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Basement - the Hub @ WT's

Also see a floor map of the Basement.

Hub Core 4 Entrance    

The basement received a major renovation in the spring of 2007 and is now home to the Hub @ WT's, UK’s Information Commons.   


This study area contains computers, study tables and a reference collection.

Grub @ the Hub (Core 2)

In Core 2 of the Hub, there are vending machines with soft drinks, coffee, water. sandwiches, and snacks; a change machine for $1 and $5 bills is also available. A large-screen television featuring CNN and other broadcasting is mounted on the wall in this area.

Grub @ the Hub     snack vending machines     drink vending machines

Student Computing Services (East Wing)

scanner and computer    DART machine and printers 

The east wing of the Hub houses Student Computing Services, which offers access to basic software applications such as Microsoft Office as well as to computer-aided design applications. UK students can use the more than 100 computers and four scanners with their linkblue login. The consultants on duty at the service desk can help students establish a linkblue account. This area also provides Tech Help @ the Hub where students can receive help with technology issues.

Student Computing Services Lab Entrance

The service desk is in the center of the room in the SCS Lab. To either side of the service desk are computer classrooms. These rooms are used by faculty to provide instruction to their students. Next to the service desk is a color printer and two combined black and white printer/photocopiers, which, like all Young Library printers, can be used to retrieve print jobs sent from anywhere in the building.  A DART machine for adding money to your Plus Account card or Wildcard is found in the center of these machines. 

Audio Visual Services (South Wing)

Audio Visual entrance    AV projected floor sign    rack of laptops

Audio Visual Services is located in the South Wing of the Hub in the Lexmark Room. Immediately inside the door to the right are Windows and Macintosh computers.

AV Services Windows computers  Mac Lab computers

To the left of the main room is the Media Depot. To the right are small group viewing rooms where groups of students can view or listen to multimedia material. On the far right and left are two presentation practice rooms where students can digitally record and then view their presenations.  The large desk at the back of the room is the Media Library Desk. From behind this desk, the Audio Visual Services staff can transmit audio visual materials to the individual workstations, the group viewing rooms, the Audio Visual classrooms, the UKAA Auditorium (room 1-62), and group study rooms throughout the library. At this desk, patrons may borrow DVDs and videotapes, and students may borrow laptop computers for use within the building.

Audio Visual Services Classroom (West Wing)

The Audio Visual classroom, B-108A in the west wing of the Hub, is equipped with 24 computer workstations.  A distance learning classroom, the MCI AV Classroom, is in B-110.

AV Services classroom

In room B-108B, also in the West Wing, is the Writing Center.

Core 4

Cell phone charging stations and filtered bottled water stations.

Group Study Areas (All Wings)

The Hub @ WT’s has group study areas with movable furniture. Wooden group study carrels are equipped with desktop computers, rolling whiteboards, and wheeled chairs.  There are also portable tables and whiteboard room dividers. 

Hub whiteboards and furniture  Hub movable furniture  

Student Memorial Room (Rotunda)

At the suggestion of the University of Kentucky Student Government Association, the central room of the basement is dedicated to the memory of those students who have died while attending the University of Kentucky.