Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Hours of Operation

​​​​​​Archives Research R​​oom

The Kentucky State Archives' Research Room is ope​n to the pub​​lic:

  • ​​Monday - Thursday from 9 am ​- 3:30 pm EDT / Closed on Fridays ​​
Appointments are highly encouraged so that staff can help you prepare for your visit and ensure we have resources to accommodate your research.

​ To speak to an Archives Research Room staff member to discuss your research needs and to schedule an appointment, please call (502) 564-1770.

​​ ​Research Room staff are available by phone, Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm ET. ​

All visitors must register with the security guard before entering the Archives Research Room.​

State Lib​​​rary

The State Library is open from 9 am - 4 pm ET, Monday - Friday.

Staff are available by phone and through Ask a​ Librarian from 8 am - 4:30 pm ET, Monday - Friday.

​​Holidays and Closures

For the schedule of holidays/closures, visit the Calendar of Eve​nts.