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Beginner's Guide to UK Libraries: Circulation

A guide to provide basic information on how to use UK Libraries. It includes tips on doing research, library vocabulary and the ability to view the guide in other languages using Google Translate.

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Please call Circulation Desk  at (859) 218-1881

Please call Fines Office at (859) 218-2025

Reserve Items

Reserve books and paper items are available upon request at the Circulation desk. If you are not sure what items you need for your class, please see the reserve plastic binders. The reserve binders list the instructor, class, and all items on reserve for that course.

Welcome to Circulation


  • Library materials may be borrowed from the University of Kentucky library by bringing the items to the Circulation desk.
  • You need your student card  (your UK Wildcard Student ID) to check out a book. You may get your Wildcard at the Student ID Office currently located in Bowman’s Den. “


     Your ID card will look like the picture below.


Fines Office

Fines Window


If you need to pay a library fine, the Fines Office is located to the left of the circulation desk in Young Library. The Fines Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. You may pay a fine using cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. You may also use your PlusAccount.