Also see a floor map of the Fifth Floor.
The fifth floor continues the book collection from the previous level and also houses the Federal Government Documents Collection.
Handmade quilts, on display on the walls throughout the fifth floor, are from the collection of Wade Hall, who graciously contributed them to William T. Young Library.
Bridges lead into the 78 feet tall fifth floor rotunda, which features a chandelier designed specifically for the William T. Young Library.
The chandelier, constructed of solid brass, weighs over 3,000 pounds. To showcase the scholarly achievements of the graduates of the University of Kentucky, the fifth floor rotunda contains theses and dissertations written by our alumni. Some of these materials date back to the early 1900s. Because archival copies of UK theses and dissertations are kept in Special Collections in the M.I. King Building, the copies in this rotunda can be checked out.
Also on the fifth floor is the Writing Center, in the Thomas D. Clark Study area in the West Wing. The Writing Center offers UK students and staff assistance by helping them develop writing skills such as prewriting, discussion of ideas, organization, audience awareness, and grammar. The Writing Center is a service of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of English.