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Library Hours by Location (Alphabetical list)

Agricultural Information Center


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 

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.


Summer Session (Monday, May 11 - Friday, August 28) 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







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. 







Education Library

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Closed: May 25th (Memorial Day) and July 3rd (Fourth of July holiday).






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




Engineering Library

Summer Hours (May 11, 2015 - September 2nd)

Monday - Friday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM



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

Eight-Week summer session

(Thursday, June 11 - Friday, August 7)
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays: Closed

Sundays: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, July 3 (Independence Day): Closed

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

Saturdays & Sundays: 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

Summer Hours 

(Saturday May 9 - Tuesday August 25)

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

Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED




Monday 5/25/15 CLOSED for Memorial Day

Friday 7/3/15 CLOSED for Independence Day


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

The SCRC will be closed on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

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.


8 Week Summer Session Hours:  June 8 - August 9

Monday - Thursday                                     8:00am - 10:00pm

Friday                                                        8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday                                     noon - 5:00pm

EXCEPTIONS:  Friday - Sunday, July 3 - 5--CLOSED

Break Hours: August 10 - August 23

Monday - Friday                                         8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday                                     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
 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