Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


Service Updates

Last update: May 13, 2020

Most library services are available remotely. Updates will be posted here as services change in status.

Ask for Help

  • The "Ask Us" chat function on UK Libraries' homepage is available for extended hours through the summer semester:
    • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
    • Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Academic Liaisons

  • UK Libraries' team of academic liaisons is here to assist you in your transition to online teaching, learning and research. 

Computers & Additional Hardware

  • Students may submit requests for computers and other equipment through the myUK portal.

Course Reserves

  • Access to physical reserve items is temporarily suspended. 
  • Instructors wishing to put items on summer reserve should contact Mary Pattengill ( The library will work with instructors to provide access to material - this includes electronic books when possible, scanned book chapters or excerpts (10% or less of copyrighted book is the Fair Use standard), electronic journal articles found in UK Libraries databases, course syllabi, lecture notes, etc.


  • All public events at the University of Kentucky have been cancelled through the end of the spring semester.

Instructional Support

Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery

Law Library

Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library Media Center

Media Library

  • Several items in the UK Libraries media collection are available online
  • Email for questions and assistance.
  • Click here to learn more about streaming media online through UK Libraries.

Medical Center Library

Special Collections Research Center

  • Submit questions and requests for remote assistance through the Special Collections Research Center's online form
  • Stay up-to-date on the Special Collections Research Center's newest digitized items with this blog
  • See Electronic Resources to explore Special Collections' online databases.