Finding Government Information


Kentucky Government Publications

How to find a Kentucky Government Publication

To find a Kentucky government publication, begin by searching the UK Libraries' InfoKat Discovery. Search by Kentucky government agency, title or keyword.

  • The catalog records will list the library location, call number and status (due date, Lost, Bindery, etc) for each government publication.
  • In the UK Libraries, Kentucky government publications are classified in two call number systems:
    • Older Kentucky government publications are classified in a call number system called "Swank." Swank call numbers begin with numbers representing the place of a state in an alphabetical list of state names. ALL KENTUCKY GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS WITH A SWANK CALL NUMBER BEGIN WITH "17-."
    • More recent Kentucky government publications are classified in the Library of Congress classification, which organizes them in the stacks by their subject matter.
    •  Where are the Kentucky government publications?
      • Kentucky state government publications that have been classed with Library of Congress (LC) call numbers will be housed in the Young Library journal stacks (2nd or 3rd floors) or the book stacks (4th and 5th floors) by that call number. LC call numbers puts them on the shelves according to subject matter and not as a separate government documents collection.
      • Older Kentucky state government publications with Swank call numbers (beginning with "17-") will be housed as a separate collection in the Libraries' Storage - Library Collections. The location in the online catalog, InfoKat, will read King Storage Kentucky Documents. Request these materials using Book and Media Express.
      • Show a library card or UK student ID to check out Kentucky government publications at the Circulation desk.
      • Kentucky government publications may also be shelved in other campus libraries. Be sure to note the library location and call number. Check the libraries' locations and the hours for each library.


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