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Storage Retrieval Services

Because the University of Kentucky Libraries' has outgrown the space available in its campus libraries, the library system utilizes space in two storage facilities, one located on the Lexington campus and the other located off campus. Lesser-used monographs, older journal collections, some materials managed by the University Archives & Records Program, and some materials held by the Libraries' Special Collections are among the materials housed in Storage.

Storage materials will be retrieved and delivered at no cost to the user.
 

Format Availability

Some print materials that are held in Storage may also be directly available in electronic format. Check the Libraries' E-Journals Database for information on electronic availability before submitting a request for Storage retrieval. Print materials that are directly available in electronic format will be retrieved only upon special request.

Articles contained in print journals in Storage will generally be scanned and delivered to the user electronically.

Chapters from books and conference papers may be scanned and delivered electronically upon request. Certain conditions may apply.


How to Request Items Held in Storage

Requests for library materials housed in Storage are to be made by one of the following methods:

Journal Articles:
UK-Affiliated Registered Library Users:  Log-in to your existing ILLiad account or create a new ILLiad account.  While in ILLiad, submit the request form found under New Document Delivery Request, Storage Article Express.
Non-UK Affiliated Registered Library Users:  Please use the Storage Retrieval Form.

Books and Complete Volumes of Journals Listed in InfoKat:   
All Registered Library Users Use BOOK EXPRESS SERVICE, as follows:
On the libraries InfoKat (UK Libraries' Catalog) record, click on MAKE A REQUEST (located in the 'Actions' list displayed on the right side of the screen).  After logging in, choose the BOOK EXPRESS option and provide the requested information. Items will be delivered to the  library of your choice. In the event that your BOOK EXPRESS request fails, please use the online Storage Retrieval Form described below.

Chapters from Books and Conference Papers:
UK-Affiliated Registered Library Users:  Log-in to your existing ILLiad account or create a new ILLiad account.  Submit the request form found under New Document Delivery Request, Storage Article Express.
Non-UK Affiliated Registered Library Users:  Please use the Storage Retrieval

Materials Not Listed in InfoKat:
All Registered Library Users: Use the Storage Retrieval Form.
 

Item Delivery

Every effort will be made to fill requests within 48 hours of submission, excluding holidays and weekends.
Retrieval and delivery of Storage material incurs no cost to the user.
 
Books and Complete Volumes of Journals: Will be delivered to the library pickup location designated in the request.

Journal Articles, Chapters from Books and Conference Papers: Will be delivered in either electronic or print format (see below).
UK Affiliated  Users and Non-UK Affiliated Users, with Email Accounts: Material will be delivered in electronic format via your email account. You will be notified when articles are ready for retrieval.
Non-UK Affiliated Users, without Email Accounts:  Physical volumes containing articles will be delivered to the pickup location designated in the request.
 

Who May Borrow?

Materials housed in Storage may be requested for retrieval by any registered library patron.

PATRONS MUST CHECK THEIR INFOKAT LIBRARY ACCOUNT FOR STATUS INFORMATION RELATED TO INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS.  

Certain materials, such as material in microform formats (microfiche, microfilm and microcards) and some journals, may be restricted to library use after retrieval.

Reference service for materials included in the Storage collections will be handled by the Libraries' Reference staff. You can access the Reference desk by e-mail, phone or in person by at the William T. Young Library, 2nd floor, north wing, or by chat.