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Special Collections Research Center

 HOURS for September 21, 2017:  Now Closed


The SCRC will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4, 2017 for the Labor Day holiday.

Our Mission

Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection, the John G. Heyburn Center for Judicial Excellence, and the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center.

SCRC collects,preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the social, cultural, economic, and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Materials are acquired regardless of format and include both primary and secondary sources; Kentuckiana is collected comprehensively. SCRC maintains the University Archives and records management program for all records generated by the University and serves as its archival repository for permanent records. SCRC advances and supports the research, teaching, and scholarship of the University and beyond by preserving and providing access to its holdings.

Associate Dean Deirdre A. Scaggs

Materials at Special Collections Research Center do not circulate.

Access to materials provided through the Breckinridge Research Room.

Special Collections Research Center
Front Desk and Main Entrance

Phone: (859) 257-1742
Fax: (859) 257-6311

Main Entrance open during regular operating hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

For Research, Reference, or Collections-related Inquiries
Breckinridge Research Room
Phone:
(859) 257-8611
Fax: (859) 257-6311
Contact Us via online form

Breckinridge Research Room staff available during open hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Campus Mail Code: 0039

Emergency Vehicle Response Location:
179 Funkhouser

Mailing Address:
Special Collections Research Center
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Delivery Address:
179 Funkhouser Drive
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Please visit the SCRC staff directory for individual contact and program information.

LIBRARY NEWS

Online Reservations Now Available for Young Library’s Study Spaces

September 21, 2017

William T. Young Library is very pleased to announce the launch of a new online reservation system for group study rooms. Previously, rooms were available to students on a first-come, first-serv

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Cinema Without Borders Research Guide Now Available

September 21, 2017

Cinema Without Borders , a research guide to go along with the College of Arts and Sciences film series about civic action, is now available. The films, which will be shown in Young Lib

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Young Library’s Interlibrary Loan Department Expands Services

September 21, 2017

In fulfilling their mission to provide patrons access to a wider range of materials and greater flexibility in retrieving them, Young Library's Interlibrary Loan department has ex

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UK Libraries Marks Constitution Day with James Still Exhibit

September 21, 2017

In conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences Keys to our Common Future: Constitution Day celebration , UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) unveiled a new exhibit, &l

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