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Medical Center Library

 HOURS for August 26, 2016:  8:00am - 8:00pm

About the MCL

Computer Lab

The Medical Center Library computer lab is open all hours the Library is open. 

  • 8:00 a.m - Midnight, Monday - Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday
  • 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturdays 
  • Noon - 8:00 p.m., Sunday

The lab is designed to serve the educational, research, and patient care needs of the University of Kentucky faculty, students, and staff.

The lab computers have access to the Internet and major Windows productivity applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Software programs used for UK classes are loaded when requested by instructors.

Assistance is provided during prime hours of operation (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). All users of the computer lab are expected to observe the following guidelines.

Computer Use Guidelines

  • Software is licensed for educational use only. Illegal use of computer hardware and software is prohibited under Kentucky Criminal Law (KRS 434.850 - 434.860).
  • Only software installed by the University Libraries or Medical Center Information Services is allowed. Do not download or install software on these workstations.  Library staff will work with instructors to load authorized software needed for educational purposes.
  • Attempting to bypass system restrictions, tampering with system files or applications, or otherwise misusing computer or network resources is not allowed.
  • Do not move equipment or attach peripherals.
  • Medical Center instructors can reserve the classroom for classes. Classroom use will be restricted to people participating in reserved training sessions during designated time periods. Classroom reservations can be requested by contacting Medical Center Library Research, Education & Clinical Services Division.
  • Excessive noise is not allowed. Be considerate of others by keeping noise and other disruptions to a minimum. Disruptive persons will be asked to leave.
  • Game playing is not an appropriate use for library computers.
  • Please limit your time to 30 minutes when others are waiting; there is a limit of one computer per person.
  • Food, drink, and tobacco products are not allowed.
  • Printing costs are 12 cents/page and requires a UK student I.D. card or DART card.
  • Personal files left on the computers will be deleted.
  • The University of Kentucky is not responsible for lost files or data, or for lost or damaged disks.

Flagrant violation of the Computer Use Policy may result in the loss of access privileges to the library computers.

These computers provide unrestricted access to the Internet, which may contain materials offensive to some users. The University of Kentucky is not responsible for content found in any external resource that is accessible from computer workstations in the UK Libraries, whether free or paid for by the Libraries. Users should speak to a library staff member if concerned about materials viewed on library workstations.

For additional information, refer to the Policy Governing Access to and Use of University Information Technology Resources.

For suggestions and complaints, please speak to a library staff member or send email to mclib, the Library email account.



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UK faculty, staff and students use their UK Wildcard as their library card. Persons not affiliated with UK may obtain a library card if they are 18 years of age and present a valid Kentucky driver's license or a valid non-driver ID. Faculty, staff, and students from reciprocal colleges and universities in Kentucky may obtain a UK library card with proper identification. Anyone with a UK library card may check out materials in the Medical Center Library or any UK campus library.

Use InfoKat Discovery Library Catalog (UK Libraries Holdings) to locate materials owned by the UK Libraries.

CollectionLocationLoan Period
AudiovisualsFirst floor7 days
BooksGround floor




28 days for UK Undergraduates and Non-UK borrowers

90 days for UK Graduate students

120 days for UK Faculty/Staff

Reference BooksFirst floorSpecial permission
Permanent ReserveFirst floor2 hours
Unbound JournalsFirst floor2 hours




Bound JournalsGround floor4 days
MCL pre-1987 CollectionWilliam T. Young LibraryUK Libraries Circulation Policy
Rare BooksSpecial CollectionsNone
19th Century CollectionWilliam T. Young LibraryUK Libraries Circulation Policy

E-mail notices

The Medical Center Library sends library notices via e-mail.

Holds

If a book, journal, or audiovisual you need is checked out, you may place a hold on it so that when it is returned to the Medical Center Library it will be held at the User Services desk for you. You will be notified when it is available.

Contact Genia Kempster if you have questions about placing a hold on library materials or for any questions related to borrowing library materials.






If you have questions or comments about the University of Kentucky Medical Center Library, please contact us. If you would like to contact individual staff members, please use the Medical Center Library Faculty/Staff Directory.

Call Us Call: (859)323-5300

Fax Us Fax: (859)323-1040

Email Us Email: mclib@uky.edu

Email Us Mailing Address: 

800 Rose St.
Lexington, KY
40536-0298

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