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The Science and Engineering Library hosts two computer labs and the GIS lab, several study rooms, and ample open seating space across three floors.

Users enter the library on the Second Floor. The Circulation Desk and permanent reserves are located just inside the entrance.

Second Floor

The Second Floor of the SEL is ideal for conversational study and socializing, seating approximately 40 individuals. Study areas include a large open space with long tables and chairs, along with plush reading chairs with arm desks. 

Students can also take advantage of the Collaboratory, a large glass-enclosed room for conversational study. The Collaboratory features four oval tables with nine chairs each, and large whiteboards.

Other Second Floor highlights:

Collaboratory logo on glass, with students working inside

Meet up with peers at the Collaboratory in the Science and Engineering Library.

Third Floor

The Third Floor of the Science & Engineering Library is great for collaborative & quiet study, with seating to accommodate around 100 users.

Here you'll find five study rooms for individual or small group study (310A, 310B, 310C, 310J, and 310K), equipped with tables, six chairs, and whiteboards, all available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also plush reading chairs, individual study desks and carrels, four semi-enclosed individual study pods equipped with outlets, and several tables of different sizes and heights, including adjustable height, for small group study.

Other Third Floor highlights:

  • A self-service computer lab with 16 Windows computers and a printer.
  • A chess board for a quick study break, one of many ways to unwind in UK Libraries. 
  • The Science & Engineering Library’s collection of monographs, dissertations, reference materials, map-related monographs, and USGS publications.
A chess board set in an oak stump beneath a portrait

Make your move at the Science & Engineering Library.

Fourth Floor

The Fourth Floor also provides a variety of spaces ideal for collaborative or quiet study, with seating to accommodate around 100 users. Students can take advantage of plush reading chairs, individual study desks, four semi-enclosed individual study pods equipped with outlets, and several medium and large desks for small group study. Whiteboards on rollers are available throughout the Fourth Floor.

Other Fourth Floor highlights:

  • The Library's collection of serials, current periodicals, and oversize monographs
  • The Kentucky Collection
  • The Jillson Collection
  • The GIS Lab
  • The Gwen Curtis Map Collection
Patron studies a map of Lexington in the Science & Engineering Library.

Browse the Gwen Curtis Map collection at the Science & Engineering Library.