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University of Kentucky WT Young Library

University of Kentucky WT Young Library

Lexington, Kentucky

The William T. Young Library, located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, is named for William T. Young, a prominent local businessman, horse breeder, philanthropist and alumnus of the university, who began fund raising 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 amongst public universities in the nation for the largest book endowment.

Calhoun Construction Services served as the General Contractor on an upgrade and re-purposing of the Library space in the lower level and complete remodel of the office area on the first floor.



  • General Contractor
  • 4,600 sqft
  • Completed 2014