Library hours of each branch library.
Check your account to see what you have checked out and when items are due.
Non-UK patrons may get a Special Borrower's card at any of the UK libraries if they are 18 years of age and show either a valid Kentucky driver's license, a valid Kentucky non-driver's ID card, an active student or faculty/staff ID from an approved reciprocal college, or a UK alumni card.
Start here for On Campus Research.
Start here for Off Campus Research.
Find more information about borrowing library materials.Young Library Loan Periods
For other UK Libraries' loan periods, see Loan Periods by Location.
Visit any campus library to check out or make reproductions of materials. Storage facilities are not open to the public, but material may be retrieved through the Book and Media Express Service.
Materials located in UK Libraries may be requested though your local library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Through that service you may request the loan of an item(s) from circulating collections, or copies/scans of journal articles, etc. UK’s ILL Lending policies may be given to your local library staff for information on borrowing material through this process.
Genealogy research is a more specific type of research that uses a different set of databases. Use the following resources to get started with genealogy.
Visitors to UK Libraries may use one of 8 guest computers but must obtain a UK Library account first.
Guest computers in Young Library north wing require a UK Library account in order to logon. All other computers require a UK logon.
Visitors have access to many of the same resources available to UK students and faculty. Anyone on campus has access to electronic resources and may look through the paper resources.
See Searching InfoKat for help.
Use the Getting Started with Research tab to learn general search strategies.
Use the following resources to get started with genealogy.
Free reliable online resources. A good places to get started.
Check with your local public library for more specific research needs.
Identify keywords by scanning:
The easiest way to search for information electronically is to enter a couple of keywords into the search box of the resource and see what type of results you get. This strategy, however, will often result in too few, too many, or irrelevant results.
In order to retrieve the most relevant results, you will need to construct a search string: a combination of keywords, truncation symbols, and boolean operators (see below) you enter into the search box of an electronic library resource or an Internet search engine.
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The UK Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress (LC) call number so that materials on similar subjects are shelved together. LC call numbers consist of letters and numbers and are arranged on the shelves in alphabetical then numerical order (see the box on the lower right side of this page).
If Young Library is the location, check the Young Library stacks map to determine the floor and wing for each call number. The P call numbers (language and literature) are split between the 4th floor and 5th floor.
Call Number Explained
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