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William T. Young Library

 HOURS for May 25, 2016:  7:00am - 8:00pm

Reference Services

Services

Reference / Government Information / Periodicals

Staff from Reference Services area are available at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of William T. Young Library to help students, faculty, and other library patrons make effective use of the library. They can assist users by locating answers to specific questions or by explaining the use of InfoKat Discovery, other electronic resources and databases, journal indexes, and other reference material. They will also assist users in verifying and locating the Libraries' periodicals holdings. For more information on periodicals, newspapers and microforms, see the Periodicals website.

The Reference Services staff will also schedule library tours and/or instructional sessions for classes and other groups. Online request forms are available to schedule a tour or schedule an instruction session. For individual consultations or for sessions for groups of three or fewer, use this Consultation Request Form. If you prefer to use self-directed training aids, see the Research Guides pages.

Assistance and special equipment are available for disabled patrons; see the Disability Services Page.

The library is a regional depository for U.S. government information. These materials, as well as British parliamentary papers, Kentucky state government publications, U.N. and European Union depository publications, and over one million technical reports, are available in the libraries' collections.

Email reference queries to refdesk@uky.edu.

 

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William T. Young Library houses a general undergraduate collection and social science, humanities, business, biology and agricultural materials. As the central library in the university library system, it also is home to the Dean's Office and a number of centralized library services and other university services.

Loan Periods

UK Faculty/Staff, Affiliated Faculty/Staff, Emeritus Faculty, Visiting Scholars

Books: 120 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
100 items (unless restricted)


UK Graduate Students, Donovan Scholars

Books: 90 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days;
Item Limit: 75 items (unless restricted)


UK Undergraduate Students

Books: 28 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 25 items (unless restricted)


Non-UK Borrowers

Books: 28 days
Bound and Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 10 items (unless restricted)

Location (with directions): 401 Hilltop Avenue
Mailing Address: 500 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0456
Courier Deliveries: 1000 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40506
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