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Renovation in Progress

The Second Floor of the Science & Engineering Library is under renovation.

The library Service Desk has been relocated to the Third Floor. 

Rooms 213E and 213F will continue to be accessible while construction is in progress. All other spaces on the Second Floor will be reconfigured to bring you something new soon!

The Science & Engineering Library hosts a computer lab, the GIS lab, several study rooms, and ample open seating space.

Users enter the library building on the Second Floor. The Third and Fourth Floors are accessible via a staircase and elevator located across the hall from the main entrance. 

Second Floor

The Second Floor of the SEL is currently under renovation.

Users may still enjoy Subway restaurant, located just inside the main entrance. Two classroom spaces, 213E and 213F, are also open during construction.  

Third Floor

The Service Desk, newly relocated to the Third Floor, is your one-stop shop for reference help and to check out library materials.

A great place for both collaborative and quiet study, the Third Floor holds seating to accommodate around 100 users. Here you'll find four study rooms for individual or small group study (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 tables, for small group study.

Other Third Floor highlights include:

  • A self-service computer lab with 8 Mac and 4 Windows computers and a printer
  • Chess sets available for check out for study breaks, one of many ways to unwind in UK Libraries 
  • The Science & Engineering Library’s collection of monographs, dissertations, reference materials, 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 include:

  • The Library's collection of serials, current periodicals, and oversize and map-related 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 Maps Library.