Special Facilities and Services

University Libraries

The extensive library system at the University of Louisville is designed to support undergraduate and graduate research; broad, university scholarship; and student and faculty success.

To these ends, the University Libraries provide services ranging from materials check-outs, research assistance, interlibrary loans and course reserves to loans of laptops, camcorders and flash drives. The libraries also provide study spaces, meeting rooms and presentation spaces. They house UofL resources like the Writing Center, the Delphi Center, and the TILL. Ultimately, University Libraries serve as academic common spaces for all students, faculty, and staff.

The University Libraries consist of:

  • Ekstrom (Main) Library,
  • Archives and Special Collections,
  • The Margaret Bridwell Art Library,
  • The Louis Brandeis Law Library,
  • The Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library, and
  • The Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.

The Libraries’ collections are extensive. Total holdings exceed 2.2 million printed volumes; subscriptions to both print and electronic journals surpass 90,000. E-books, microfilm, and other formats such as DVDs are also included in the collection. Most of these materials can be found using the library’s website: louisville.edu/library.

In addition, the Libraries subscribe to over 300 online information databases in a wide variety of subject areas.

Interlibrary loan services provide study and research materials not owned by the University of Louisville Libraries from collections of other libraries.

For more information about the university's libraries go to louisville.edu/undergraduate/about/libraries/.

University Archives and Records Center

The University Archives is a research repository of national significance. It contains primary sources relating to the university, Louisville, and the nation. It attracts students, faculty, and scholars from Louisville, from elsewhere in the U.S., and from other countries. It collects, preserves, and makes available for research historical manuscripts, oral history interviews, and other primary research materials, and thus serves as a research laboratory for humanists, social scientists, and others. Its collections include nineteenth and twentieth-century records of area businesses, cultural organizations, social service agencies, and churches; personal papers of politicians, scholars, members of the Jewish and African-American communities, women, and other prominent and representative Louisvillians; and publications, papers, and photographs documenting the history of the university. Students with class projects, theses, or dissertations requiring primary sources are invited to consult this office.

Information Technology Services

The Office of Information Technology (IT) offers numerous direct technology, computing and printing solutions in support of University of Louisville’s teaching, research and service missions. Serving students, faculty and staff, IT maintains campus wired and wireless networks and delivers enterprise administrative and academic applications. More information concerning IT services can be found at louisville.edu/it.

The university’s most popular websites feature University of Louisville’s email and ULink services. Students can log into their email as part of the Windows Office 365 tools provided to enrolled students at louisville.edu/email. A secure portal to the university’s information and services, ULink, connects students, faculty and staff to all of the necessary campus and administrative environments.

IT runs an online technology store, iTech Express, with discounted software and downloads, and links to competitively-priced computers for students, faculty and staff. Check it out online at: louisville.edu/it/itechxpress.

IT’s HelpDesk assists the University of Louisville community daily with regard to technology questions and issues. The IT HelpDesk can be reached at (502) 852-7997 or louisville.edu/it/helpdesk for online assistance. Additionally, IT’s iTech Connect provides free face-to-face technology consulting for students, faculty and staff. Located in the lower level of the Miller IT Center on Belknap campus, iTech Connect can help troubleshoot various technology problems like wireless connections, antivirus protection and digital device management.

On each campus, multiple computing centers and labs provide access to academic software and the Internet. iTech Zone, in the lower level of the Miller IT Center, is a primary computing facility with individual workstations and collaborative work areas on the Belknap campus. At this location IT offers, through a partnership with REACH, peer tutoring on general computing essentials, Microsoft software and basic computer programing. Additional public workstations are located throughout University of Louisville in high-traffic locations for email and Internet access.

IT maintains the university’s extensive networking, including a 40 gigabit campus backbone network and a high-speed intercampus fiber network. Telephone services are provided through a voice over IP system equipped with emergency alerts. The university has access to high-speed Internet service through a 10Gbps connection to Internet2, the Kentucky Regional Optical Network (KyRON) and a 2Gbps Internet link to TWTelecom. Wireless Internet service is universally available for University of Louisville students, faculty and staff and guests across all campuses.

International Center

The International Center is the university-wide clearinghouse of information and resources for UofL faculty, students, and researchers involved in academic exchanges, overseas "live and learn" opportunities, and academic research.

The International Center promotes energetically the internationalization efforts of the University. It provides advice and counsel to UofL faculty, students, and researchers traveling abroad and assistance to international students, faculty, and researchers coming to UofL for study or work.

Interested individuals can email the International Center intcent@louisville.edu or visit louisville.edu/internationalcenter.

Campus Housing

Campus Housing promotes a safe, convenient, inclusive and healthy living-learning environment, providing opportunities that engage students, facilitate student and faculty connections and encourage student success.

For information about on-campus and off-campus options, please contact the Campus Housing office via one of the following:

Website: louisville.edu/housing/ 
Phone: (502) 852-6636
Email: oncampus@louisville.edu

Campus Health Services

Student Medical and Psychiatric Services

The Campus Health Service provides medical and psychiatric services to undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Services include primary care, psychiatric, travel medicine and nutritional consults as well as allergy injections, immunizations, sports physicians and diagnostic testing.

Although all students are encouraged to call for appointments, walk-in and same day appointments are generally available at both locations. Charges for medical services are applied to the student’s insurance and/or health fees. Students are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance or fees. Psychiatric services are covered through student fees.

There are two Campus Health Centers that serve health needs of our students.  The centers are located at:

Belknap Campus Location             
Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave. Suite 110
(502) 852-6479

Health Sciences Center Location  
Health Care Outpatient Center (HCOC)
410 E. Chestnut St. Suite 110
(502) 852-6446

Health Insurance and Health Fees

All non-health professional students are charged the Primary Care Health Fee (PCHF) which can be waived with proof of health insurance.  The fee entitles students to basic services at the health centers such as examinations and allergy injections.  This fee is not health insurance and does not provide for specialty care, hospitalization, x-ray or laboratory services.  The PCHF fee is can be waived with proof of health insurance or used as a supplement to the student’s insurance.    

All students enrolled in a program of study that requires them to train in the University’s Affiliated Hospitals such as the MD, DMD, Dental Hygiene, Audiology, and Speech Pathology programs are required to carry major medical insurance and pay a non-waivable Health Professionals Health Fee (HPHF).  Students in these programs are charged for the university-sponsored insurance plan but may waive it with proof of alternate coverage.  A university-sponsored student insurance plan which complies with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is available for students to purchase. 

For additional information about Campus Health Fees, contact the Insurance Advocate via email at stuins@louisville.edu or visit: louisville.edu/campushealth/information/fees/primary-care-health-fee

Campus Insurance Advocate
Cardinal Station
215 Central Ave. Suite 110
(502) 852-6519

Office of Health Promotion and Education

Campus Health Services Office of Health Promotion provides a variety of health education programming and services, which include yoga, stress/sleep management, free HIV and syphilis testing, sexual health workshops, healthy eating, cooking skills, smoking cessation, massage therapy, and physical fitness testing.

Office of Health Promotion and Education
Campus Health Services
Student Activities Center
2100 South Floyd Street, room W309
(502) 852-5429

For additional information about Campus Health Services Office of Health Promotion, visit louisville.edu/healthpromotion

Student Life

Housing and Residence Life, Intramural and Recreational Sports, Student Activities, Greek Life, Recognized Student Organizations, Student Government Association, ACCESS (Adult Services), Service Learning, Swain Student Activities Center Administration, Student Disciplinary Services, Counseling Center, Career Development Center, and International Service Learning Program.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center coordinates services and programs for students and prospective students with disabilities. Accommodations and support services are individualized, depending on the needs of each student. Services and programs are designed to assure access for qualified students with disabilities to all programs and activities of the university.

Students are strongly encouraged to make early contact with the Disability Resource Center to assure adequate time to implement support services.

Please contact the Disability Resource Center at (502) 852–6938 or visit our webpage at louisville.edu/disability.