As this new semester unfolds it seems to me that more students are using Young Library sooner and in greater numbers than any previous semester I can recall. We are seeing similar increased use across the branches.
Perhaps this is due to the larger incoming class. I suggest that it might also be the result of UK’s successful recruiting efforts to bring in the smartest, most talented, and most goal oriented first year class ever. These highly motivated students want to get started with the college work and there is no better space on the campus for that to happen than in UK Libraries.
Regardless of the reasons, we are pleased that UK students find our libraries helpful to their learning and research. In a conversation this week with doctoral students in history who have study spaces in Young, they said they did not know what they would do without the service and the learning spaces that UK Libraries offers.