Beginning Monday, December 7, the Science & Engineering Library will be open by appointment only. We are closed weekends and holidays. Please complete this form so that we can better assist you: Winter Appointment Form.
Please note: we will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of MLK, Jr. Day. We plan to resume normal semester hours on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
There is currently construction taking place in front of the Science & Engineering Library. Beginning 1/19, patrons may access the building by walking up the temporary gravel path to the left of the entrance, next to the outdoor book drop. Please see images below.
A quick reference guide to UK Libraries schedule is available on our Hours at a Glance page. Learn more about UK Libraries safe and smart RESTART here.
The UK Science & Engineering Library houses the physics, astronomy, chemistry, engineering, math, statistics, and geology collections. It is also home to the largest map collection of its kind in the state of Kentucky with approximately 242,000 paper maps and aerial photographs. The Science & Engineering Library staff offer reference support, information literacy instruction, research help, course reserves, circulation, and library express (Interlibrary Loan, Book & Media Express, and Article Express). The UK Science & Engineering Library serves UK students, faculty, staff, and the commonwealth of Kentucky.
For assistance, contact our Information Desk at (859) 257-0121.
UK Faculty/Staff, Affiliated Faculty/Staff, Emeritus Faculty, Visiting Scholars
Books: 120 days Bound and Unbound Periodicals: 4 days Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days Item Limit: 100 items (unless restricted)
UK Graduate Students, Donovan Scholars
Books: 90 days Bound and Unbound Periodicals: 4 days Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days Item Limit: 75 items (unless restricted)
UK Undergraduate Students
Books: 42 days Bound and Unbound Periodicals: 4 days Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days Item Limit: 25 items (unless restricted)
Books: 28 days Bound and Unbound Periodicals: Library Use Reserves: 2 hours; 1 day; 3 days; 7 days Item Limit: 10 items (unless restricted)