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Three students study in Starbucks at Young Library.

Pick up a refreshing drink from the Starbucks at "Willy T."


Wellness Spaces

Rest and recharge your body and mind in one of UK Libraries’ wellness spaces.

Meditation Space, Young Library 2-44

Stretch, breathe, and be still in the Meditation Space in Young Library.

Open during regular library hours and available to all library visitors, the room is equipped with:

  • Yoga mats 
  • White noise machine 
  • Bean bags

Find more resources to aid your quest for inner peace and tranquility at Mindful UK.

Bean bag chairs, table, lamp, and whiteboard in Meditation Space at Young Library.

Be still and recenter in Young Library's Meditation Space.

Gaming Areas

Virtual Reality Room @ The Hub

Unwind and escape with a PlayStation 4 console and PlayStation VR system located in the Student Media Depot in the Basement of Young Library. Choose from a selection of virtual reality games available for check out from the Circulation Desk. 

Chess Set, Science & Engineering Library

Tomorrow’s exam keeping you in check? Take a chess break on the Third Floor of the Science & Engineering Library, where a chessboard carved from a large cross-section of a tree trunk waits for a match. Other board games are available for check out at the Young Library Circulation Desk. 

A chess board set in an oak stump beneath a portrait

Make your move at the Science & Engineering Library.

Lactation Room, Young Library B-64

Located in the the Basement of Young Library, the Lactation Room is accessible during regular library hours.

The room is equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. There is no sink or refrigerator, and users must supply their own pump.

Visitors are asked to limit time to one hour. Patrons can request a key to the lactation room at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor.

Please contact Terri Brown at or (859) 218-1899 with any questions.

View of the interior of the Lactation Room in the Basement of Young Library.

The Lactation Room is located in the Basement of Young Library.

John Jacob Niles' Steinway Piano located in the Niles Gallery at the Fine Arts Library.

John Jacob Niles' Steinway piano is located in the Niles Gallery at the Fine Arts Library.

Explore Your Campus Libraries

Spaces should be functional, but they should also inspire. Hear the patter of a rainstorm on the skylights 93 feet above you as you settle into a cozy chair in the Atrium of Young Library. Cross the skybridge and follow the sun around the Wethington Reading Room on the Fifth Floor. Hunt for the library’s oldest records (hint: they’re in the floor, and they’re as old as dinosaurs). Channel the spirit of Storm Cat as you gallop toward that deadline. Find art from contemporary Kentucky artists, one-of-a-kind 3D artists’ books, and hand-carved dulcimers from one of American music’s most important figures. We hope you find all of our UK Libraries locations welcoming, warm, and even a bit delightful. Discover the history, art and artifacts, and legends and lore that make UK Libraries unique.