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Due to inclement weather, UK will be operating on Plan B for Friday, March 6th. Please contact the library location you intend to visit before traveling. Current open/closed information is below.

Confirmed Open: William T. Young Library will open at 10 am and will close at 8 pm on Friday, March 6th. Normal hours to resume on Saturday, March 7th.

Confirmed Closed March 6th: Agricultural Information Center, Design, Education, Little Fine Arts, Medical Center, Morris, Science, Special Collections Research Center, Shaver Engineering, and Transportation.

Service points in William T. Young Library for Thursday, March 6th:
AV Services will be closed.
Reference and PNM desks will open at 10 am.
The UK Writing Center is closed.
Presentation U in the Hub is closed.

International Programs in UK Libraries


Library Services

UK Libraries offers a wide range of services to all of its library users.  The services listed below have been specifically developed for our international students.


International Conversation Hour--Writing Center Webpage
      International Conversation HourUK's Writing Center, housed in room B-108B in the Young Library basement, offers international students an opportunity to practice their English speaking skills every Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. The Writing Center also offers assistance with composition of papers.             
Virtual Keyboard for non roman characters
      Laptops with On Screen Keyboard:  UK Libraries offers 4 laptops that have the virtual keyboard capability.  This keyboard allows you to type in non Roman alphabets.  The laptops are available for checkout in the Media Library in the Basement of Young Library.  Instructions for use and setting up your own keyboard.




ESL Poster         

Library Support for ESL Students: UK Libraries has been working with A&S 100, Enhancing College Writing & Communication Skills for International Students, to provide basic library information and skills to ESL students.  The program includes an in-class presentation with a basic introduction to research along with a tour of the library, overview of policies, and how to use many of the library products and services.  Research Consultations are also available for individual instruction. Contact Debbi Lloyd ( or Patricia Hartman ( to make an appointment.