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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.

How to create an SCRC Researcher Account

Anyone wishing to use SCRC materials, order digital scans, visit the Breckinridge Research Room, or use the Breckinridge Digital Studio must first create an SCRC Research Account. Depending on your relationship to UK, your registration method will vary.

Learn how to register your SCRC Research Account here:

Planning Your Research Visit

The UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center Research Room is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Appointments are recommended.

Planning your research visit is a two-step process:

  1. Schedule an appointment using the UK Libraries appointment system. Walk-ins are welcome.
    **Effective March 9, 2022** masks will be optional inside of all common areas in UK Libraries campus locations, in accordance with the University of Kentucky's latest health and safety update.
  2. 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 and require a minimum 48 hour advanced notice.