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William T. Young Library is the central library in the University of Kentucky library system. Young Library houses a general undergraduate collection as well as materials in agriculture, biology, business, humanities, and the social sciences. The library is home to the Student Media Depot, the Hemenway Writing Center, Presentation U, and the Ricoh Document Service Center. The Circulation Desk on the First Floor is your one-stop-shop for assistance with any questions or library service needs.


Find spaces and technology available at Young Library, including open seating for quiet or conversational study, reservable study rooms, social spaces, computer labs and printing services, wellness spaces, and the largest Starbucks in Kentucky.

UK Libraries Databases

Research databases are powerful search tools that provide access to books, scholarly and peer-reviewed articles, citation and abstract indexes, primary sources, images, and statistics, and much more. UK Libraries subscribes to over 700 databases. Explore them all in our A-Z list.

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Finding and Using Library Materials

Find tips for tracking down library materials using InfoKat Discovery, locating materials by call number across our libraries, and accessing materials outside of our collections through Interlibrary Loan.

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Research Guides

Research Guides introduce you to our wide-ranging collections and services, guide you through the use of specific tools, and provide an in-depth orientation to subjects, resources, and processes. Search through our hundreds of guides to find what you're looking for.

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