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Agricultural Information Center


 

Summer & Beginning of Fall Semester
(Monday, May 12 - Sunday, Aug 31)
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays - Sundays: Closed

Exceptions:
Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day): Closed
Friday, July 4 (Independence Day): Closed

 

 

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:
Wednesday Dec 24 - 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


 

Fall Hours (Begin August 27th)

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

Friday, 8 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. 

 

Exceptions:

November 26th, 8 - 4:30

Closed November 27th-28th

December 19th, 8 - 4:30

December 22nd-23rd, 8 - 4:30

Closed December 24th - January 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Education Library


 Regular Fall Semester:  

 beginning Tuesday September 2, 2014

 

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

 Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

 Sundays: 2:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Closed Labor Day:  Monday, September 1

 

 


 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

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

 

 

 


Engineering Library


 

Fall 2014

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

 

Exceptions: 

Closed: September 1           for Labor day
            November 27, 28     for Thanksgiving Holiday.  

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


Lucille Little Fine Arts Library & Learning Center


Fall semester (Wednesday, August 27 - Friday, December 19)
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.


*this will switch to 1:00 - 6:00 pm starting on 10/18


Exceptions:

Wednesday, November 26: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 27 - Saturday, November 29 (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.

  

Exceptions:

 

Thanksgiving 2014

Wednesday, November 26:  Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 27 - Saturday, November 29: CLOSED

Sunday, November 30: Resume regular hours at 12 Noon

 

Winter Break 2014

Saturday, December 20 - Sunday, December 21:  CLOSED

Monday, December 22 - Wednesday, December 24: Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 25 - Sunday, December 28: CLOSED

Monday, December 29 - Wednesday, December 31: Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 1 - Saturday, January 3: CLOSED

Sunday, January 4: Resume regular hours at 12 Noon



Science Library


Regular Hours

 

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

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

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

 

 

Exceptions:

 

Thanksgiving Break:

Tuesday 11/25/14    7:45am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 11/26/14 - Sunday 11/30/14 CLOSED

Resume Normal Semester Hours on Monday 12/1/14 

 

 

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

The 3rd & 4th floors close 15 minutes before the building closes.


Special Collections Research Center


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


The Special Collections Research Center

will be closed on November 27-28, 2014


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: September 7 - December 19


OPEN AT NOON ON SUNDAY AND REMAIN OPEN THROUGH FRIDAY AT 8:00PM

                SATURDAY 8:00AM - 8:00PM


EXCEPTIONS

THANKSGIVING:

Tuesday, November 25                            Close at 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 26                        8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday & Friday,

    November 27 & 28                                CLOSED

Saturday & Sunday,

     November 29 & 30                               noon - 5:00pm


EXTENDED HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK

Friday, December 12                                 Close at midnight

Saturday, December 13                             8:00am - midnight


LAST DAY OF FALL SEMESTER, DECEMBER 19     CLOSE AT 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