Staff from Reference Services area are available at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of William T. Young Library to help students, faculty, and other library users make effective use of the library and its resources. Staff can assist users by locating answers to specific questions or by explaining the use of InfoKat Discovery, other electronic resources and databases, journal indexes, and other reference material. They will also assist users in verifying and locating the Libraries' periodicals holdings. in addition, Reference staff will refer users to other departments and libraries who have specialized knowledge and collections in other locations, both in UK libraries and throughout the world. For more information on periodicals, newspapers and microforms, see the Periodicals website.
The library is a regional depository for U.S. government information. These materials, as well as British parliamentary papers, Kentucky state government publications, U.N. and European Union depository publications, and over one million technical reports, are available in the libraries' collections.