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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.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.