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Orientation to Young Library  

Library information and resources for students and visitors. Originally created for the A&S 100: Enhancing College Writing Skills & Communication Skills for International Students.
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Reference Desk Hours

Get research help at the Reference Desk!

We are open:

  • Mondays-Thursdays: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Fridays: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturdays: Closed
  • Sundays: 5 PM  - 9PM

Holiday hours and closings


How can I get help from a Librarian?

At the library—Talk to someone at the reference desk on the second floor.

On the phone—Call the library at (859) 218-2048.

Email—Send us an email at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Chat—Use the Ask-a-Librarian feature on our website to Instant Message a librarian.

TextSend us a question from your phone!  (859) 904-2733.



Welcome to the William T. Young Library!

This research guide contains information about the library and the resources you will find here.



Places & Services in the library

Circulation DeskCheck out books and reserve group study rooms here. (1st Floor, Center)

Reference deskGet help with research and how to use the library here. (2nd Floor, North Wing)

The HubGroup study area, computer lab, and IT help. (Basement)

Copy CenterDocument service center by Ricoh (1st Floor, Core 3)

Audio Visual ServicesCheck out DVDs or borrow a laptop (Basement)

Media DepotAudio/Visual Recording rooms (Basement)

PeriodicalsFind print copies of journal articles and magazines. (3rd Floor)

BookshelvesFind print copies of books. (3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors)

Computer LabIT services has a computer lab in the basement of Young library (Basement)

Writing CenterFree individual and group assistance with writing and communication skills—be sure to make an appointment! They also host a weekly International Conversation Hour. (B-108B (basement), West Wing)

Ovid's Cafe & StarbucksNeed a snack or some coffee? Remember to follow our Food & Drink policy(Outside of the building, East side)

Quiet Study AreasNo talking allowed! (Outer Seating Areas on 3rd and 5th Floors)

International Programs

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Toni Greider
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Director of UK Libraries International Programs

1-85 William T. Young Library
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