Brehm Animal Science Building if walking.
  • Turn onto the alley on the immediate left, situated in between Pendergrass and the University of Tennessee Small Animal Hospital.
  • Past the Pedestrian gate, the entrance to the library foyer will be on the left. 

Getting to Pendergrass from I-40 East

  • Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 388A for TN-158 West/James White Parkway toward Summit Hill Drive.
  • Continue from TN-158 West
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take the TN-158 West/Neyland Drive exit toward University of Tennessee.
  • Continue on Neyland Drive
  • Turn right onto Jacob Drive.
  • Turn left onto River Drive, which will be on the immediate left.
  • Turn onto the alley on the immediate left, situated in between Pendergrass and the University of Tennessee Small Animal Hospital.
  • Past the Pedestrian gate, the entrance to the library foyer will be on the left.