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The first library at UTSI was located in lower C and most of upper C wings. It was consolidated into lower C as the MHD program expanded and needed upper C for additional office space. The Library moved to its present location in the early 1980’s when the construction of the new wing was completed.
The Library is managed Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m., but the Library doors remain open 24 hours a day for the convenience of Library users.
Our collections and services have adjusted over the years to reflect changes in academic and research programs and also to benefit from the newer technologies. We have approximately 25,000 bound volumes, 50,000 government and industry hard copy reports (with an additional 214,000 in microform) and subscribe to around 125 journals. We have copies of theses that are written by UTSI graduates and a collection of notes from past short courses. Many journals are available in electronic form, and our faculty and students have access to the electronic journals, databases and other types of resources located at the UT Knoxville Library.
Our users’ needs are highly focused. Since we are not able to provide all that is needed from our collection, we rely heavily on outside sources. When possible, we borrow or obtain free copies of the needed references, but more frequently we buy copies from other library or organizations.
Because of our highly specialized collection, we are able to provide copies to other institutions. If needing material for your research or studies and we do not have that item as part of our Library, please feel free to request a book from another library.