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William T. Young Library

 HOURS for May 5, 2016:  24 Hours

Tours

Take a virtual tour of Young Library or view a printable overview.


Tours for UK Faculty, Staff and Students

  • Tours led by library staff are offered during student orientation at the beginning of the fall semester.
  • A tour outline is available for faculty and instructors to orient their students to the library. Print off the guide for a 30 minute library orientation tour. Orientation Tour Outline


Instruction for specific UK classes

  • See the Information Literacy page to request an instructional session. If you have questions concerning instruction, contact Debbie Sharp, Coordinator of Information Literacy, or contact your academic liaison.
  • Classes, workshops and tours hosted by UK Libraries are open to all UK faculty, students and staff.


For the Community:

  • Public tours and school groups should follow this self-guided tour or contact the UK Visitor's Center.  Tours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Also see information about directions to W.T. Young Library, a map, and parking.

Click the following image for a full-size PDF of our campus libraries map:

UK Libraries Campus Locations map

Download Quick Facts brochures on the William T. Young Library, the Wade Hall Quilt Collection, the Overbrook Tapestry, and Fossils at W.T. Young Library.


William T. Young Library houses a general undergraduate collection and social science, humanities, business, biology and agricultural materials. As the central library in the university library system, it also is home to the Dean's Office and a number of centralized library services and other university services.

Loan Periods

UK Faculty/Staff, Affiliated Faculty/Staff, Emeritus Faculty, Visiting Scholars

Books: 120 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
100 items (unless restricted)


UK Graduate Students, Donovan Scholars

Books: 90 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days;
Item Limit: 75 items (unless restricted)


UK Undergraduate Students

Books: 28 days
Bound Periodicals: 4 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 25 items (unless restricted)


Non-UK Borrowers

Books: 28 days
Bound and Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 10 items (unless restricted)

Location (with directions): 401 Hilltop Avenue
Mailing Address: 500 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0456
Courier Deliveries: 1000 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40506
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