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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for October 1, 2016:  Closed

Directions

From I-75 South I-64 East or West

Take exit 113 (marked Paris/Lexington). Turn right off the exit ramp onto North Broadway (US 68). Follow through downtown approximately 3.5 miles. Two blocks past the Hyatt Regency Lexington, turn left onto West Maxwell Street. Follow to the corner of UK's campus, turning right on Rose Street. The King Building is not situated on a street, so you'll need to find parking and review campus maps.

From the Bluegrass Parkway

Turn right off the exit onto Versailles Road (US 60). Follow it about 10 miles until it becomes a one way street (West Maxwell Street). Follow to the corner of UK's campus, turning right on Rose Street. The King Library is not situated on a street so you'll need to find parking and review campus maps.

From I-75 North
Take exit 104 (marked Athens/Lexington). Turn left off the ramp onto Athens Boonesboro Road (which turns into Richmond Road, and then Main Street without taking any turns). Follow for 8.2 miles to downtown. Turn left onto Rose Street. The King Library is not situated on a street so you'll need to find parking and review campus maps.

Parking for personal vehicles is extremely limited. To arrange for parking on campus, contact the University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services prior to your arrival (859-257-7433).

On-Campus Directions

The King Library is situated in the middle of campus, bordered by the Little Fine Arts Library Building on the North, the Fine Arts Building on the Northeast, Maxwell Place on the East, Chemistry-Physics on the Southeast, and Pence Hall on the Southwest. Special Collections is on the north side of the King Building, the side facing Little Library. See a campus map for more details.


Our Mission

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

The mission of the Special Collections Research Center is to locate and preserve 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. Special Collections maintains the records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. As part of the mission, the Special Collections Research Center 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 in Special Collections do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.


Campus Mail Code: 0039


For Research or Collections-related Inquiries

Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611

Fax: (859) 257-6311

Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu


General Information


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