If you want to find books in the Special Collections Library, use the search box at the top of the page, or visit InfoKat Discovery.
You can locate collection guides for our processed collections and find digitized photographs, manuscripts, collections, newspapers, maps, or oral histories, and explore the history of UK through images, yearbooks, and more, at ExploreUK.
To learn more about the newspapers that have been digitized please see the Kentucky Edition.
Visit the Online Appalachian Resources site for digitized collections and finding aids that document Appalachian history, communities, industry, and culture.
Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held my members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).
The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. Special Collections maintains a records management programfor all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.