Use this guide to learn how to register for an SCRC Researcher Account, schedule an appointment, request special collections materials for use in the Breckinridge Research Room, and order digital scans of special collections materials.
Special Collection Research Center
216a Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
How to request SCRC materials
Use your Researcher Account to request retrieval of SCRC materials so they are ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the Special Collections Research Center for your appointment. Since many of our collections are stored off-site we ask that you request materials a minimum of 5 business days in advance to ensure availability. Same day requests for materials on-site will be accepted until 3:30pm. Confirmed appointments are preferred, however walk-in visitors are welcome.
Request SCRC materials using one of the SCRC databases, the UK Libraries catalog, or directly through your SCRC Researcher Account. Most materials are stored off-site so we ask you to submit requests at least five business days prior to ensure availability.