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Searching for Books

Find books, book chapters, and e-books by searching our catalog with InfoKat Discovery and filtering your results by resource type. 

Books are arranged in our libraries according to the Library of Congress Classification System, which groups items by subject. Use our Floor Maps to find titles by call number.

If we don’t have a particular title in our collection, we may be able to borrow it from another library through our Interlibrary Loan services.


UK Libraries provides access to e-books across a number of platforms, including the EBSCOhost eBook Collection, ProQuest eBook Central, Oxford Reference and Oxford Scholarship Online, and several other full-text reference collections.

To search for e-books in InfoKat, filter your results by selecting “Full Text Online” under “Availability.”

Rare Books

UK Libraries is home to a broad collection of rare and unique books, with a special strength in Kentuckiana and Appalachian materials covering the history of the Commonwealth and the surrounding region.

To find and request the use of rare books, visit our Rare Books Requests Research Guide.