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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 13, 2017:  Now Closed




Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

Special Collections Research Center
Front Desk and Main Entrance

Phone: (859) 257-1742
Fax: (859) 257-6311

Main Entrance open during regular operating hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Contact Us via online form

Breckinridge Research Room staff available during open hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Campus Mail Code: 0039

Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser

Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Please visit the SCRC staff directory for individual contact and program information.

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EndNote for Health Sciences classes

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Check out the upcoming 2018 dates for EndNote for Health Sciences classes!  All faculty, staff, and students are invited to view the class calendar and register for sessions of interest.  

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December 6, 2017

From 10 am to 9:45 pm tomorrow, December 7, UK Libraries will be showing holiday movies in the UK Athletic Association Auditorium in Young Library. Complimentary hot chocolate will be available in th

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Upcoming Changes in Fines Office Hours and Winter Break Schedule

November 29, 2017

The Fines Office hours for Friday, December 15 are 12:30pm - 3:30pm.  On Wednesday, December 20, the Fines Office will be closed from 11:15am - 2:15pm. Holidays:  The Fines Office w

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Dean of Libraries position

November 21, 2017

The Dean of Libraries position has now been opened on the UK Jobs site, under requisition FE01257. You may view the posting at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/166846

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