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William T. Young Library

 HOURS for December 11, 2016:  8:00am   remain open 24 hours


THANKSGIVING Hours
Tuesday, November 22                                     Close at 8pm
Wednesday, November 23                                 8am - 5pm

Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25               CLOSED

Saturday, November 26                                    noon - 5pm
Sunday, November 27                                      noon - 24 hour

Note: Beginning Sunday, October 23, the Reference Desk on the second floor will close at 5:00 p.m.
EVENING REFERENCE SERVICE will be available at the Circulation Desk on the first floor from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sundays-Wednesdays and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays.


William T. Young Library houses a general undergraduate collection and social science, humanities, business, biology and agricultural materials. As the central library in the university library system, it also is home to the Dean's Office and a number of centralized library and university services. See the list to the left for details.

Loan Periods

UK Faculty/Staff, Affiliated Faculty/Staff, Emeritus Faculty, Visiting Scholars

Books: 120 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
100 items (unless restricted)


UK Graduate Students, Donovan Scholars

Books: 90 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days;
Item Limit: 75 items (unless restricted)


UK Undergraduate Students

Books: 28 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 25 items (unless restricted)


Non-UK Borrowers

Books: 28 days
Bound and Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 10 items (unless restricted)

Location (with directions): 401 Hilltop Avenue
Mailing Address: 500 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0456
Courier Deliveries: 1000 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40506
Contact Information

LIBRARY NEWS

Evening Reference Desk Service in Young Library moving to 1st Floor, Circulation Desk for the Remainder of the Fall Semester

October 24, 2016

Beginning Sunday, October 23, the Reference Desk on the second floor will close at 5:00 p.m. Evening reference service will be available at the Circulation Desk on the first floor from 5:00 p

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Fines Office Closings for Holidays/Winter Break

December 8, 2016

The Fines Office in Young Library will  be closed on Friday, December 23.  The Fines Office will also be closed December 26 - December 30 as well as Monday, January 2 and will reopen a

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Understanding Shakespeare (beta site from JSTOR) Now Available from UK Libraries

September 22, 2016

Understanding Shakespeare is a collaborative project between JSTOR Labs and the Folger Shakespeare Library in which you can use the text of Shakespeare’s plays to navigate into the scholar

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