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PLEASE NOTE: Meeting room reservations will be tentative until further notice.
University of Kentucky organizations, including registered student groups and University-sponsored groups, may apply to use the meeting rooms in the William T. Young Library. Organizations and individuals will be limited to 12 reservations per calendar year. Please note that these rooms are not available for private meetings, student study sessions, regularly scheduled classes, or extended conferences and similar events requiring multiple rooms, multiple days, etc., particularly during semesters.
Programs to be presented must be of an educational, cultural, or charitable nature or relate to other purposes approved by the Dean of Libraries in accordance with the regulations of the University.
If you are planning an activity other than a meeting you will receive a tentative room reservation from the Library. It will be confirmed after you register the event with the Office of University Events. The registration process requires two weeks and must be completed before a room reservation will be confirmed.
Charges for admission, space, services, or sales of items are restricted. Registered UK student organizations may do so with prior written authorization from the Director of the Student Center AND approval of Library Administration. Any group that does not obtain authorization before the event will be required to stop charging and/or selling items, or will be required to leave the building.
Meeting rooms may only be reserved during these hours:
Monday-Thursday - 8:00am-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday - 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday - NOON-10:00pm
Reservations will begin no earlier than one-half hour after the building opens and end no later than one-half hour before the building closes.
The Library will accept reservation requests up to one year in advance.
Tentative or pending reservations will be held for one week only and confirmed no later than one week prior to events.
Fliers, signs and other printed materials pertaining to activities may not be posted on the doors or walls of Young Library.
Please note that the Young Library Facilities Crew is available Monday - Friday to set up furniture in Alumni Gallery between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If your scheduled event falls outside of these hours, help with furniture in Alumni Gallery will not be available. The Library allots one hour between all Alumni Gallery reservations during Setup Crew working hours.
Please note that audiovisual support may be limited during certain hours. See Audiovisual Services section (below) for more information.
The Library will make room assignments based on attendance size and needs.
Refreshments and Catering
Groups need to make their own arrangements for refreshments. Catering service may be requested through UK Catering at 257-1741 or from any UK-approved caterer.
Candles or other open flames are also prohibited, except for Sterno heat.
If Sterno heat is used, the event organizers are responsible for extinguishing flame(s) when exiting the room.
Catering service is responsible for removal of refreshments following events.
Drinks in open containers and food stuffs are restricted to Alumni Gallery, Multipurpose Room, and The Hub. Only drinks in covered containers are permitted in other Library meeting rooms. (Please see the Food, Drink & Tobacco Policy for more information.)
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
AV Services delivers equipment requested by patrons who reserve meeting rooms in William T. Young Library.
AV equipment may be requested using the Comments section of the room request form or by using the Equipment Request Form.
If you are planning to show AV media (DVD, video cassette, etc.) that you will provide, you will need to complete the Media Exhibition Questionnaire no less than 24 hours prior to the beginning of your activity.
Public exhibition of AV media will only be supported using AV Services playback equipment, projectors, monitors, etc.
No AV equipment other than a laptop or similar computing device may be brought into the meeting/conference rooms.
Parking and Transportation Services strives to help UK faculty, staff and student groups with parking and transit arrangements for meetings or special events. Contact the PTS Special Event Coordinator at (859) 257-9680.
Parking and Transportation Services also offers a convenient method of pre-selling parking passes called the Voucher System. If you are hosting a meeting or special event at the William T. Young Library and feel that this would best suit the needs of your attendees, contact the PTS Special Event Coordinator at (859) 257-9680.
Failure to cancel a meeting denies others the use of the facilities and wastes scarce University resources. Please notify the Library at least 24-hours in advance of your reservation if your activity is canceled.
In the event that severe weather or other conditions cause a delayed opening or the cancellation of classes and closure of offices, room reservations during that period will be canceled due to minimal staffing levels during these times.
The best interests of the University may make it necessary to occasionally give priority to or cancel one event in favor of another. When such a cancellation becomes necessary, the unit or group holding the reservation will be notified as far in advance as possible.
Violation of Building and Meeting Room Policies
Any group using meeting rooms in the William T. Young Library is expected to take proper care of the facility. Each group is financially responsible for any damage resulting from abuse or neglect.
Violations of these policies may result in denial of future meeting room requests.
These policies will be reviewed periodically to ensure that the needs of library users are being met.
To apply for a meeting room, read the policies above and click on the following statement: