Apr 18, 2024  
2022-2023 CenterScope (Student Handbook) 
2022-2023 CenterScope (Student Handbook) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Facilities

Healthcare Simulation

Healthcare simulation is an essential component of all undergraduate and professional programs offered at the UTHSC and currently occurs in a variety of locations.

In Memphis, UTHSC provides simulation experiences in the Humphrey’s General Education Building and the UTHSC Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS), which includes the Kaplan Center for Clinical Skills.

The Humphrey’s General Education Building (GEB) provides dedicated simulation space for dentistry and physical therapy. In addition, GEB laboratory space is available for tissue-based simulation.

  • The dental simulation space consists primarily of three simulation labs. The first, of approximately 4165 square feet, contains 90 student stations where students learn the basic skills required for dental practice. Students work on models to learn techniques in crown and bridge, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, pedodontics, complete and partial dentures, and ceramics. The second, covering approximately 2,541 square feet, is a 40 station computerized dental simulation lab where students enhance and refine the dental skills and techniques necessary to work on patients. Finally, the third lab has 40 stations, covering 1,601 square feet, and is used for Dental Hygiene instruction and Continuing Dental Education courses.
  • The Department of  Physical Therapy also has a dedicated laboratory on the first floor of the GEB. This area includes two modality labs (45’ x 19”), which are side by side, but separated by a floor to ceiling solid wall; an exercise lab (29’ x 38’); and a storage area (15’ x 38”) for supplies and equipment. The total floor space for the lab area is 3470 square feet. Each modality lab is equipped with 15 - 16 plinths, including eight high-low tables. The exercise lab is equipped with four mat tables, six floor mats, three hospital beds, parallel bars, free weights and other assorted equipment. This amount of space accommodates 30 students per laboratory session. The Department of Physical Therapy also uses the faculty practice facility for some selected laboratory sessions. The faculty practice facility includes a gymnasium (1280 square feet), a plinth treatment area (1452 square feet), and an adult research area (810 square feet). Additional equipment available at the practice facility includes: 2 treadmills, 8 stationary bikes, and a Gait Rite (gait analysis system).

The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) is a 45,000 square foot stand-alone simulation center. The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2018 and is designed to meet the simulation needs of all professional programs offered at UTHSC. The facility has several medium and large multi-purpose rooms, two large skills labs, a simulated home environment, six hospital rooms of varying sizes, a labor and delivery suite, an operating room, and a series of small group debriefing rooms throughout the facility. In addition, there are 24 clinical exam rooms that comprise the Kaplan Center for Clinical Skills .  All rooms have video recording capacity enabling either real-time or after the fact observation of simulated activities to enhance the learning experience. Multiple modalities of simulation are available in CHIPS  including standardized patients, manikins, virtual reality, augmented reality, and part task trainers. 

In Knoxville, students have access to the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, a 6500 square feet simulation center offering opportunities to master healthcare skills using life-size human patient simulators, laparoscopic and endoscopic simulators, and other skills-building models. Here, simulation immerses the learners into an artificial but lifelike medical environment where skills can be learned and practiced with immediate feedback from peer and/or faculty observers or computerized performance metrics integrated into some simulators.

In Chattanooga, students have access to the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center that houses both a surgical skills lab and a human patient simulation lab. The Skills Lab has operating rooms, microsurgery rooms, an anatomical study room and a classroom. The adjoining high fidelity human simulation lab is used to teach skills to all health care professionals and students in a team environment. The Center provides four mannequins: adult SimMan 3G, infant, newborn, and female difficult delivery. The lifelike electronically-controlled mannequins used in the simulation lab enable participants to practice integrated medical care. Also, other medical emergencies can be replicated, such as a drug use situation.

Computers & Technology Resources

Information Technology Services (ITS) is the primary resource for information technology on the UTHSC campus. The ITS department is responsible for providing modern and user friendly technology services to the UTHSC campus community and visitors through its seven functional divisions: Computing Systems, Customer Technology Support, Infrastructure (Networking/Telecommunications), Instructional Technology, IT Security, and Systems Development (Application Development/Web Services).

Students applying to UTHSC programs receive a Net ID and password that provides access to the UTHSC network; and once matriculated, students have access to other ITS services including the Help Desk, a number of software products, wireless access across the campus, audiovisual support in the classrooms, computer training, etc. The ITS department is also responsible for computer security and for compliance with computer use policies.

Commodity Internet access is provided via two redundant and physically separate 200mbs Internet circuits, resulting in a total of 400mbs Commodity Internet bandwidth. As a state entity UTHSC is also a part of the NetTN 100mbs statewide network infrastructure, which provides a failover for Commodity Internet access if needed.

In collaboration with the University of Memphis and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, UTHSC co-founded the Memphis Coalition for Advanced Networking (MCAN), an independent non-profit organization. MCAN provides the three institutions with a 10Gb Metro-Area optical network that provides connectivity to the 10Gb Internet2.

The UTHSC provides for wireless connectivity via approximately 1,000 802.11 b/g/n wireless access points (WAPs) across the campus. The wireless coverage extends to teaching and computer labs, numerous classrooms of various sizes, and large lecture halls and auditoriums. Also included is the Student-Alumni Center, where a variety of sports and recreation facilities reside, as well as sports fields on campus. Overall, wireless connectivity covers an estimated 3.85 million square feet of building space as well as several acres of parks and green spaces to accommodate the increased need for Internet connectivity and on-line content delivery.

UTHSC ITS provides assistance with instructional equipment such as computer presentations, video conferencing, polling software, and recording and streaming lectures. In addition to providing videoconferencing and distance education support, ITS is responsible for monitoring classrooms to insure that equipment is in proper working order.

Open Access Labs

The campus provides open-access computer labs within the General Education Building (GEB) in Room B110, and Pharmacy 201. Each computer allows internet access and provides additional programs ranging from word processing to college specific applications. The GEB lab also has a scanner for student use as well as a number of wireless printers around campus. Each student is provided with a quota for free printing (see http://www.uthsc.edu/computerlab/ for more details). Students can also check out laptops for use while studying in SASSI (Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion), located in the basement of the GEB. A bank of computers is also available within the library.

Computer Testing Labs

The campus provides several facilities for computerized testing including two facilities in the GEB (C109 and B107), as well as facilities in the Pharmacy Building (Room 201) and in the Kaplan Clinical Skills facility (Madison 920, 7th floor).

General Education Building

Cecil C. Humphreys General Education Building (GEB)

8 South Dunlap (901) 448-6960

The Cecil C. Humphreys General Education Building is the primary instructional facility on campus. The building consists of three floors of classroom and laboratory space and is used for instructional activities by all colleges and programs as well as ad hoc events and programs. The building is secured twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and is accessible to the University community through the ID card reader system located at the major entrances of the building. There are two floors in the “C” wing for independent study; conference rooms around the perimeter of the lecture halls on the 2nd floor may also be used for individual or small group study. 

Classes and laboratory sessions are scheduled by the Academic Affairs office of each college. Changes in the class schedule must be coordinated through the GEB scheduling system and accommodated on a space available basis. Details on room and course schedules can be found at http://www.uthsc.edu/GEB/scheduling.php; an online view of daily schedules for the GEB as well as several other campus facilities is located on the campus web page and can be viewed at the following location: http://utsched.uthsc.edu/VirtualEMS.

Study Room Scheduling

Small Group Study Room Reservation Procedure

Students may reserve a 2nd floor conference room for a 24-hour period at the Scheduling Office in the GEB, room CB17. Generally, rooms will be scheduled for the same day and/or next day use. Weekend reservations will be taken beginning on Thursdays. One member of the study group must present an ID badge for inspection at the time of reservation. Telephone reservations WILL NOT be accepted. Conference rooms used as study rooms must be left in ‘classroom ready’ status. Therefore, do not leave any materials in the rooms; if you bring anything in during the time of your reservation, take it out when you leave. Anything left will be removed. Rooms will be reserved on a first come, first served basis under the following priority system:

A. Lecture/seminar as part of curriculum

B. Lecture/seminar as enrichment/continuing education

C. Small group/seminars associated with conferences

D. Alumni activity

E. Faculty/administration meetings

F. Administrative sequestering for repair/cleaning/setup

G. Student group study


Open Access Study Areas

Study space is located on the 2nd and 3rd floor “C” wing of the General Education Building and is for the use of all students. The rules set forth are based on common courtesy, and to the extent possible, will be enforced through the citizenship of all students. Therefore, please observe the following Rules of Conduct:

A. Study space is available on a first-come basis and is limited to one table or one carrel per student. You are welcome to use this study space as long as you like, but this space is only yours while you are physically present.

B. If you leave the study area to attend classes, eat lunch or pursue other activities, please remove all of your study materials and personal effects so that the area can be used by others.

C. Bookshelves are available within the study area and these should be used to store your materials when you leave. If you return and find someone using the space that you vacated, please find another open space to study.

D. With the exception of items left on bookshelves along the wall, all unattended materials will be removed by the custodial staff overnight, usually between 5 and 7 A.M. The material in each carrel area will be collected, photographed and placed in a secure container in a locker. Please print your name on all your materials to aid in identification and note the carrel number that you were using.

E. Study areas will be closed for cleaning each weeknight. The second floor study area will close from 5 A.M. to 6 A.M. and the 3rd floor study area will close from 6 A.M. to 7 A.M. Please use alternative areas during these time periods. Changes to scheduled cleaning/pickup times will be posted in the study areas.

F. The first ‘retrieval’ of your materials is free, but all subsequent retrievals will cost $5.00. This fee must be paid in cash before materials can be released. Fees will be collected in Student Life in SAC room 300. Once you have paid the fee, bring your receipt to SASSI. You will need your UTHSC ID.

G. To retrieve materials that were removed from the study area, please present your UTHSC ID to the work-study student in SASSI between 5 and 6 P.M., Mon-Thurs. He/she will photocopy your ID and provide you with access to your materials.

H. Although cameras have been installed in the study areas, the university assumes no responsibility for safeguarding materials that are left unattended; students assume all liability for the potential loss of, or damage to, unattended books/notes and personal effects.

I. The arrangement of tables and carrels was designed to optimize study space. Do not disassemble, move, or otherwise rearrange the furniture in the study area.

J. Do not deface/damage the furniture or the walls of the study area. Posters/notices are not allowed in these areas.

K. Electrical appliances (toasters, heaters, coffee pots, etc.) are not allowed in the study area.

L. A refrigerator has been provided on each floor for student use. Students are responsible through their class organizations to clean and maintain these refrigerators.

M. Students should dispose of trash in proper waste receptacles.

N. Students using these study areas are expected to show courtesy and respect to other students and to university employees.

Student Lockers

All-purpose lockers are located in the General Education Building around the perimeter of the laboratory wing. Several colleges arrange for locker assignment for their students during orientation and locker regulations vary from college to college. If not provided during orientation, students may request a locker at the GEB Scheduling Office, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. No deposits are required; however, a fee is assessed for lost keys. All students are required to return locker keys prior to graduation and/or upon request by the GEB staff in the Scheduling Office.

Student Lost & Found

Please contact Campus Police at (901) 448-4444 or the staff in the Scheduling Office located in room CB17. Note: If you cannot find items that you left in the open access study area, these items may have been moved to SASSI - see procedure above (open area study space) to retrieve any items that were left in study carrels.

Classroom Support

Classroom support services are provided by engineering and scheduling staff to assist faculty, staff and students as necessary. Assistance is provided in the use of the campus instructional facilities and operation of the sophisticated technology located in the rooms, as well as a variety of other activities needed to insure smooth operation of the curricular and ad hoc activities that take place within the building.

Lecture halls and small classrooms are unlocked each morning and are locked at the end of scheduled activities. In addition to providing video conference and distance education support, the engineering staff will monitor the classrooms on an hourly/daily basis and resolve any complaints or problems to ensure that classroom equipment is in proper working order. If any urgent classroom problems arise during a class, the phone located in the front of the lecture halls is a direct line to the Scheduling Office which is staffed Monday - Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. To schedule space, request services, report problems or to check out equipment, please contact (901) 448-6960.

Student Training Laboratories

Instructional Laboratories located in the GEB include:

Clinical Laboratory Sciences B233-236

Dental Technique Laboratory B317

Pharmacy Technique Laboratory B301

Physical Therapy Laboratory B101

Campus Recreation and Fitness Center

Campus Recreation Office 312 Student Alumni Center
Campus Rec Main Line: (901) 448-5973

Front Desk (901) 448-5973

Campus Recreation Programs:

Fitness & Wellness

The Fitness and Wellness Program offers a wide selection of activities to promote interest in physical activity and lifetime fitness. Fitness assessment services provide guidance and direction for those wishing to monitor their fitness-related goals and are available to all students, faculty, and staff of the University. Personal Trainers are available to all members for a small fee. In addition to the weight, cardio, and flexibility rooms there are a variety of Group Classes available at noon and 5:30 P.M., free to members.

Intramural Sports and Activities

The Intramural Program provides a variety of recreational opportunities in team, dual, and individual activities. The program helps to relieve stress, increase interaction among students, provide exercise and introduce lifelong recreational activities. Intramural Sports provide an avenue for athletes to continue sporting activities in a recreational setting and introduces the fun of sports and other activities to those who have not had the opportunity to participate previously.

Instructional Programs

Instructional Programs are a wonderful chance for students to release stress while learning a skill or activity that can be carried through life and help keep one healthy. A nominal fee is charged for some of these programs. Currently programs are offered in martial arts (fee) and swimming (fee). We are constantly seeking to provide opportunities that will satisfy diverse interests. If you are proficient in an area and would like to instruct a program in that field or know of someone who would, stop by the Student Recreation Center and let us know.

Outdoor Adventures & Equipment Rental

The Mid-south area and bordering states offer a wide range of outdoor opportunities to meet the needs of any enthusiast. Trips are usually short and within 2 hours driving time. We have a strong relationship with the Wolf River Conservancy and join efforts for several paddling excursions. UTHSC Outdoor Adventures provides rental gear for many of your water sports needs along with camping and backpacking equipment. A list of available rental gear can be viewed at http://www.uthsc.edu/campus-rec/outdoors/index.php


The aquatics program consists of open swim, Masters Swim and the “swim school” program. Whether you are looking for recreational swimming or a competitive program, the aquatics program has something for you from novice to advance. The “swim school” program is open for children and adults and membership is not required. Masters swimming is a registered program of USA Swimming and a small fee does apply.


Indoor Facilities

The Student Recreation Center and SAC house a 2-court gymnasium, two locker rooms, an indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, two racquetball courts, three aerobics/instructional exercise studios, a bouldering wall, a weight and cardiovascular room with circuit machines, free weights, and complete cardio-vascular conditioning lines.


Monday-Friday: 5:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Racquetball Courts and Reservation System

Two racquetball courts are located on the main level of the Student Recreation Center. Racquetball courts are reserved on the day of play only. Reservations can be made in person or by calling (901) 448- 5973. Reservations can be made any time the Recreation Center is open. Reservations expire 15 minutes after the reserved time, after which the court may be claimed by another player. While reservations are not required they are recommended to guarantee an available court. Protective eye guards are recommended and only court shoes are to be worn (no black soled-marking shoes).

Climbing Wall

A bouldering wall is located on the main level of the Student Recreation Center. Climbing shoes and chalk are available for checkout. All users must scan in at the front desk and complete appropriate paperwork.


The gymnasium is available for use most of the day for basketball, volleyball, and other activities. It is closed to free play during intramural activities. Equipment is available during open hours at the front desk. Equipment may be checked out for use outside the facility as well (footballs, soccer balls, softballs and bats, volleyball and net, badminton racquets, birdies, and net). An ID is required for checking out all equipment. All lost or damaged equipment is the renter’s responsibility.


The indoor pool is 25 yards in length with five lanes. All individuals are required to shower prior to using the pool.

Canoes, kayaks, and scuba tanks are not allowed in the pool, except during scheduled classes. Locker rooms for both men and women are located adjacent to the pool

Fitness Center

Free weights (including Olympic platforms), plate loaded machines, selectorized machines, and cardiovascular workout equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair climbers, rowers, stationary bikes, AMT’s and virtual bikes are available for use to members 17 years of age and over.

Outdoor Facilities

The outdoor facility, “Doc’s Field”, is located south of the Dunn Dental Building. This area provides a lighted multipurpose playing field, jogging track, sand volleyball court, tennis courts, a grill and pavilion. The Doc’s Field archway at the northeast corner of the field is the main entrance. The Student Recreation Center staff and Campus Police reserve the right to ask participants for proper identification at any time while using the facility. The outdoor facility can be reserved for individual team or group usage with approval by the Student Recreation Center Director. This area is set up on a first come, first served basis. Special programs and scheduled intramural games will take priority. To maintain the quality of the intramural fields and for the safety of participants, steel cleated shoes may not be worn. The Doc’s Field Pavilion houses a rest room, water fountain, phone, and picnic tables. If your group wishes to reserve the Pavilion for a cook out, contact the Student Recreation Center Office at 901-448-1811. No vehicles are allowed on the field, No alcoholic beverages are allowed at any time. No golf practicing on the fields or pets please, as these may make the ground unsafe for the other recreational activities that take place on the field and present a safety hazard.

Mind Body Wellness Center

The Mind Body Wellness Center is comprised of a yoga studio, meditation studio and Pilates studio. Each area provides the requisite features and equipment to assist students, faculty and staff in achieving their wellness goals.

Health Sciences Library - Memphis Campus

Rick Fought, EdD, MLIS, AHIP
Associate Professor and Assistant Vice Chancellor
Lamar Alexander Building, 2nd Floor 877
Madison Avenue
448-5634, Toll-free (877) 747-0004


The mission of the Health Sciences Library is to support the mission of the UT Health Science Center by creating a stimulating learning environment for our students, staff, and faculty and by providing the information resources and services necessary for teaching, research, and patient care, as well as supporting efforts to improve the overall health of Tennesseans. (From the Strategic plan UT HSL 2016-2020)

The Health Sciences Library serves as a resource library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and as a major health sciences resource library within local, state, and regional consortia and networks. All units are located in the Lamar Alexander Building.

The Health Sciences Library supports the instructional, research, and clinical care programs of UTHSC through a collection of journals, monographs, audiovisuals, online databases, and multimedia.

Library Hours

Library Hours

The library is open 24/7 with staffed hours listed below:

Staffed Hours 
Monday - Thursday:   8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Friday & Saturday:     8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday:                    2:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

For up to the minute accessibility, see the library’s website for current guidelines: https://uthsc.edu/library.

The library is closed on major holidays.

Notices announcing upcoming changes in hours are posted on the library home page.


The library holds 13,000 current print and electronic journal titles, 1,641 e-book titles, 120,961 bound volumes, and 60 databases. Virtually all of the library resources can be accessed by UTHSC faculty, staff, and students with a UTHSC Net ID and password. The reserve collection includes print and non-print resources. Leisure reading areas and historical materials are also available.

Loan Periods

  • Books: 4 weeks, 2 renewals allowed
  • Journals, Bound volumes: 1 week, 2 renewals allowed
  • Journals, Unbound issues: 1 day, no renewals
  • Audiovisual Materials: 1 week, 2 renewals allowed
  • Reserve Materials, Examinations: Noncirculating
  • Reserve Materials, Instructor study guides: Noncirculating
  • Reserve Materials, Books: 2 hours in-library use (after 4:00 P.M., most books may go out until 10:00 A.M. the next morning), no renewals


  • A fine of 50 cents a day is charged for each book or bound journal not returned on the date due; $1 per day is charged for unbound journals.
  • Reserve books not returned by 10:00 A.M., the next day carry a fine of $1 for the first hour and 50 cents for every hour thereafter until returned.
  • The fine for study carrel keys is $10 per hour. 
  • When fines have accumulated to $10, borrowing privileges are suspended until fines are paid.


Damage to books and journals beyond reasonable wear and all losses should be reported to the library by the borrower. Arrangements will then be made for the borrower to pay for repair or replacement of the material.

Printing and Scanning in the Library

Computers on the 2nd floor and 3rd floor Electronic Classroom (307) are configured so that current UTHSC students can print using the WEPA system; available accross campus. For information on your free quota, see https://www.wepanow.com/login. In addition, a high quality scanner with automatic document feeder is available free of charge that will save documents to a flash drive, cloud storage or as email attachment (up to 25MB).

Printer Locations

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loans

Books, book chapters, and journal articles not located in the Health Sciences Library can be ordered through interlibrary loan (ILL). This service is free to all current UTHSC faculty, residents, staff and students.  Look for “UT Links” in PubMed (https://libguides.uthsc.edu/pubmed ) and other databases to quickly enter citations into ILLiad: https://libguides.uthsc.edu/ILL.

Electronic Resources

The library offers a wide range of online databases; the updated listing is available at https://libguides.uthsc.edu/az.php?t=24244 . The most popular databases include PubMed, UpToDate, CINAHL, ClinicalKey, Cochrane Library, Journal Citation Report, Lexicomp, Micromedex, Scopus, and Web of Science. These databases are available from the Popular Resources tab on the library’s home page. All electronic resources can be accessed onsite or remotely by UTHSC faculty, residents, staff, and students from any computer with Internet access. Access is through the library’s website (https://uthsc.edu/library). The NCBI Entrez databases (including PubMed/MEDLINE) provide genome sequence searches. The library subscribes to over 2,000 full-text electronic books from AccessMedicine, ClinicalKey, EBSCO, ProQuest, STAT!Ref Nursing Collection, and the R2 Library. A listing of newly available e-books can be found at https://libcat.uthsc.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-shelves.pl?op=list&category=2. An A-Z e-journal list provides access to over 13,000 online titles, while the Journal Search feature in the online catalog continues to provide access to all titles with their print and online holdings easily identified. The library also provides online access to chemical database: SciFinder-N. In addition to these databases readily available to the campus, the Research and Learning Service librarians can also assist with literature searches using these databases. Search requests can be made through the online request form at  https://uthsc.libwizard.com/f/expertsearch or by calling (901) 448-5634 or (877) 747-0004 (toll-free). 


Computers for Use in the Library

The library currently has 18 computers (12 Dell and 6 iMacs), in addition to 4 circulating iPad Pros and 10 library use only laptops (Dell and Macbook Airs) for UTHSC student, faculty, staff, and public use.

Study Rooms and Carrels

The library currently has 16 small group student study rooms on the second and third floors, which are normally available by reservation (https://libcal.uthsc.edu/reserve/groupstudy ). Locked study carrels on the fourth floor may be checked out on a daily basis at the information desk. (see library website for current guidelines to study in the library in light of COVID-19 situation. 

Student Break Room

The library has a student break room on the third floor with vending machines, a small refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and seating. Additional study and break areas are also available on the 5th floor of the library. 

Instructional and Special Services

Instruction is provided for library patrons on request. Classes provide information as to the use of print and non-print resources, searches of library databases, managing resource materials, and the research process. Visit the Instructional Services website at http://libguides.uthsc.edu/faqs/instruction.

Organized tours and orientations of the library (including a brief demonstration of the library’s website) are offered to new students, staff, and faculty. The library’s website describes the workshops and provides registration information. Instruction is available for faculty, students, and staff on databases and other library resources in specific subject areas.

Research and Learning Services

The library faculty, via library liaison program at https://libguides.uthsc.edu/ResearchLC/help/liaisons, offer research and learning services for faculty, students, residents, and staff including but not limited to literature searches for faculty, research consultations, course related instructions and research guides, and citation management. Library workshops provide information as to the use of print and non-print resources, searches of library databases, managing resource materials, and the research process. To sign up for library workshops, visit the library calendar at https://libguides.uthsc.edu/workshops

Organized tours and orientations of the library (including a brief demonstration of the library’s website) are offered to new students, staff, and faculty. The library’s website describes the workshops and provides registration information. Instruction is available for faculty, students, and staff on databases and other library resources in specific subject areas. To request research & learning services, visit the request form page at https://libguides.uthsc.edu/forms.

Electronic Classroom

When the classroom is not being used for library instruction, other faculty may schedule the room for instruction, or students may use it on an individual basis. It is equipped with 6 Dell computers and 3 iMacs that will support Apple operating systems, which will run graphics, word processing, and multiple web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, and Safari). Lock down browser will be available for testing purposes. The PC operating system will be installed after the renovation along with lock down browsers for testing purposes. 

Memphis Library Service Numbers

Administration: (901) 448-5638
Business Office: (901) 448-3293
Circulation Desk: (901) 448-5634
Director’s Office: (901) 448-5694
Electronic and Collection Services: (901) 448-7351
Historical Collections: (901) 448-6053
Instructional Services: (901) 448-4759
Interlibrary Loan (901) 448-5634
Reference and Learning Services: (901) 448-4759

Library Services for Communities Other Than Memphis

Preston Medical Library & Library Resource Center - Knoxville

Martha Earl, MSLS, AHIP
Library Director/Associate Professor

UT Medical Center 1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920-6999
(865) 305-9525
Fax: (865) 305-9527

Students in Knoxville can access the Preston Medical Library at UT Medical Center. A list of services and resources provided can be viewed at http://gsm.utmck.edu/library/.

The library has four faculty librarians and numerous experienced staff to assist with use of learning resources. The library is open to everyone during staffed hours for in-house use of print materials and electronic resources. Most materials may be checked out for two weeks. The library is located adjacent to the hospital and the Graduate School of Medicine and College of Pharmacy. The library’s collection also includes exam review materials and College of Pharmacy texts. Students can use two study rooms and a quiet study floor.

Regular Library Hours:

8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
1:00 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
5:00 pm
2:00 pm
6:00 pm

Closings for holidays will be posted in advance. In the event of inclement weather, the Preston Medical Library follows the policy of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

After-hours access is available to UTHSC students, residents, faculty and staff, and to physicians, nurses, and other approved UT Medical Center employees with UT Medical Center badges. Those eligible for access must bring their identification badge to the library to be registered.

There are 19 computers available for clientele, including patient families and the general public. A clinical computer lab is limited to health professionals and health professional students. Wireless access is available in the library for those with laptops and mobile devices. For more information on the acceptable use of computers in the library, the library’s computer use policy is posted on the website.

UTHSC students and faculty can also access all of the electronic resources provided in Memphis using their net ID and login information. For off-campus use of Preston Medical Library electronic resources, students and faculty can register from the library’s website. The library provides a variety of subject guides to support curriculum at UTHSC in Knoxville. Please call or email the library for more information.

UTK Library

Students in the Audiology and Speech Pathology program, which is physically located on the UTK campus, have full access to the UTK library. See http://www.lib.utk.edu/ for details regarding services and hours of operation.

Erlanger Medical Library

Rachel Bohannon, Manager
Phone: (423) 778-7246

Access: Students in Chattanooga have access to the Erlanger Medical Library.

Hours: 8AM - 4 PM; after-hour access requires advanced arrangement

Collections include a wide range of textbooks as well as print journals, many of which are also available electronically

Students in Chattanooga also have access to the electronic collections offered through the library in Memphis which can be accessed using students’ Net IDs and passwords.

Student Alumni Center

Lynn Ivy, Facilities Coordinator
800 Madison Avenue
(901) 448-5525

The Wassell Randolph Student Alumni Center, commonly called the SAC, is located on Madison Avenue along with the Fitness Center Building. A comfortable student lounge is available on the second floor of the SAC and a student game room is located opposite the Fitness Center on the ground floor. Students can also use meeting rooms after hours to study.

Rooms are also available for rental to external organizations with the approval of the Special Events Director and individuals with the appropriate liability insurance. Reservation for rooms is required and can be arranged by calling 901-448-5614. Table and chair rental is also available for campus events only.

Manages table/chair rental and audio/visual support.

Contact Mr. Ivy at livy@uthsc.edu or by calling 901-448- 5525. The hours of operation of the SAC are 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday. 24 hour access to the SAC building is available by card access for those with valid UT ID badges.