Please silence cell phones when entering UK Libraries buildings.
Cell phone use is permitted in William T. Young Library in the Basement and near the elevators in the core areas on Floors 2-5. We ask that users lower their voices, keep conversations brief, and refrain from using phones in the stairwells.
In other campus libraries, please limit indoor phone use to messaging and take calls outside.
UK Libraries provides dedicated spaces for doctoral student and faculty study.
Before applying for a study room, please review the following policies.
A first violation of these policies will garner a written warning, and a second will result in the suspension of study room and locker privileges for 12 months.
To be eligible for a doctoral study room, students must:
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Students may submit a request for a study room at any time during the year. Assignments run through the end of the academic year assigned.
Please remember that doctoral study rooms are a shared space. You will not be assigned a personal desk.
Please store all personal items, including library materials checked out to you, in your locker after using the room, and place any un-loaned or non-circulating materials in the open stacks area to be reshelved.
Doctoral Study Room Application Form
To be eligible for a faculty study room or carrel, you must be a current, UK-affiliated faculty member.
Faculty may submit a request for a study room or carrel at any time during the year. Assignments run through the end of the academic year assigned.
If you are assigned an individual study carrel, you may store personal items and checked-out library materials in your carrel.
If you are assigned a group study room, you will not be assigned a personal desk. In this case, please store all personal items and checked-out library materials in your locker.
Faculty Carrel Request Form
To organize an exhibit or public art display in William T. Young Library, please submit an Exhibit Request Form.
The form includes detailed information regarding acceptance guidelines, display procedures, and specifications of available exhibition spaces and equipment.
In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to research, reading, and study, filming and photography are generally prohibited in UK Libraries.
On an exceptional basis, filming and photography are permitted for university-related purposes or UK student projects with advanced approval by UK Libraries’ administration.
Outside entities may be granted permission with advanced approval from:
To seek approval for a film or photo shoot, please submit a request form at least two weeks before the proposed date, and review our filming and photography policies and procedures (PDF).
In order to preserve library collections, equipment, and facilities and maintain a clean, user-friendly environment, we ask that you take special care when consuming food and drink in UK Libraries buildings.
No food or drink may be consumed near computer workstations, printers, scanners, or other electronic equipment, or in areas marked as “No Food or Drinks Allowed.”
We ask that you properly dispose of empty containers and wrappers and immediately report spills to the nearest service desk so they can be cleaned up quickly to avoid permanent damage.
In accordance with UK regulations, alcohol and the use of tobacco products are not permitted in UK Libraries.
Users in violation of these policies will be required to dispose of unauthorized food, drink, or tobacco items and/or leave the library. All violations will be handled in accordance with the UK Libraries Patron Code of Conduct.
In accordance with the UK Policy on Distribution of Publications, prior approval is required before publications, including newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, may be placed in UK Libraries. Unapproved publications will be removed and recycled.
Bulletin boards located in UK Libraries are reserved for announcements of university units, student organizations, or departmental activities. Any announcements placed on bulletin boards must be marked with a day-of-posting date, and will be removed one month after posting. Bulletin boards are not to be used for personal, commercial, or business purposes. Use of bulletin boards and electronic message systems shall be consistent with the Governing Regulations on Use of Facilities, Solicitation of Funds, Political Activity, and Campus Sales.
For more information, see UK Governing Regulations, Part I, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal lockers are available to all UK students, faculty, and staff on Floors 2-5 of William T. Young Library. To check out a locker, talk to a librarian at the Circulation Desk.
To ensure the maintenance of a clean, user-friendly environment and the preservation of library materials, please review the following locker guidelines.
Please note that lockers are checked by library staff at regular intervals, and any prohibited items will be removed. A first offense will result in a written warning, and a second will result in the revocation of locker privileges.
There is a $5 replacement fee for a lost locker key.
Computer labs and public computers [link to S&T] are located in the Fine Arts Library, the Medical Center Library, the Science & Engineering Library, and William T. Young Library.
Computers are available during each library’s normal operating hours. For information on available software, hardware, and other technology services, visit our Spaces & Technology page.
All users of UK Libraries computers are expected to observe the following policies:
Flagrant violation of computer use policies may result in the loss of library privileges.
For additional information, please refer to UK’s Use of Technology Resources regulations.
For any questions about computer use policies, please speak to a librarian or send an email to email@example.com.
Policies regarding reservable meeting and study spaces are located on the reservation page for each space.
Find Information for using spaces and equipment at the SCRC here.
For all other policy questions, please consult our User Code of Conduct.
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