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Take Advantage of Campus Library Resources, Tackle Your Reading Goals

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 23, 2022) — It may already be March, but that doesn’t mean you’ve run out of time to accomplish your reading goals for 2022 or take advantage of the many library resources on campus.

You may be familiar with @UKLibraries on Twitter, but did you know that UK Libraries operates several libraries right here on campus? Whether you are looking for a change in study space or a particular item for a course project, check out the locations below to find what you need:

Additional resources offered through the libraries include:  Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral HistoryNotable Kentucky African Americans DatabaseJohn C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader PhotographsMicrofilm Holdings DatabaseKentucky Digital Newspaper Program and The Lomax Kentucky Recordings, as well as Kentucky Digital Newspapers and Microfilm.

UK Libraries’ exploreUK is home to more than 530,000 digitized collections, prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video and more.

Looking to take a study break and sink your tooth into a new book?

Here are a few titles by local and faculty authors on subjects ranging from Black History Month, Women’s History Month and current events as well as local people and places, from the University Press of Kentucky:

The University Press of Kentucky is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, representing a consortium that includes all of the state universities, five private colleges and two historical societies. The press’ editorial program focuses on the humanities and the social sciences. Offices for the administrative, editorial, production and marketing departments of the press are found at the University of Kentucky, which provides financial support toward operating and publishing expenses. ​

As the premier research library in the Commonwealth, UK Libraries empowers lifelong learners to discover, create and connect by providing ever-expanding access to quality information and collaborating with academic and creative communities worldwide to advance knowledge, enhance scholarship and preserve the history and culture of the Commonwealth. More information about UK Libraries can be found on its website.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.