University libraries

Central to learning 

The university library system consists of the Harry Lee Waterfield Library (main library) and two branch libraries: Pogue Special Collections and the Legal Resources Overby Law Library, which is located on the ground floor of Pogue Library. The library collection contains over 800,000 948,000 resource materials, including over 445,000 490,000 volumes of books and bound periodicals, 175,000 233,000 depository items from the federal and Kentucky state governments, 145,000 194,000 microforms, and 30,000 31,000 media resources.

The libraries provide access to 57 databases covering a wide variety of disciplines and subscribe to over 3,000 2,000 periodical and serial titles in print. Additionally, access is provided to approximately 4,200 periodicals full-text online. Wireless, fully Internet capable laptop computers are available for in-house use. Multiple sections of LOR 101 – Library Research for Information Literacy (2-credit hours) are offered each semester.

Group instruction is offered, often in collaboration with classroom faculty, and individual consultation. A Library Guide to all resources is available in the Waterfield Library, and a brochure describing the resources of the Pogue Special Collections Library is also available.

Additional information is available at the  University Libraries website.

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