Dean: Dr. Terry Birdwhistell

As the premier research library system in Kentucky, the University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries provides ever-expanding access to quality information resources, services, programs, and facilities. In addition to over 3 million books, UK Libraries offers access to scholarly information needed to drive the academic enterprise in many formats including print, digital, analog and archival. UK Libraries has become a national leader in creating new digital content and information through the Kentucky Digital Library. More than 300 databases provide researchers with the most current information and through our web pages we provide that information when and where researchers want it.

UK Libraries plays an essential role in the University’s commitment to elevating the quality of life and enhancing the intellectual and economic capital in Kentucky. We are an integral part of teaching, research, learning and outreach services. UK Libraries partners with faculty to prepare students for leadership in the knowledge economy and global society.


Browse the University of Kentucky Libraries Collections:

Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship

Library Events

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

Library Faculty Book Gallery

Library Image Galleries

Library Occasional Papers Series

Library Presentations

Library Student Research

Library Videos

Library White Papers

Research Data and Scholarly Communications Committee Workshops

The Kentucky Review

UKnowledge Documents and Forms

Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center