Academic libraries educate students to navigate the complex universe of scholarly information regardless of physical location. Our libraries collect content in print and digital formats, including monographs, magazines, peer-reviewed academic journals, databases, audiovisual materials, research datasets, manuscript, and archival records. Library faculty and staff instruct students to locate, evaluate, select, and incorporate high quality information into their decision-making. These skills not only support student coursework and research but establish critical proficiencies for lifelong learning and professional success following graduation.
The Paul Meek Library on the Martin campus is the primary hub for this work, with a staff of professional librarians and information specialists. But collections and services are available through library functions at the regional centers and with digital content available 24/7 to any student regardless of physical location. In addition, the Paul Meek Library houses the Steven E. Rogers Media Center, the J. Houston Gordon Museum, and the Alliene and Jimmie S. Corbitt Special Collections Department, which provide student access to emerging technologies, curate art and historical exhibits, and preserve the history of UT Martin and western Tennessee.
The Paul Meek Library supports the University of Tennessee at Martin's mission as a diverse community of learning. We provide access to information, resources, and services that meet the curricular, research, professional, intellectual, creative, and personal needs of the UTM community.