The University of Kansas Libraries
Materials Not Found on KU Libraries' Shelves
If a book or a journal issue is not found in the online catalog or is not available in one of the KU Libraries, check with Reference staff to see if the book or article might be available from another source. Other possibilities include the following:
- Kansas State Library Card is available to Kansas residents via public libraries. It provides remote access to several electronic databases with full-text content.
- Electronic publications available on the Web also provide access to a number of magazines, books, and other texts.
- Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery is available for KU faculty, students, and staff to request books, periodical articles, and dissertations that are not owned by KU, at no cost to the borrower. The ILL staff will search for the best, quickest way to obtain the materials. It is also possible to request an electronic copy of an article in a print journal located in the KU Libraries.
- ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS) allows you to purchase copies of ERIC documents [Many are available on microfiche in the Microforms Department arranged by ED number, or as books/microfiche in the Government Documents collection (Anschutz Library).]
- ProQuest Online Dissertation Services allows you to purchase dissertations in a variety of formats. [KU patrons may also request dissertations at no cost through Interlibrary Loan.]
Search Other Libraries' Catalogs
- Kansas Library Catalog can be searched to see if a library in Kansas to which you have access owns the item.
- WorldCat database on First Search can be used to search catalog information covering over 20,000 libraries internationally.
- Other libraries' catalogs can be searched individually to see if another library to which you would have access might own the item and whether it is currently available.