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UTM’s Paul Meek Library Open to Public

UT Martin’s Paul Meek Library is now open to the public.

MARTIN (June 3) – The University of Tennessee in Martin welcomes the public to the Paul Meek Library. Anyone can enter the building during normal hours of operation without the use of a card or other identification. Visitors can browse the collections, access library databases and digital resources, enjoy a comfortable seat, and tap into free Wi-Fi. The library’s Corbitt Special Collections Area includes university and regional history materials, including genealogical sources, and the J. Houston Gordon Museum that features changing exhibits.

Borrowing privileges are extended to all Tennessee and Fulton County, Kentucky, residents. Community borrower cards are issued at the library’s primary public services desk and are for personal use only. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and present a photo ID and documentation confirming their current address.

To check out materials, community borrowers are asked to present a photo ID along with their borrower’s card. Borrowers may check out up to five items concurrently. UT Martin alumni and retired faculty and staff with borrower cards may check out 10 items at any time.

Books and textbooks are loaned for 28 days. Borrower cards also allow the user to place money on their card to pay printing fees and some other purchases. Community borrowers may also check out DVD and Blu-ray media, as well as equipment including digital projectors and recharging cables. Media loans are limited to three days and must be returned to the Rogers Media Center inside the building during normal business hours.

Visitor parking is available with a free permit in the lot adjacent to the library at the corner of Wayne Fisher Drive and Mt. Pelia Road. Parking permits must be obtained prior to visiting the library and may be requested online at by selecting the “Online Visitor Parking Permit” link. For more information, contact the Paul Meek Library at 731-881-7092.

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  1. Ruby Phillips Harpst on October 25, 2023 at 9:54 am

    To whom should I speak regarding a historical collection I have to donate to Special Collections.My family histories consist of Adams’, from Virginia and North Carolina, Davis
    from Kentucky and North Carolina, Phillips, from North Carolina and Alabama and others.
    I also have all the documents relating to the finance management and maintenance of the Old Martin Family Cemetery, where Capt. William Martin, for whom the city of Martin was named is buried, from 2002 to present.
    I graduated from Martin High School in 1957.
    Thank you,
    Ruby Phillips Harpst

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