UK Libraries Service and Technology Upgrades to Aid Student Success

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2017) University of Kentucky Libraries has been working hard to expand several services designed to help students study more efficiently and affordably. Students and faculty may now reserve study rooms online, retrieve reproductions of articles electronically, arrange to pick up books and media directly from the circulation hold desk, and access hundreds of free online textbooks.

Study Room Reservations

William T. Young Library has announced the launch of a new online reservation system for study rooms. Previously offered only on a first-come, first-served basis, students now have the ability to use their mobile devices to reserve rooms up to a week in advance.

To make a reservation, visit, choose your room and time, and fill out the online form. For more information, including more detailed instructions on how to make a reservation, visit

Article Express

Graduate students may now use Article Express, a service previously offered only to UK faculty, staff and students with permanent or temporary disabilities. The service offers the convenience of electronically acquiring reproductions of articles, book chapters and law proceedings from the UK Libraries' collections.

For more information on Article Express, visit

Book & Media Express

Book & Media Express, a service for faculty, staff and students, offers the delivery of books from any campus library as well as media material from the Young Audio Visual Services Media Library to a different campus library. It also provides delivery to a pick-up point for all patrons needing any material retrieved from Storage-Library Collections.

UK faculty, staff and graduate students can now use Book & Media Express to request materials held in Young Library be delivered to the Young Library Circulation Department hold shelf for easier retrieval. The Science and Engineering Library and the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center also offer same-site retrieval.

For more information on the Book & Media Express service, visit

Free Online Textbooks via InfoKat Discovery

UK faculty and students can now find and access hundreds of curated free online textbooks by searching the library catalog, InfoKat Discovery. Written by experts, the textbooks cover a wide spectrum of subjects and are freely available through the Open Textbook Library.

As the premier research library in the Commonwealth, UK Libraries provides ever-expanding access to quality information resources, services and programs. UK Libraries locations include the William T. Young Library, the Agricultural Information Center, the Hunter M. Adams College of Design Library, the Education Library, the John A. Morris Library (Gluck Equine Research Center), the Kentucky Transportation Center Library, the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, the Medical Center Library, the Science and Engineering Library and the Special Collections Research Center.

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