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Jan. 16, 2018

Confirmed information for Tuesday January 16th:

We will update as information becomes available. Visit the UK Alerts page for more campus information.

The University of Kentucky is on Plan B. Before traveling, please contact the library you are interested in visiting to verify that it will be open. See the UK home page for more information.

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William T. Young Library

 HOURS for January 16, 2018:  

William T. Young Library Hours

Please Note: See the hours that apply to specific departments and offices within Young Library.

IDs are required for entry to the library between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM during the fall and spring semesters. See details

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Monday, January 15-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Open at noon and begin 24/5 schedule

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Spring Semester Hours

Open at 8am on Sunday and remain open through Friday at 8pm

          Saturdays: 8am - 8pm

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Exceptions

Spring Break

Friday, March 9                            Close at 5pm

Saturday & Sunday, 

  March 10 & 11                            noon - 5pm

Monday - Friday,    

   March 12 - 16                            8am - 5pm

Saturday, March 17                       noon - 5pm


Extended hours for Finals Week

Friday, April 27                             Close at midnight

Saturday, April 28                         8am - midnight


Graduation Weekend

Friday, May 4                                Close at 5pm

Saturday, May 5                            10am - 5pm

Sunday, May 6                               noon - 5pm


                             

Why Young Library requires IDs after 10:00 PM

Because of the confluence of two situations:

  • The number of assaults and sex offenses in and around Young Library in previous years
  • Students' demand to have the library open 24 hours

The library reinstated its 24-hour schedule in Fall 2005, but with stricter security guidelines in place.* A comprehensive security assessment of the Young Library area was completed in summer 2004 and recommended limiting the library to electronic access from 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM (i.e., having students use student IDs to gain entrance to the library). The library implemented a suitable alternative since badge access was not feasible.

Access was restricted to current UK students, faculty, staff, and reciprocal college borrowers (See list of reciprocal colleges). Also, IDs would be checked manually, and the restricted access period was shortened to 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM (this restricted access period corresponds to the same restricted access period employed by the Medical Center).

Restricting access is common practice in libraries with extended hours. Requiring an ID to enter the building overnight is a security measure and is enforced for the safety and security of every student, staff, and faculty member in the library after 10:00 PM. Alternatives such as having student records checked by name or address are neither practical nor safe, increasing the time one would wait to enter the building, creating congestion in the library foyer, and increasing the chances of someone giving a false address to gain entry.

*Additional information for Federal Depository Users.


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