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William T. Young Library

 HOURS for August 28, 2016:  12:00pm - 8:00pm

Reference Services

Reference, Government Information

Federal Government Resources

  • University of Kentucky Regional Depository Library Services
  • U.S. Government Resources
    • American FactFinder, your source for population, housing, economic and geographic data from Census 2000, 1990 Census, and 1997 Economic Census.
    • CenStats Databases, from the Census Bureau. User specifies geographic areas, data sets, commodities, etc. and CenStats finds and displays the specified data. As a value-added enhancement, CenStats takes advantage of a standard feature of the Internet by providing direct links between several databases that have common geography (i.e., counties, ZIP code areas, and census tracts). Covers current Census data as well as current county data, international trade data, and building permits.
    • Electronic Government Resources Available in the UK Libraries can be found by searching theInfoKat Discovery service.
    • FedWorld, one of several access points for locating and acquiring government information.
    • Federal Digital System (FDsys), service of the U.S. Government Publishing Office that provides free electronic access to information products produced by the Federal Government.
    • Library of Congress
    • Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents & Debates, 1774-1875.
    • Congress.gov: legislative information on the Internet.

State Government Resources

Current Events


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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