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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 Open: William T. Young Library will open at 10 am on Thursday, March 5th.

Confirmed Closed March 5th: Agricultural Information Center, Design, Education, Little Fine Arts, Medical Center, Morris, Science, Special Collections Research Center, Shaver Engineering, and Transportation.

Service points in William T. Young Library for Thursday, March 5th:
AV Services will be closed.
Reference and PNM desks will open at 10 am.
The UK Writing Center is closed, but scheduled clients should check their email for e-tutoring options.


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Welcome to the William T. Young Library. The library is named for prominent Lexington businessman and horse-breeder, the late William T. Young. Mr. Young was a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Kentucky. William T. Young Library houses the University's collection of social sciences, humanities, and selected life sciences materials in one campus location. Designed by the architectural firm of Kallman McKinnell & Wood, the building measures 365,000 square feet, seats 4,000 people, and houses 1.2 million volumes.

The university also has several other libraries, which together hold approximately 1.5 million volumes.

Also see the William T. Young Library Quick Facts Series (in pdf):