Medical Center Library

 HOURS for August 12, 2020:  Now Closed

The basement level of the Medical Center Library (MCL) is currently open, Monday-Friday, from 8:00am - 5:00pm.  After hours access is not available.  We are focused on keeping our patrons and our staff safe!  Furniture has been configured for proper social distancing, and masks are required to be worn at all times in the MCL.  Please call the service desk 859-323-5300 or email for MCL specific questions.  

Learn more about UK Libraries safe and smart RESTART here.

MCL Research Workshop Series - Presented on Zoom  New!  

Request a Literature Search  New!  

New PubMed Interface launches mid-May  

LibKey PubMed: One Click Access to Articles

Legal Use of UK Libraries' Electronic Resources  


EndNote X9 Available on UK Download Site    

BROWZINE!  Get Tables of Contents for New Journal Issues 


See News & Events for other Medical Center Library news.

Literature Search

                     PubMedPubMed (Legacy)Clinical Key     

                       CINAHLBrowZine              UpToDate (MCL)          Databases for MCL

MCL Resources Guide 2012   MCL Mobile Resources Research Guide    Link to Scopus
Ask a Medical Librarian    Medical Center Library Facebook 

UK faculty, staff and students use their UK Wildcard as their library card. Persons not affiliated with UK may obtain a library card if they are 18 years of age and present a valid Kentucky driver's license or a valid non-driver ID. Faculty, staff, and students from reciprocal colleges and universities in Kentucky may obtain a UK library card with proper identification. Anyone with a UK library card may check out materials in the Medical Center Library or any UK campus library.

Use InfoKat Discovery Library Catalog (UK Libraries Holdings) to locate materials owned by the UK Libraries.

CollectionLocationLoan Period
AudiovisualsFirst floor7 days
BooksRemote Storage

28 days for UK Non-UK borrowers

42 days for UK Undergraduates 

90 days for UK Graduate students

120 days for UK Faculty/Staff

Reference BooksFirst floorSpecial permission
Permanent ReserveFirst floor2 hours
Unbound JournalsFirst floor2 hours
Bound JournalsRemote Storage4 days
MCL pre-1987 CollectionWilliam T. Young LibraryUK Libraries Circulation Policy
Rare BooksSpecial CollectionsNone
19th Century CollectionWilliam T. Young LibraryUK Libraries Circulation Policy

E-mail notices

The Medical Center Library sends library notices via e-mail.


If a book, journal, or audiovisual you need is checked out, you may place a hold on it so that when it is returned to the Medical Center Library it will be held at the User Services desk for you. You will be notified when it is available.

Contact Genia Kempster if you have questions about placing a hold on library materials or for any questions related to borrowing library materials.

If you have questions or comments about the University of Kentucky Medical Center Library, please contact us. If you would like to contact individual staff members, please use the Medical Center Library Faculty/Staff Directory.

Call Us Call: (859)323-5300

Fax Us Fax: (859)323-1040

Email Us Email:

Email Us Mailing Address: 

800 Rose St.
Lexington, KY

Library Liaisons

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