William T. Young Library

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William T. Young Library
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CountryUnited States
TypePublic
EstablishedApril 3, 1998
Location500 S. Limestone Street, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0456
Coordinates38°01′58″N 84°30′06″W / 38.03273°N 84.50154°W / 38.03273; -84.50154Coordinates: 38°01′58″N 84°30′06″W / 38.03273°N 84.50154°W / 38.03273; -84.50154
Collection
Size1.2 million volumes
Websitelibraries.uky.edu/WTYL
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The William T. Young Library is located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. It is named for William T. Young, a prominent local businessman, horse breeder, philanthropist and alumnus of the university, who began fundraising efforts with a donation of $5 million. The facility serves as a central library for the university's social sciences, humanities, and life sciences collections, and acts as a federal depository and a public library for the state of Kentucky. It holds the record among public universities in the nation for the largest book endowment.[1]

  1. ^ "Stats-at-a-glance". University of Kentucky. 2007-05-23.

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