Library Services available to Community Patrons
Library services are not limited only to those associated with UK (students, faculty, and staff). There are many services offered to the general community as well. If you plan to do research while on campus, start with On Campus Research.
Start here if you plan to do Off Campus Research.
Non-UK patrons may get a Special Borrower's card at any of the UK libraries if they are 18 years of age and show either a valid Kentucky driver's license, a valid Kentucky non-driver's ID card, an active student or faculty/staff ID from an approved reciprocal college, or a UK alumni card. Find more information about borrowing library materials.
|Young Library Loan Periods|
|Books||Bound Periodicals||Unbound Periodicals||Non-Print (see AV Services for exceptions)||Reserves||Item Limit|
|28 days||Library Use||Library Use||Library Use||2 hrs.; 1 day; 3 days, 7 days||25 items|
For other UK Libraries' loan periods, see Loan Periods by Location.
You may visit any campus library to check out or make reproductions of materials. Storage facilities are not open to the public, but material may be retrieved through the Book Express Service.
Materials located in UK Libraries may be requested though your local library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Through that service you may request the loan of an item(s) from circulating collections, or copies/scans of journal articles, etc. UK’s ILL Lending policies may be given to your local library staff for information on borrowing material through this process.
Not finding what you want? Call, email, chat with or visit a UK Reference Librarian who will be glad to help you.