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Computer Labs 

UK Libraries offers access to computers running both Windows and Mac operating systems.

  • Student computer labs can be found in:
    • Basement of William T. Young Library
    • Science & Engineering Library (Floors 2–3)
  • Public computers are available in:
    • Young Library (Floors 1–2)
    • Fine Arts Library (Floors 1–2)
    • Science & Engineering Library (Floor 3)
    • Medical Center Library (Floor 1) 

Visit our Software & Apps page for more information on computer resources.

Computers on rows of tables

The Cisco Computer Lab in the Basement of Young Library

GIS Lab and Digital Mapping 

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab is located on the Fourth Floor of the Science & Engineering Library and is open to any UK student, staff, or faculty member.

In the GIS Lab, you'll find:

  • Four workstations are furnished with 30-inch monitors
  • Assorted software, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcPro, QGIS, and Google Earth,
  • 11x17 flatbed scanner
  • A variety of training workbooks and GIS reference materials

The Lab is open during normal Science & Engineering Library hours. For more information, visit UK’s Mapping Resources guide or contact Sarah Watson at sarahwatson@uky.edu

A student uses a computer terminal in the GIS Lab at the Science & Engineering Library.

Visit the GIS Lab in the Science & Engineering Library for digital mapping resources.

Breckinridge Digital Studio

The Breckinridge Digital Studio, located in the Breckinridge Research Room on the Second Floor of the Special Collections Research Center, is a self-serve digitization studio available to all registered students, faculty, staff, and community members wishing to scan their personal research materials.

Specialized equipment includes:

  • Bookeye 4 Planetary Color Scanner for books and photographs
  • Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE Film Scanner for film and slides
  • FotodioX LED Studio-in-a-Box Tabletop Studio for small objects

Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage users to supply their own storage devices, though 8 GB thumb drives may be borrowed from the research desk in the Breckinridge Research Room.

For detailed equipment specifications, visit our FAQs page.

A woman uses slide scanner in the Breckinridge Digital Studio.

Find specialized scanners at the Breckinridge Digital Studio.

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Butler Education Studio

The Butler Education Studio is a self-serve maker space offering free craft and paper materials for projects and paper displays in our Education Library.

Our large collection of craft tools includes:

  • AccuCut Dies
  • Cricut Machine
  • Button Maker
  • Laminator

Craft kits and Lego kits are also available for checkout.  

A Formlabs Form2 3D printer capable of producing complex and highly detailed objects is available to students and faculty on an appointment basis. For more information contact Jeretta Robinson at jeretta.robinson@uky.edu.

A man operates a CriCut machine in front of bookcases

Find tools and free craft supplies at the Butler Education Studio

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King Library Press

Located in the Basement of the Special Collections Research Center, the King Library Press offers lectures, one-day workshops, and apprenticeship opportunities to students and community members interested in fine printing and book arts. 

Training is required to operate the equipment, which includes:

  • A 1927 wooden common press designed by Victor Hammer in Florence, Italy
  • Four cast iron Washington hand presses
  • Several Chandler & Price flywheel-driven presses
  • Modern Vandercook Universal I and Vandercook SP15 presses

The Press is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from morning to early afternoon. 

View of old printing presses in the King Library Press

Learn the art of fine printing at the King Library Press.