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Library Hours by Location (Alphabetical list)

Agricultural Information Center



Summer Session (Monday, May 11 - Friday, September 4) Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays - Sundays: Closed


Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day): Closed

Friday July 3 (day before Independence Day): Closed


Regular Fall Semester (Mon, Sep 7- Friday, Dec 18) Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays - Sundays: Closed 


Monday, September 7 (Labor Day): Closed

Tuesday, November 24: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (early close)

Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27 (Thanksgiving Holiday): Closed


Winter Intersession (Monday, Dec 21 - Friday, Jan 15) Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays - Sundays: Closed


Thursday, December 24 - Friday, January 1 (Holiday Break): Closed








Design Library



Summer Hours (Begin May 11th)


Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Please call 257-4305 before coming from off campus due to limited staffing.

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Exceptions: Closed Monday, May 25th and Friday, July 3rd


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


Fall Hours (August 26th - December 18th)

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Closed Monday, September 7th

November 25th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed November 26th-27th

December 18th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.







Education Library

Summer Hours

(Monday, August 17th - Friday, September 4th)

Monday - Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Closed: September 7th (Labor Day holiday)


Regular Fall Semester Hours

(Tuesday, September 8th - Friday, December 18th)
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm

Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

Closed: November 25th - 29th (Thanksgiving)





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




Engineering Library

Summer Hours (May 11, 2015 - September 7, 2015)

*Summer hours will continue thorugh September 8

Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM


Regular fall  hours will resume Tuesday, September 8


Fall Hours


Monday - Thursday: 8am-9pm


Friday: 8am - 4:30pm


Closed weekends



Monday, September 7 (Labor Day Observance): Closed

Wednesday, November 25- Friday 27 (Thanksgiving Observance): Closed

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

Lucille Little Fine Arts Library & Learning Center

Summer Break

(Saturday, August 8 - Tuesday, August 25)
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

Fall Semester

(Wednesday, August 26 - Friday, December 18)

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.



September 7 (Labor Day):  Closed

November 25 - 28 (Thanksgiving): 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.



Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015:  Closed

Science Library

Summer Hours 

(Saturday May 9 - Tuesday August 25)

Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED



Fall Hours 

(Wednesday August 26 - Friday December 18)

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

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

Saturdays: CLOSED

Sundays: Noon - 5:00 p.m.




Saturday Sept. 5 - Monday Sept. 7: CLOSED for Labor Day


Tuesday November 24: 7:45am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday November 25 - Sun. November 29: CLOSED for Thanksgiving



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: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

Please note that back to school events, including Move In days and construction, will impact parking availability from August 17 through August 28th. More parking information >>

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.

Fall Semester Hours--Beginning (Through Labor Day)

 Monday & Tuesday, August 24 & 25                              8am - 8pm

Wednesday & Thursday, August 26 & 27                       8am - midnight

Friday, August 28                                                        8am - 5pm

Saturday & Sunday, August 29 & 30                             noon - 8pm

Monday - Thursday, August 31 - September 3               7am - midnight

Friday, September 4                                                    8am - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday, September 5 & 6                           8am - 8pm

Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)                          Open at noon and begin 24 hour schedule                                                   

Fall Semester Hours--Beginning September 8

Open at 8am on Sunday and remain open through Friday at 8pm

Saturday                                                                    8am - 8pm



Tuesday, November 24                                             Close at 8pm

Wednesday, November 25                                         8am - 5pm

Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27                  CLOSED

Saturday, November 28                                            noon - 5pm

Sunday, November 29                                              Open at noon

Extended Hours for Finals

Friday,  December 11                                               Close at midnight

Saturday, December 12                                            8am - midnight


Last Day of Fall Semester, Friday, 12/18                    Close at 5pm

 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
 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