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The UT Libraries’ Special Collections have relocated to Hodges Library and will reopen on Monday, Aug. 3.

Special Collections will be open to the campus community and the general public in room 121 of Hodges Library from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Special Collections — the UT Libraries’ collections of rare books, manuscripts and other unique research materials — were previously located in the aging James D. Hoskins Library on Cumberland Avenue.

It has taken almost three months to move thousands of rare books to the newly renovated space in Hodges Library. The new location offers new users an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the unique primary research materials available in Special Collections.

Special Collections is also the access point for the University Archives — the university’s publications, official records, and materials that document the history and culture of the University of Tennessee. Manuscript collections and archives materials are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval. Political papers formerly housed in Special Collections have been transferred to the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy.

For more information about Special Collections, call 974-4480 or visit 121 Hodges Library.