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Due to inclement weather, UK will be operating on Plan B for Thursday, March 5th. Please contact the library location you intend to visit before traveling. Current open/closed information is below.

Confirmed Closed March 5th: Agricultural Information Center, Design, Education, Little Fine Arts, Medical Center, Morris, Science, Special Collections Research Center, Shaver Engineering, and Transportation.

Confirmed Open: William T. Young Library will close at midnight on Wednesday, March 4th and will open at 10 am on Thursday, March 5th.

Engineering, Science, and Little Fine Arts libraries will all close at 7pm Wednesday, March 4th



Department Units: Conservation | Preservation Reformatting Center

Established in 1989, the Preservation Department is responsible for the protection and maintenance of the University's library and archival materials in all formats. The Preservation Department promotes this mission with these activities:

  • Conservation Services
  • Reformatting
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Program Planning and Administration
  • User and Staff Education

The Department's main offices and the Conservation Lab are located in the William T. Young Library. The Preservation Reformatting Center resides in the King Building, South Entrance. Additionally, the Preservation Department serves all 10 University Libraries by collaborating with many de-centralized repair and processing teams.