Special Facilities and Services

University Libraries

The university offers an extensive library system designed to support undergraduate and graduate research. The University Libraries consist of the Ekstrom (Main) Library, Archives and Special Collections, the Art Library, the Law Library, the Music Library, and the Health Sciences Library.

Total library holdings number more than 2.3 million printed volumes; subscriptions to both print and electronic journals number more than 70,000. 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 catalog available at http://louisville.edu/library.  In addition, the Libraries subscribe to over 200 online information databases in a wide variety of subject areas.

Interlibrary loan services of the Ekstrom, Health Sciences, and Music libraries specialize in obtaining study and research materials not owned by the University of Louisville Libraries from collections of other libraries worldwide.  For more extensive information regarding The University of Louisville Libraries visit their website: http://louisville.edu/library.

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

UofL's Information Technology unit (IT) is responsible for planning, implementation, deployment, and management of information technology services in support of the instructional, research, administrative, and service programs of the University.

For more information regarding the many services offered by Information Technology, please visit their web-site: louisville.edu/it

International Center

The International Center is the university-wide clearing house 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.

E-mail: intcent@louisville.edu or visit http://louisville.edu/internationalcenter

Residence Facilities

For complete information regarding accommodations and for application forms inquiries should be addressed to:

University of Louisville
Residence Administration
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


Student Health and Insurance

The University of Louisville offers a Health Insurance Plan to meet student health care needs. This Health Insurance Plan is a major medical and hospitalization plan which has coverage for both inpatient and outpatient services. Similar to an HMO, the Health Services Office serves as the primary care provider and a referral is necessary for most services rendered outside of the Student Health Services. Purchase of the Health Insurance Plan provides coverage for physician visits at the Health Services Office (HSO) which has two clinical locations.

To be eligible for coverage under the Student Health Plan, students must be one of the following:

  1. an undergraduate student taking 6 or more credit hours

  2. a graduate student taking 3 or more hours or degree candidate,

  3. GTA, GTS and GRA students receiving a stipend check from the University receive the Health Insurance Plan coverage as a benefit of their employment. If you believe you are eligible for this benefit please check with your department to verify coverage.

The Health Service Offices operate 12 months of the year and is located at Cardinal Station Center, 215 Central Avenue - Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40208.

The Health Sciences Center (HSC) Office is located at 550 South Jackson Street, Ambulatory Care Building (ACB) 1st Floor.

For more information and appointments, please call the Campus Health Services Office (Cardinal Station Center) at (502) 852-6479 or the HSC Office at (502) 852-6446. The Insurance Advocate can be reached at (502) 852-6519.

Student Services

Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Admissions, Orientation, Testing Services, Financial Aid, Registrar, Commencement, Residency, and Student-Athlete Certification.

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.