The Wiliam T. Young Library visitor parking lot is accessible from Hilltop Avenue. Parking rates are $2 per hour, with a maximum charge of $16. Metered parking is also available along Hilltop Avenue and University Drive, at $2 per hour for a maximum of four hours. The nearest visitor ADA permit parking spaces can be found in the Young Library lot.
For more parking information, including maps, single-day permits, alerts, and assistance locating ADA accessible parking, please visit University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services or call 859-257-7433.
Parking and Transportation Services also provides information on biking and on-campus bus routes. Find us on campus using the UK Campus Map.
Located just west of the central campus, Young Library is bound by Columbia Avenue, Woodland Avenue, Hilltop Avenue, and Rose Street.
For more information, please consult the University of Kentucky Campus Map, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-218-1881.
Young Library is home to the University of Kentucky's general undergraduate collection, including information resources for the social sciences, humanities, business, biology, and agriculture, food and environment.
In addition to the Dean's Office, centralized student support services; computers; printers; dining; and spaces for study, meetings, and events can be found at Young Library.
The Basement of Young Library provides a relaxed and energetic atmosphere great for group work and socializing.
Equipped with accessible computers, vending machines and cell phone charging stations, students can also get help with a paper at the Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center, learn more about video capturing/editing at the Media Depot, and polish your presentation skills at Presentation U! in the basement of Young Library.
On the First Floor of Young Library, you can get help with research, locating library materials as well as check out and return books, whiteboard markers, and other items at the Service Desk.
Grad a coffee and snack at Starbucks; see about available printing and finishing solutions at the Ricoh Document Center; connect with Libraries administrators in the Dean's Office.
You can also find meeting rooms, event spaces, and public-access computers on the First Floor.
The Second Floor of Young Library makes group studying a breeze. Reserve a study room, work at one of the long tables along the West Wing, take advantage of one of three dedicated reading rooms, or make use of the collaborative whiteboards on the South Wing.
The Scott Greenslade Soviet Military Collection is available on the Second Floor of Young Library.
The Third Floor of Young Library offers the best of both worlds, with spaces built to accommodate both private and group study. Dedicated Quiet Studies facilitate focused study, while the long tables are available for quiet collaborative work.
Young Library book stacks begin on the North and East Wings of the Third Floor, while bound Periodicals can be found on the North, South, and West Wings.
Get some fresh air by studying outside on one of the Young Library balconies accessible from the Third Floor's West and East Wings from March to November.
Known as one of the quieter study areas in Young Library, the Fourth Floor is renowned for its cozy cubbies that overlook the Third Floor, which are perfect for personal or small group study.
The Fourth floor also features group study rooms and several faculty study locations.
Looking for a book for a class? The Fourth floor is also home to the largest portion of the Young Library book stacks.
The Fifth Floor is the quietest area of Young Library and is home to group study rooms, quiet and silent study areas, group study tables and the beautiful Charles T. Wethington Jr. Reading Room. Fifth Floor stacks include Young Library's Oversize Collection and a portion of the Government Documents collection.
Graduate students can take advantage of their own, customized study space with the recently opened Thomas D. Clark Graduate Study.
Besides a beautiful view of the library and of campus, the Fifth floor features the Wade Hall Quilt Collection, with 64 quilts displayed, as well as the Young Library Chandelier, which hangs in the center of the Wethington Reading Room. The Chandelier, which was completed in April 2019, is a replica of the original Chandelier installed when the library first opened in 1998.
Choose a space for your preferred noise level.
The lower levels of Young Library are well suited for conversational or collaborative study, while Floors 3, 4, and 5 provide space for quiet, focused study.
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