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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for December 11, 2016:  Closed

Preservation

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 Library, South Entrance. Additionally, the Preservation Department serves all 10 University Libraries by collaborating with many de-centralized repair and processing teams.


Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to 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. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu

Campus Mail Code: 0039

Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser