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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for November 24, 2017:  8:00am - 5:00pm




Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

Special Collections Research Center
Front Desk and Main Entrance

Phone: (859) 257-1742
Fax: (859) 257-6311

Main Entrance open during regular operating hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Contact Us via online form

Breckinridge Research Room staff available during open hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Campus Mail Code: 0039

Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser

Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Please visit the SCRC staff directory for individual contact and program information.

LIBRARY NEWS

Dean of Libraries position

November 21, 2017

The Dean of Libraries position has now been opened on the UK Jobs site, under requisition FE01257. You may view the posting at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/166846

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Federal Regional Depository Librarian position

November 21, 2017

The Federal Regional Depository Librarian position has been posted on the UK Integrated Employment System.  Below is a quick link to the job posting.   http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings

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Medical Center Library basement level closed

November 17, 2017

The entire basement level of the Medical Center Library is now closed , due to demolition and renovation of the public area.  We do not have an exact timeline, but expect the work to continue f

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Alternative Textbook Grants Available for 2018/19

October 27, 2017

University of Kentucky Libraries is now accepting proposals for the 2018-19 Alternative Textbook Grant Program , which aims to encourage UK faculty to adopt open access textbooks or to create ori

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