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Account Guide for SCRC: Doing Research
Use this guide to learn how to activate your SCRC Research Account, schedule an appointment, request special collections materials for use in the Breckinridge Research Room, and order digital scans of special collections materials.
The Margaret I. King Library is situated in the middle of campus, our entrance faces Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library. The door will read "Special Collections Research Center." King Library is behind Maxwell Place from Rose Street. See a campus map for more details.
We recommend the Cornerstone Garage (PS#5) on the corner of Limestone and Avenue of Champions or the Bill Gatton Student Center Lot located off Avenue of Champions. Metered spaces are also available in various locations across campus. Parking with an ADA permit can also be found at several locations on campus. Visitor parking rates are generally $2 per hour in lots or garages or by 15-min increments at parking meters. Due to campus construction, events, and athletics, parking for personal vehicles can be extremely limited. More information and parking alerts can be found on the University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services website or by calling their office at (859-257-7433).
From I-75 South I-64 East or West
Take exit 113 (marked Paris/Lexington). Turn right off the exit ramp onto North Broadway (US 68). Follow through downtown approximately 3.5 miles. Two blocks past the Hyatt Regency Lexington, turn left onto West Maxwell Street. Follow to the corner of UK's campus, turning right on Rose Street. King Library is not situated on a street, so you'll need to find parking and review campus maps.
From the Bluegrass Parkway
Turn right off the exit onto Versailles Road (US 60). Follow it about 10 miles until it becomes a one way street (West Maxwell Street). Follow to the corner of UK's campus, turning right on Rose Street. The King Library is not situated on a street so you'll need to find parking and review campus maps.
From I-75 North
Take exit 104 (marked Athens/Lexington). Turn left off the ramp onto Athens Boonesboro Road (which turns into Richmond Road, and then Main Street without taking any turns). Follow for 8.2 miles to downtown. Turn left onto Rose Street. The King Library is not situated on a street so you'll need to find parking and review campus maps.