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Basics for Classes Visiting the Special Collections Research Center: Getting Started

What students need to know before their scheduled class session at the Special Collections Research Center.

How to find the Special Collections Research Center

The Special Collections Research Center is located in the Margaret I. King Library, which is #39 on the interactive campus map.  To get to here, you must enter the King Library from the North side adjacent to the Fine Arts Library, as marked on the map with a yellow arrow.  Note that the Science & Engineering Library is on the other side of the King Building off of Library Drive and you cannot get to Special Collections from that entrance.

Once you are inside the Special Collections Research Center, follow the instructions given by the person at the front desk.  Larger classes will not be asked to sign-in, but smaller classes or individual student users will need to sign-in at the front desk.

Classroom Locations
Great Hall: Proceed straight ahead past the giant Abraham Lincoln head (you can't miss it), and up the stairs to the left, then turn left twice into the Great Hall.  Please take a seat and await instructions. 

Ford Center (Room 104): From the front desk, go to your left into the alcove and turn left into the Ford Center.

Please place your backpacks and other items where instructed, put away all beverage containers, find a seat, and follow any instructions given by the SCRC staff and faculty.  You may have your mobile devices with you for use in the class assignment only.

Please do not touch any archival material until instructed to do so. 


Contact Us at the SCRC

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Breckinridge Research Room
2nd Floor
Margaret I. King Library
Special Collections Research Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0039