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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


Doctoral Student Study Rooms


There are six multi-person study rooms on the 5th floor in William T. Young Library available for use by doctoral students engaged in writing their dissertations. These large study rooms are shared by a maximum of 12 people. Doctoral students assigned to the multi-person study rooms are given a key and assigned a locker in which to store materials. Study room assignments run through the end of the academic year assigned.

Eligibility requirements:

  • MUST be enrolled in doctoral degree or equivalent degree program
  • MUST be engaged in the writing phase of the dissertation program
  • MUST present a letter, typed on University of Kentucky letterhead stationery and signed by the department chairperson, identifying the student and attesting to the fact that the student meets the above conditions

Send letter to:

Graduate Study
Circulation Department
William T. Young Library 0456

To apply for a study room, you must first read and agree to the Doctoral Student Study Room Policies.

Contact Benita Clarke if you have any questions.