The University of Kansas Libraries
KU Libraries Book Drops
The KU Libraries have five new book drops located on campus. You can return most of the books you check out at times convenient to you at any of these locations:
- Anschutz Library – walk-up location to left of front entrance to library via Hoch Auditoria Drive
- Art & Architecture Library – walk-up location on Spencer Museum of Art Drive (from Mississippi Street) behind Spencer Museum of Art near walkway to building
- Music & Dance Library – walk-up location on east side of Murphy Hall on Summerfield Hall Drive by way of Sunnyside Avenue
- Spahr Engineering Library - walk-up location on east side of the Library in the Eaton Plaza
- Watson Library – walk-up location to right of front entrance by way of Jayhawk Boulevard and Sunflower Road
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Certain materials are vulnerable to damage in a book drop due to heat, climate and space conditions. Reserve items need to be returned to the service desk to ensure that they are available to other patrons.
DO NOT return the following materials in a book drop:
If you have questions about any materials, please call a library service desk.
Two other book drops remain:
- Regents Center Library - Located on the Edwards Campus outside the east entrance to the Regents Center Building.
- Music & Dance Library (Murphy Hall) - Located inside Murphy Hall to the right of the entrance to the Music Library. It is open only during hours that the library is not open and there is a separate slot for CDs and DVDs.
FAQsWhy have the KU Libraries invested in exterior book drops?
-Library users have requested that we make book drops available at exterior sites that are more easily accessible to pedestrian traffic than interior book drops. Exterior book drops available 24/7 will also be more convenient for users of libraries for which there is not currently 24-hour access.
Why close the two book drops that are in the walls of Watson?
-They present a safety and security hazard for Watson Library.
Why are book drops not available directly from my car?
-KU's Design & Construction Management determined this would be a traffic safety hazard.
What about KU Law Library materials?
-These can be returned in any of the six KU Libraries book drops. The same policies apply on what can be returned.