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Agricultural Information Center


 

 

Regular Fall Semester
(Monday, Sept 1 - Friday, Dec 19)
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays - Sundays: Closed

Exceptions:
Monday, September 1 (Labor Day): Closed
Tuesday Nov 25: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday Nov 26 - Friday Nov 29 (Thanksgiving): Closed

 

 

Winter Break & Intersession
(Saturday, Dec 20 - Sunday, January 18)
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays - Sundays: Closed

Exceptions:
Monday Dec 22 - Friday Jan 2 (Winter Break): Closed

 

 

Regular Spring Semester
(Monday, Jan 19 - Friday, May 8)
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays - Sundays: Closed 

Exceptions:
Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King Birthday): Closed
Monday March 16 - Friday March 20 (Spring Break): Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 


 


Design Library


 

Spring 2015 Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Exceptions:

Friday, March 13th 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 16th - Thursday, March 19th (Spring Break) 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Friday, March 20th for building repairs

Friday May 8th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



*If classes are cancelled due to the University's operating on Plan B, the Design Library will be closed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Education Library


Regular Spring Semester:  

 beginning Wednesday, January 14th 2015

 

 Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  


 

 

 

 

 

If the University of Kentucky is closed, the Education Library is closed as well.

 

 

 


Engineering Library



Spring 2015 (January 26 - May 8):

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

 

Exceptions: 

March 16-20 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Spring Break)

Note:  If the University of Kentucky is closed, the Shaver Engineering Library is closed as well.


Lucille Little Fine Arts Library & Learning Center


Spring semester

(Wednesday, January 14 - Friday, May 8)
Mondays - Thursdays: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: closed*
Sundays: 1:00 - 10:00 p.m.


*Starting March 7 we will be open Saturdays from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. (except for Spring Break)


Exceptions:
Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day): Closed

Saturday, March 14, and Sunday, March 15: Closed

Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 21: Closed







Medical Center Library


Regular Schedule:
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sundays: Noon - 8:00 p.m.

 


Science Library


 

 Regular Spring Hours 

(Wednesday, January 14 - Friday, May 8)

Mondays - Thursdays: 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fridays: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays: Closed 

Sunday 12p.m. - 5p.m.

 

Maps are available only until 4:30 p.m.

 

Exceptions:

Sunday 1/18/15 - Monday1/19/15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday): CLOSED

Sunday March 15: CLOSED

Monday March 16 - Friday March 20 (Spring Break): Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

When the University announces delayed openings or closures due to inclement weather, the Science Library will follow the same temporary schedule.

 

 


Special Collections Research Center


Breckinridge Research Room
Mondays - Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed


The SCRC will be closed on Monday January 19th.



William T. Young Library


Please Note: See the hours that apply to specific departments and offices within Young Library.

IDs are required for entry to the library between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. See details.


Spring Semester

 

Open at noon on Sunday and remain open through Friday at 8:00pm

Saturdays:      8:00am - 8:00pm

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EXCEPTIONS:

Spring Break

Friday, March 13                                        close at 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15              noon - 5:00pm

Monday - Friday, March 16 - 20                   8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday, March 20                                    noon - 5:00pm

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Extended Hours for Pre-Finals Weekend

Friday, May 1                                             Close at midnight

Saturday, May 2                                         8:00am - midnight

Sunday, May 3                                           Open at 8:00am

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Graduation Weekend

Friday, May 8                                             Close at 5:00pm

Saturday, May 9                                         10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, May 10                                          noon - 5:00pm





 



 



 Why Young Library Requires IDs After 10:00 p.m.

Because of the confluence of two situations:

  • Number of assaults and sex offenses in and around Young Library in previous years.
  • Students' demands to have library open 24 hours.

The library reinstated its 24-hour schedule in Fall 2005, but with stricter security guidelines in place. A comprehensive security assessment of the Young Library area was completed in summer 2004 and recommended limiting the library to electronic access from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. (i.e., having students use student IDs to gain entrance to the library). The library implemented a suitable alternative since badge access was not feasible. Access was restricted to:

  • Current UK students, faculty, staff and reciprocal college borrowers (see list below).
  • IDs would be checked manually.
  • Restricted access period was shortened to 10:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m.

This restricted access period corresponds to the same restricted access period employed by the Medical Center.

Restricting access is common practice in libraries with extended hours. Requiring an ID to enter the building overnight is a security measure and is enforced for the safety and security of every student, staff, and faculty member in the library after 10:00 p.m. Alternatives such as having student records checked by name or address are neither practical nor safe, increasing the time one would wait to enter the building, creating congestion in the library foyer, and increasing the chances of someone giving a false address to gain entry.

*Additional information for Federal Depository Users.
 

Reciprocal Colleges

 Alice Lloyd College
 Asbury University
 Asbury Theological Seminary
 Bellarmine University
 Berea College
 Brescia University
 Campbellsville University
 Centre College
 Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
 Eastern Kentucky University
 Frontier Nursing University
 Georgetown College
 KCTCS
 Kentucky Christian University
 Kentucky State University
 Kentucky Wesleyan College
 Lexington Theological Seminary
 Lindsey Wilson College
 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
 Midway College
 Morehead State University
 Murray State University

 Northern Kentucky University
 St. Catharine College
 Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
 Sullivan University
 Thomas More College
 Transylvania University
 Union College
 University of Louisville
 University of Pikeville (UPike)
 University of the Cumberlands
 Western Kentucky University