William T. Young Library



William T. Young Library houses a general undergraduate collection and social sciences, humanities, business, biology and agricultural materials. As the central library in the university library system, it also is home to the Dean's Office and a number of centralized library and university services. See the list to the left for details.

Loan Periods

UK Faculty/Staff, Affiliated Faculty/Staff, Emeritus Faculty, Visiting Scholars

Books: 120 days
Bound Periodicals: 14 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
100 items (unless restricted)


UK Graduate Students, Donovan Scholars

Books: 90 days
Bound Periodicals: 14 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days;
Item Limit: 75 items (unless restricted)


UK Undergraduate Students

Books: 42 days
Bound Periodicals: 14 days
Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 25 items (unless restricted)


Non-UK Borrowers

Books: 28 days
Bound and Unbound Periodicals: Library Use
Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions): Library Use
Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days
Item Limit: 10 items (unless restricted)

Location (with directions): 401 Hilltop Avenue
Mailing Address: 500 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0456
Courier Deliveries: 1000 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40506
Contact Information

LIBRARY NEWS

UK Libraries Closed 4th of July

June 27, 2022

The University of Kentucky Libaries will be closed on Monday, July 4th for the July 4th holiday. The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 5th at 8 a.m.

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Reinette Jones Receives Willis Award for Outstanding Faculty

June 2, 2022

Reinette Jones , Special Collection Librarian and African American Studies Affiliate in the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center , is the recipient of the 2022 ...

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University of Kentucky Archival Project Awarded Project STAND Grant

May 31, 2022

The University of Kentucky Libraries and Latino Student Union new project Wildcat Histories: Preserving Activist UK Student Organizations Legacies aims to preserve the social media of student ...

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Young Library Carpet Replacement to be Complete June 30

May 17, 2022

Crews will be removing and replacing carpet in the second, third and fourth floor of the William T. Young Library.  This project is expected to be complete by Thursday, June 30. To follow ...

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