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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 - Fridays: 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 - Fridays: 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 Hours

 

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. 

 

Summer Hours (Begin May 9th)

 

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  *Please call before coming as due to limited staffing.*

Closed Saturday and Sunday

 

Exceptions:

June 17th, Open 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

June 20th, Open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Closed Friday, July 4th

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Education Library


Summer 2014

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

 

Exceptions: 

Closed: Monday May 26 for Memorial Day

             Friday July 4   for Independence Day 

 

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

 

 

 


Engineering Library


 

Summer 2014

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

 

Exceptions: 

Closed: Monday May 26 for Memorial Day
             Friday July 4   for Independence Day 

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


Lucille Little Fine Arts Library & Learning Center


Four week intersession (Sunday, May 10 - Wednesday, June 11)
Mondays - Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: closed


Exceptions:
Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day): Closed


Eight week intersession (Thursday, June 12 - Friday, August 8)
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: closed
Sundays: noon - 8:00 p.m.


Exceptions:
Friday, July 4 (Independence Day): Closed


Summer break (Saturday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 26)
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

 

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

Saturdays & Sundays: CLOSED

 

Exceptions:

 

Monday 5/26/14 CLOSED for Memorial Day

Friday 7/4/14 CLOSED for Independence Day

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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 Friday August 1, 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.


SUMMER

 

8 Week Summer Session: June 9 - August 10

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

Friday                               8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday            noon - 5:00pm

EXCEPTION:  Thursday, July 3           8:00am - 5:00pm

                 Friday, July 4               Closed

Summer Break: August 11 - August 24

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

Saturday & Sunday            noon - 5:00pm

EXCEPTION: Friday, August 22 (Move in day!)         8:00am - 6:00pm



 

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