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Get articles, books and more from KU Libraries or other libraries and institutions worldwide through Document Delivery, InterLibrary Borrowing and other services.

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KU Libraries faculty and staff collaborate with faculty, instructional staff, and other campus groups to ensure that students develop the information literacy skills they need to become efficient, effective, and fluent users and producers of information. To request a consultation or library instruction assistance, please submit a Library Instruction Request Form before the start of the semester, or at least two weeks prior to your desired instruction time.

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Libraries’ faculty and staff have a broad range of expertise in research collections, tools, and methods and are happy to assist researchers at any stage of the research process.

Research assistance is available at the service desks in any library location, through Ask a Librarian, or you can request a consultation.

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KU Libraries faculty and staff advise and assist faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in sharing their research in print and digital forms. Our staff are knowledgeable in the areas of copyright and author's rights, scholarly impact, and open access. KU Libraries also hosts KU ScholarWorks—the institutional repository of the University of Kansas—and an array of online scholarly journals.

KU Libraries engage with incoming and returning students and reaches out to lifelong learners throughout our local, state and regional community. As a State of Kansas institution, KU Libraries are dedicated to serving users beyond our campus. Our services include effective engagement with incoming and returning students; outreach to lifelong learners throughout our local, state and regional community and the promotion of scholarship throughout the KU community and beyond.


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We can help with your research questions -- contact us by chat, phone, email, text or at a Research Help desk.

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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection
—American Library Association
KU ScholarWorks offers access to more than 13,000 items created by KU faculty and students
An international leader in the open access movement
Users check out nearly 300,000 items every year
Users access more than 3.3 million articles online each year
More than 111,000 scores, books, sound recordings, and other volumes in Music & Dance Library
Anschutz Library serves as KU’s 24-hour study facility for students
More than 700 Vosper Society members support the mission of KU Libraries
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