Welcome to the Leisure Reading Libguide! If you are looking for a good book to read, this is the place for you!
Although University of Kentucky Libraries does not have a popular reading collection per se, there are books for all types of readers throughout the shelves! So regardless of genre or topic, there is most likely a book for you at UK Libraries, both for academic research and pure pleasure.
New fiction titles in our collection.
Click on a book to see if it is available to check out!
While much of UK libraries print collection is available in Young Library, it is possible that the book you are looking for is in another library, or even in storage. Regardless of the location, UK students, faculty and staff, as well as community members with a library card can check out books. It is even possible to have a book sent to a campus library closer to you to pick up, using Express Delivery Services.
As the University of Kentucky Library spends the majority of the budget on academic and course materials, the library may not have some of the leisure reads you may be interested in reading. If you are interested in a book that UK Libraries does not own, try the Lexington Public Library or your local public library. Another option is Interlibrary Loan.
Take a look at these recommendations from our UK Libraries staff blog, Off the Shelf!
Also check out our blog articles featuring new library employees. We always ask them about their favorite books!
"What are UK faculty reading this summer?"
August 2021 A&S faculty in UKNow
"What are Wildcats reading on World Book Day?"
April 2022 World Book Day in UKNow